Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, develops and constructs affordable homes for low-income families. Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity is receiving its first ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing dedication to providing ENERGY STAR qualified new homes to low-income families. By doing so, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity empowers families to generate wealth through successful long-term homeownership thereby breaking the generational cycle of poverty. Key accomplishments in 2009 include:
Building 29 ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2009, for a total of 147 since 2006.
Collectively saving homeowners a total of more than $123,000 per year on their utility bills and reducing their energy use by 42%.
Constructing approximately 35% of its new homes to earn the ENERGY STAR.
Including four classes that incorporate ENERGY STAR messaging in its HomeWORKS educational program for homeowners and their children.
Continuing to inspire local for-profit builders to build ENERGY STAR qualified new homes.