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Houston Habitat for Humanity

Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

Houston Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit 501(c)3 affordable home builder serving buyers that are 60 percent or more below median income in Houston, Texas. Houston Habitat for Humanity is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its commitment to providing ENERGY STAR qualified homes to low-income families who would otherwise not qualify for homeownership. Key achievements in 2009 include:

  • Building 100 percent of new homes to be ENERGY STAR qualified.
  • Constructing 84 affordable ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2009--representing a savings of nearly 63,000 kWh--for a total of more than 500 qualified homes since 2003.
  • Helping families purchase affordable, energy-efficient homes by forging community partnerships to build simple, quality homes and offering the homes to low-income families with an interest-free mortgage.