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Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity

Nashville, Tennessee

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 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 include:

 

         Constructing 54 ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2010--an 86 percent increase over the previous year--for a total of 201 ENERGY STAR qualified homes built since 2006.

         Collectively saving homeowners a total of more than $168,000 per year on their utility bills and reducing their energy use by 42 percent, allowing families to utilize funds for other necessities.

         Building about 41 percent of its new homes to earn the ENERGY STAR.

         Incorporating ENERGY STAR messages into its HomeWORKS educational program for all new homeowners and their children.

         Altering purchasing and procurement policies to give preference to vendors offering ENERGY STAR qualified products.