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Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County

Goshen, Indiana

ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County works with low- to moderate-income families from all walks of life to provide quality, sustainable affordable housing. The organization is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its leadership in providing energy-efficient, affordable homes to lower-income families by constructing ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Key accomplishments include:

 

         Building eight new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR in 2010 for a total of 22 qualified homes since 2008.

         Updating two existing homes to be more energy efficient by installing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, such as refrigerators, ceiling fans, and clothes washers.

         Making a commitment to construct 100 percent of its homes to qualify for the ENERGY STAR.

         Lowering the average monthly household utility bill of housing clients to under $50, or less than 20 percent of the average monthly mortgage payment.