Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has been building energy efficient homes for low-income families since 2006. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued work in protecting our environment by building truly affordable, ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2016 accomplishments include:
- Constructing 32 new, affordable ENERGY STAR certified homes across four counties, with a cumulative total of more than 400 certified homes built.
- Promoting its ENERGY STAR partnership in all key marketing initiatives, including its annual report and other print materials, at all home dedication ceremonies, at conferences and community events, including the Houses of Hope annual event with 70 corporate sponsors in attendance, and on a dedicated web page about ENERGY STAR and sustainability.
- Providing more than 200 hours of classroom instruction and onsite experience regarding benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes to prospective owners. In a recent survey, 97 percent of respondents rated the construction of their ENERGY STAR certified Habitat homes as good or excellent.
- Instituting tablet-based software, PlanGrid, to identify where inefficiencies might occur in the construction process, thus addressing quality control issues more effectively.