Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville builds energy-efficient affordable homes across four counties in Tennessee and is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has demonstrated longstanding commitment to the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, building 32 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2018, for a total more than 500 since joining the program in 2006, saving low-income homeowners approximately 12 million in energy costs over the life of their mortgages. Key 2018 accomplishments include:
- Training more than 6,000 volunteers on how to correctly install insulation, air seal windows and doors, and implement other ENERGY STAR-recommended building practices.
- Informing numerous volunteers, homeowners, and local code officials about the value of ENERGY STAR certified homes and consistently promoting the ENERGY STAR program to other Habitat affiliates.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR certification in all collateral materials, including online, brochures, letterhead, build signs, social media, press, and events.
- Wirelessly monitoring major electrical circuits in completed ENERGY STAR certified homes to ensure ongoing performance and identify areas for future improvement.