Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Denver, Colorado

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - New Home Builder and Affordable Housing


Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, a nonprofit, affordable home builder and volunteer organization, constructed 31 ENERGY STAR® certified homes in 2022, for a total of more than 360 homes since joining the program in 2002. Key 2022 accomplishments include: 

  •  Continuing to serve as an example to local market rate builders that constructing all homes to be ENERGY STAR certified is achievable and helps make homeownership more affordable and equitable. 
  •  Teaching each new homeowner how to maximize their home's energy efficiency during end-of-build walk-throughs, where construction staff review the home’s ENERGY STAR features with the homeowner.
  •  Collaborating with its energy rating company to provide frequent on-site training to its all-volunteer construction crews on proper construction methods and practices.
  •  Ensuring that all ENERGY STAR requirements are met for each new home through weekly meetings and internal training of all construction field staff.
  •  Planning to enhance its home designs to be Zero Energy Ready, beginning in 2023.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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