Houston Habitat for Humanity
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Houston Habitat for Humanity committed to building 100 percent ENERGY STAR® certified homes in 2014 and has been an ENERGY STAR partner for more than 20 years. Houston Habitat for Humanity is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its notable, long-standing commitment to the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Constructing more than 700 ENERGY STAR certified homes since joining the program. The new homes are also built to EPA’s Indoor airPlus and WaterSense specifications.
- Re-building all their 180 homes that flooded during Hurricane Harvey using ENERGY STAR certified appliances, blown fiberglass wall insulation, and energy-efficient air conditioning units.
- Reducing each homeowners’ monthly electric utility payments to $70, down from $110, and increasing the disposable income of their homeowners by $3,600 per year because of energy savings. Most Houston Habitat for Humanity homeowners have an average annual income of $40,000.
- Saving more than 480,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of usage on ENERGY STAR certified homes constructed since 2007 and saving Houston Habitat homeowners more than 79,000 kWh.