Houston Habitat for Humanity
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Houston Habitat for Humanity, an affordable home builder and volunteer organization, has been committed to the ENERGY STAR program for over 20 years, constructing more than 700 ENERGY STAR certified homes since joining the program and promoting ENERGY STAR through its staff training, homeowner education and outreach programs. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Promoting its ENERGY STAR partnership through its website, monthly newsletter, collateral for donors and construction sites.
- Adding a new staff member to focus on educating new homeowners with a walk-through demonstrating the energy-efficient features of their home.
- Working with a local TV station to film a home throughout construction, educating the public on the energy efficiency features in the home.
- Using ENERGY STAR program materials to help reduce the need for insulation contractor call-backs by 80 percent.