Houston Habitat for Humanity
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Houston Habitat for Humanity, an affordable homebuilder and volunteer organization, has been committed to the ENERGY STAR program for more than 20 years, constructing more than 700 ENERGY STAR certified homes since joining the program. Key 2020 accomplishments include:
- Continuing to certify all new construction to ENERGY STAR and completing nearly 500 energy-efficient renovations as part of its Hurricane Harvey Recovery program.
- Providing enhanced education and outreach through future homeowner education and promotion of its ENERGY STAR partnership to donors and sponsors.
- Starting the Houston Habitat "Build Your Future" On-the-Job Training program, through which participants learn residential construction and repair skills, including ENERGY STAR program requirements and how to achieve them.
- Updating its in-house and homeowner training and documents to promote the energy-saving features of their homes, including ENERGY STAR program requirements.