Houston Habitat for Humanity
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Affordable Housing
Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity has grown to be among the largest and most productive of the 1,800 regional U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. Its affordable home program serves families living at 60 percent and below of the adjusted median income. Houston Habitat for Humanity is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for its outstanding work with partner families building simple, affordable ENERGY STAR certified new homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Building 41 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013 and more than 622 ENERGY STAR certified homes since 2001.
- Reducing electricity usage by 373,387 kWh and CO2 emissions by 455,532 pounds through the ENERGY STAR certified homes it has built since 2007.
- Constructing all its homes to meet the requirements of EPA’s ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, and WaterSense programs.
- Increasing the disposable income of owners of ENERGY STAR certified homes by $3,000 a year, which represents a significant percentage of homeowner income.