Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Inc.
ENERGY STAR Excellence Awards - Affordable Housing
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County (Habitat Pinellas) has been committed to building only ENERGY STAR certified homes for the past five years. Habitat Pinellas builds sustainable homes in partnership with community volunteers and homeownership applicants. Habitat Pinellas has a particular focus on homeownership sustainability and is a committed ENERGY STAR partner. To date, nearly 100 Habitat Pinellas homeowner families have gained the benefits of this commitment in the form of quality construction and reduced energy expenses. Because of its commitment to building ENERGY STAR certified homes, Habitat Pinellas is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Completing 25 new ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013, bringing its total to 100 ENERGY STAR certified homes built since 2008.
- Saving individual households an estimated $600 annually on their utility bills.
- Educating thousands of volunteers and prospective homeowners on the energy efficiency features of its homes, through in-field training and homeownership classes, where homeowners learn to maximize their energy savings through proper maintenance.
- Adopting an organizational approach that emphasizes evaluating all building methods and opportunities through the lens of long-term affordability and sustainability for its low-income homeowners.