All new homes are built Energy Star Certified, LEED Certified and EPA Indoor Air Plus to use at least 15% less energy than the average new home.
Our Green Building Standards
In 2004, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity embraced the Green Building initiative to improve the overall sustainability and efficiency of our homes.
Our standard of building improves the long-term stability of the home, reduces utility costs for our homeowners and reduces the overall impact on the environment.
Dallas Habitat has also made it a priority to educate homeowners on the function and maintenance of the building systems to maximize sustainability and energy conservation.
Third party inspections of the building envelope ensure efficiency standards are kept at the highest level. With this in mind, Dallas Habitat has made a commitment to explore new and exciting improvements in green building practices that will be evolving for many years to come.
Our commitment to Green Building was further cemented in 2008 when we built 40 homes being built to LEED Silver standards, a major feat for any residential builder.
All homes built since that time have been built to LEED standards, and will include over 300 homes planned by the end of 2012.
In September of 2010, the EPA conducted a study which compares in detail the results of one of Dallas Habitat's homes in Frazier Court with the 2004 IECC standard reference house. The Energy Systems Lab was requested to calculate the emissions reductions associated with Dallas Habitat's Housing Project at Frazier Court, Dallas Texas. To view the details and results of this report please click here.