Habitat for Humanity Builds Green Homes

The new Habitat for Humanity builds green homes. The Green Team program allows volunteers to build energy-efficient, low-cost green homes.



Habitat for Humanity builds green homes. To reduce the burden of energy prices on its homeowners, Habitat created this net Zero Energy Building in Laudon County, Tennessee. The house boasts two kilowatts of grid-connected photovoltaics, energy-efficient windows, structurally insulated panels and energy-efficient appliances.
Habitat for Humanity builds green homes. To reduce the burden of energy prices on its homeowners, Habitat created this net Zero Energy Building in Laudon County, Tennessee. The house boasts two kilowatts of grid-connected photovoltaics, energy-efficient windows, structurally insulated panels and energy-efficient appliances.
ORNAL; COURTESY GRAHAM DAVIS
With their sweat equity, and the guidance and sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity, the Valadez family built their energy- and material-efficient Earth Smart home in Denver, Colorado. A solar collector mounted on the rooftop helps heat the household's water.
With their sweat equity, and the guidance and sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity, the Valadez family built their energy- and material-efficient Earth Smart home in Denver, Colorado. A solar collector mounted on the rooftop helps heat the household's water.
GREG CHRISTMAN
This energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity home near Santa Fe, New Mexico, was built with 18-inch-thick straw bale walls.
This energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity home near Santa Fe, New Mexico, was built with 18-inch-thick straw bale walls.
GREG CHRISTMAN
Fourteen-year-old Sua-Ahira Felix lives in a rammed-earth home she and her family helped build with support from the Tucson, Arizona, Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Fourteen-year-old Sua-Ahira Felix lives in a rammed-earth home she and her family helped build with support from the Tucson, Arizona, Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
NYGEL VALDEZ
Homeowners help build their homes as part of the Habitat for Humanity program.
Homeowners help build their homes as part of the Habitat for Humanity program.
COURTESY TUCSON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

















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