Durham Habitat honored for saving energy

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The Durham News
By Flo Johnston 

Habitat for Humanity of Durham has been honored as a National Green Building Standard Green Partner for building energy-efficient homes with low-income neighbors in the city.

Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes Green Partners for advancing green building in their communities. Durham Habitat was one of 18 residential building companies honored across the country.

“Affordable housing and green housing go hand-in-hand,” said Blake Strayhorn, executive director of Durham Habitat. “I’m proud of the progress we have made.”

Durham Habitat homes are certified at the NGBS Bronze level and use techniques that reduce energy and water consumption, as well as improve indoor air quality by using durable and environmentally responsible construction methods.

Each year, Habitat helps nearly 75 families achieve home ownership in the city.

Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara’s roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."

Barbara