Green Building

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Green building principles are integral to Habitat's construction process. We strive to minimize our environmental impact while building high quality, energy-efficient homes with our partner families.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham builds homes using the Advanced Energy SystemVision program, winning state-wide awards for improving indoor air quality and keeping family energy bills low. Durham Habitat is also a member of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle.


We conserve energy and water

Superior insulation, HVAC systems, windows, appliances and lighting allow us to conserve energy. On average, our homeowners pay $26 to $34 in monthly utilities costs. Installing efficient appliances, plumbing fixtures, and rain barrels allows homeowners to cut water bills.

We preserve air quality and the environment

We make sure our homeowners enjoy clean air by managing HVAC quality and by using materials free of harmful substances. We protect the environment by using recycled materials and by incorporating open space in our site design.

We use energy efficient appliances

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Durham Habitat provides a purchase program for Whirlpool dishwashers, ice makers, washers and dryers. Whirlpool donates an Energy Star certified refrigerator and stove to every Habitat home built in North America.

Habitat Success Stories

Lucy has led construction volunteers in more than five Women Builds. A civil engineer, Lucy has volunteered to teach hundreds of neighbors who have no construction experience how to build beautiful homes, and she can teach you as well.

Lucy