The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build decent houses for affordable homeownership, with the vision of eliminating poverty housing in the world. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is mindful of its resource consumption because waste detracts from our ability to meet our mission and pollutes the environment that surrounds all of us. We educate staff, volunteers, and partner families about their effects on each other, the organization, and the environment. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake strives to model ecologically sound construction practices for ourselves and for other affiliates nationwide. We review operating expenses and building practices regularly in order to better serve our mission and reduce our impacts on the environment.
Habitat for Humanity International supports us in these endeavors.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner. We strive for ENERGY STAR qualification on every house we build, so our building standards are always higher than minimum building code requirements. Through fiscal year 2010, 15 of our new and rehabbed units have earned the ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for our homeowners.
For more information on our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, contact email@example.com.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at energystar.gov.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is listed on the Maryland Green Registry, a list of “organizations working toward a sustainable Maryland.” The Maryland Green Registry is maintained by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
To read more about Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s perspective on Sustainable Building, read this article.