Solar a Key Component of Habitat for Humanity Home

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has dedicated its first "green home," designed to be energy efficient and environmentally responsible. The new design resulted in significant savings for the homeowner family — their highest utility bill that winter was $45. Now the Metro Denver group incorporates green design features in all of its houses. "Building energy efficient homes is something every affiliate should have as a goal," says affiliate executive director Lori Vaclavik. "By making minor changes in construction, families can save significant money through reduced utility bills. Habitat homes should not only be affordable to purchase, but also affordable for a family to own and maintain. And it sets an important standard for all builders to follow." :: Renewable Energy Access

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