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Habitat for Humanity 2009 Model NAHB Green Home



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

20%

18%

11%

20%

16%

11%

2%

(This house reported 44 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To serve the needs of the homeowner.
  • To provide a model of how green building standards can be implemented in an affordable, practical manner.
HFH Model Green Home With Native Landscaping

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2009
  • Setting: suburban
  • Energy Source: - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; No garage
  • Lot Size: 1 acre
  • Square Footage: 1250
  • Sales Market: Low-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: Unknown

PRIMARY CONTACT

Dave Walker, Director of Communications
Habitat for Humanity, Bay-Waveland Area (HFHBW)
- Builder

Website:
Phone: (228) 467-9669
Fax: (228) 467-9072
Email: dwalker@habitatbw.org

Note
A non-profit Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing throughout the world. HFHBW is committed to building sustainable, affordable and attractive housing that meets the unique needs of the homeowners.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

SPECIAL INFORMATION

As part of this initiative to understand the best practices to adopt related to a coastal community and environment, HFHBW joined the Mississippi HOME Corporation's Growing a Greener Mississippi contest to learn through hands-on involvement how to build an affordable, attractive home to National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Green Building standards.

The result is a home with an innovative cantilevered foundation system, which offers a small footprint while maintaining functionality. The design utilizes passive heating and cooling strategies, an efficient building envelope, high indoor air quality, and water conservation. The home has become a model of how green building standards can be implemented in an affordable, practical manner.

Habitat For Humanity Work Crew Framing the Home

Green Bean/soybean Spray Foam Insulation for a Tight Building Envelope

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