HOW WE BUILD GREEN

Habitat of Greater Newark builds to high energy efficiency standards–as energy efficiency and green design can provide homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to maintain.

Our new constructions are all ENERGY STAR® certified. To earn the ENERGY STAR, our new homes must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Homes achieve this level of performance through a complete package of building science measures including:

  • A Complete Thermal Enclosure System – Comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills.
  • A Complete Heating and Cooling System – High-efficiency systems that are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation.
  • A Complete Water Management System – A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls and foundations from water damage, provides added protection, and reduces the risk of indoor air quality problems.
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances – ENERGY STAR certified lighting, appliances, and fans are commonly installed throughout ENERGY STAR certified homes, helping to reduce monthly utility bills, while providing high-quality performance.

Habitat of Greater Newark’s projects meet these strict guidelines, building homes that are healthy for families, the community and the environment.