At Habitat Philadelphia, we build homes that are not only affordable, but sustainable as well.
Habitat Philadelphia designs and builds to high energy efficiency standards, in both our rehab and our new-construction homebuilding projects. We believe that energy efficiency and green design can provide homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to maintain. The single-family rowhomes that we build have an inherently energy-efficient design and maintain the urban fabric of Philadelphia. We rehab existing houses whenever possible, meaning that we preserve the existing housing stock and keep valuable construction materials out of the landfill. Yes, we can make even a 100-year-old house safe, comfortable, and highly energy-efficient!
In 2009, we completed seven homes on Stiles Street in West Philadelphia that were certified as LEED Silver, and in 2013 we pledged to build all new homes to LEED Silver Standards. Green design, sustainability, and affordability demand that environmental, economic, and social conditions are equally recognized and integrated. These triple bottom line conditions are inherent in Habitat Philadelphia’s mission as we build houses, build hope, and build Philadelphia.
Some of our standard green construction techniques can be seen below:
Greenbuild International Conference 2013
In 2013, Philadelphia will host the 11th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Green building professionals from around the world will convene in Philadelphia to share the latest developments in energy-efficient technology and design. From researchers who are pushing the envelope in rethinking how we build, to non-profits like Habitat Philadelphia who put those ideas to use in service to the community, the Greenbuild International Conference brings the industry's very best to our city in 2013.
To celebrate the conference, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) has challenged thousands of companies and organizations in the city to showcase our collective dedication to making Philadelphia one of the greenest cities in the country. Habitat Philadelphia has pledged to build to LEED-Silver standards on all new construction projects by 2013, underscoring our commitment to sustainability.
EverbuildPRO at Habitat Philadelphia
Learn how EverbuildPRO lets you to help in Habitat's mission and gain valuable Green Building experience at the same time. Click the logo below to find out more!