how we build
New home construction
Habitat’s affordable, energy-efficient homes are built to ENERGY STAR® standards to keep utility bills low for homeowners. At Diamond Park, our recent 21-home development in North Central Philadelphia, completed homes received an average Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index of 45. This means they use 42% less energy than the average new home, and save 6,000 kWh per home per year.
Habitat’s next 20-home project, Oxford Green in Sharswood, have green roofs for stormwater management in addition to meeting ENERGY STAR® standards. The first block of homes is almost complete with six new Habitat families already safe, warm, and dry under their new roofs.