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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Star and Habitat for Humanity Team Up in Michigan

Title:
Energy Star and Habitat for Humanity Team Up in Michigan

Abstract:
In 2005, Habitat for Humanity Detroit built 30 homes as part of the Jimmy Carter Work Project. All 30 were certified as Energy Star(R) homes. WARM Training Center of Detroit acted as a consultant to review the home designs and train the construction crew. In 2006, WARM used a Community Energy Project grant from the Michigan Energy Office to analyze the utility bills and determine each home's actual energy use. The families living in these homes save 52% on their utility bills compared with those living in homes built with standard techniques for new home construction in Michigan. This translates to a saving of at least $1,500 per year for low-income families who purchase Habitat for Humanity Detroit homes.

URL:
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/update/project_detail.cfm/pb_id=1133

Source:
U.S. DOE EERE State Energy Programs

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
June 2007

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