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

Energy Star and Habitat for Humanity Team Up in Michigan

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.


U.S. DOE EERE State Energy Programs

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
June 2007

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