Thanks to a grant, our the 2012 Women Build home was Habitat Tucson’s first LEED compliant home. And, for the past several years we’ve partnered with Watershed Management Group (WMG) to add passive water harvesting and greywater features that enhance the landscape and reduce water and utility bills on new Habitat homes. Read more about this partnership on page 10 of WMG’s newsletter here.
Please help us continue to go green by donating the funds
for items that help our homes qualify for green certifications!
|Green Item||Quanitity needed per home||Cost per item|
|1 ton of landscape rock||2 tons||$25|
|1 Mesquite shade tree||3 trees||$25|
|3 Interior recycle bin (24 in. x 16 in. x 16 in.)||1 bin||$25|
|3 Collapsible clothes-drying rack||1 rack||$25|
|3 HVAC filters. MERV 11||1 filter||$50|
|1 Ceiling Mounted Energy Star light fixture||15 light fixtures||$50|
|2 six-packs of organic fertilizer||1 six-pack||$75|
|1 Formaldehyde-free Bathroom vanity||2 vanities||$75|
|1 1.5 gpm kitchen faucet with aerators||1 kitchen faucet||$75|
|1 case CFL light bulbs||5/8 case||$75|
|1 case of Crack sealing spray foam, regular and fire rated||1 case||$100|
|1 Energy Star bathroom exhaust fan||2 fans||$100|
|3 bags of R-38 formaldehyde-free, recycled fiberglass thermal under-roof deck insulation||19 bags||$250|
|2 boxes Pipe insulation, R-4 minimum||1 box||$250|
|2 Low-flow toilets||2 toilets||$750|
|1 Solar water heater with manual bypass||1 water heater||$1000|
Designate your gift today.
Here is a list of just some of the standards Habitat Tucson has in place to ensure energy efficiency in Habitat homes.
We plan to continue the evolution of our commitment to sustainable design and green building including passive and active solar design, greywater plumbing, and adherence to community standards like the City of Tucson’s green certification program.