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

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Here is a list of just some of the standards Habitat Tucson has in place to ensure energy efficiency in Habitat homes.

Habitat for Humanity Tucson
  • Six inch thick exterior walls to provide better insulation
  • Low-e insulated windows that increase efficiency
  • Two foot roof eave overhangs where space allows providing more shade and protection
  • Exterior studs located 24 inches on center to maximize insulation capacity
  • Box headers that allow two inch blue foam insulation above windows and doors
  • High density blue foam Stucco Mate sheathing to add extra insulation
  • All exterior windows and doors sealed with sill seal caulk and spray foam
  • Compact fluorescent lights
  • All HVAC duct work sealed internally and tested to TEP energy guarantee standards
  • Building designs incorporate an air conditioned attic to reduce demand on HVAC system
  • Low-flow toilets and showerheads
  • Landscape designed with drought tolerant plants with low water demand and trees located to maximize shade

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.