Our homes are now Energy Star 3 rated, which means they are built well to eliminate air leakage and reduce the burden on households as energy prices rise. Comfortable year-round, our homes are healthier because there are far fewer entry points for allergens and pests. They reduce health risks from mold, dust mites, radon and combustion by-products because they are built to meet or exceed national standards.
Affordability is the key to helping our neighbors become successful homeowners.
The dream of home ownership can only be a reality for many of us if the ongoing cost of home ownership doesn’t break the bank. We realized early on that an energy-efficient home that reduces monthly utility bills is crucial.
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.
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.