Gallery: Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Afford...


41 families in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York are celebrating the first weeks of the new year in new green homes. On a lot on Atlantic Avenue that once held 12 townhouses, Habitat for Humanity volunteers built 41 new LEED Gold certified units under the direction of Dattner Architects on Atlantic Avenue. The project is the largest multi-family housing unit in Habitat’s US history. Each family that purchased an apartment donated 300 labor hours to the project, and in return — along with a new mortgage and home — they received a 0% interest rate as part of Habitat’s “Sweat Equity” program.

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  1. Home Depot and Habitat ... September 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    […] and have previously made some great green residences on their own — like this LEED CertifiedAtlantic Avenue project in New York City. While Habitat for Humanity keeps raising affordable homes, the Home Depot […]

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