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Empowerhouse

Habitat for Humanity Washington, D.C.

The first Passive House in the District of Columbia, the Empowerhouse won first place in the affordability category of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon and received a 2012 Mayor’s Sustainability Award. In its permanent location in D.C.’s Deanwood neighborhood, the Habitat house forms part of a carbon-neutral duplex with rooftop gardens and rainwater harvesting systems. Each unit produces the energy it uses. Habitat Washington, D.C. already has broken ground on six more homes that will employ Empowerhouse technologies and design elements. Learn more about the partnership behind this award-winning home here.

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  1. Dallas Goodwin September 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    This is so exciting iv been looking into all the different options for greenbuilding. I absolutly love the cob houses and the edible green roofs and all the tiny homes and shipping container homes etc…. I so want to volunteer to help build I am a single mother and we were homeless from Nov 2013 until May 2014 so I know how awful it can be and would love the buikding knowledge so I can buikd a house for me and my kiddos

  2. chuan July 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Every drop makes an ocean. Let not forget of water efficiency with innovative cost saving and touch-less with hydro-gen technology.

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