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Saving Habitat homeowners 30 to 40 percent on utility bills

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Like many of their Habitat peers, Habitat Metro Denver uses compact fluorescent lightbulbs and Energy Star-rated appliances. The affiliate also uses 90-percent-efficient furnaces, low-flow toilets and tankless hot water heaters, which heat water faster than traditional ones and take up less space. Crawlspaces are insulated and mechanically vented, so there’s no exterior vent to leak cool air from the home. Floor vents are placed in the four corners of the home, allowing cool air to settle down into the crawlspace, where a fan slowly vents it outside, preventing the crawlspace from getting musty or moldy. Habitat Metro Denver staff members estimate that these sorts of innovations help homeowners like the Ghazal family save 30 to 40 percent on utility bills. Read more about Habitat Denver’s methods 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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