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Energy-Efficient Renovations

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia

In many of the European and Central Asian countries where Habitat works, energy efficiency is a growing focus. Official data, for example, shows that the small Balkan country of Macedonia spends four times more energy per capita than developed countries in the region. Almost 40 percent of its energy goes towards heating. Habitat believes that improving residential energy efficiency can limit waste, cut costs and improve living standards for low-income families. Habitat Macedonia, supported by a USAID grant, has begun energy-efficient renovations like the one pictured here, upgrading apartment blocks and tracking energy use and savings to help inform future innovations in the region.

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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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