Habitat Builds Green

Green & Sustainable Practices

Green building, or sustainable development, incorporates economic, health, social and environmental benefits, creating a sustainable community. We Integrate building practices that reduce detrimental impacts on the natural environment, promote healthy indoor air quality for occupants, and reduce energy costs while increasing long-term affordability. Our sustainable practices align directly with our organization’s mission to provide safe, decent, and affordable homes.

View our LEED Homes

While Twin Cities Habitat has been incorporating green building techniques in our home production for more than a decade, we have also taken on a few LEED certified homebuilding projects to challenge and expand our capabilities in sustainable development. The purpose of the projects is to explore and further develop best practices in green building and sustainable development, with the intention of implementing those construction practices across Twin Cities Habitat homebuilding program.

7th Ave - Hopkins

Finished in spring 2011, this home was the second LEED house built by Twin Cities Habitat in Hopkins. It is a single family home that has been built to the LEED Gold level.

Case Ave - St. Paul

The Case Avenue build was the first of its kind in the city of St. Paul, constructing a multifamily unit with a diverse range of efficient features, both inside and out.

Harrison Ave - Hopkins

Construction on this single family home broke ground in Fall 2009, just across the street from a LEED certified business center built by Cargill, one of the home’s sponsors.

36th Ave North - Crystal

First begun in fall 2008, this single family home boasts sustainable features including an on-site water containment system and locally sourced.