Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has a long record of leadership in green building. It's better for the environment, our homebuyers (who save money on utilities), our community, and Twin Cities Habitat, as an organization, because it forces us to work efficiently in everything we do.
Today, every new Twin Cities Habitat home is built to meet LEED standards and we are proud to be the largest builder of ENERGY STAR homes in Minnesota. In 2013, we built our first-ever net zero energy home in the Hawthorne EcoVillage in North Minneapolis (pictured).
Learn more about the ways we build green into every home.
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. These projects help us explore and further develop best practices in green building and sustainable development, with the intention of implementing those construction practices across the Twin Cities Habitat homebuilding program.
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.
Carlson emphasized building green when it starting partnering with Twin Cities Habitat. It sponsored three LEED certified homes next to each other on Irving Avenue North in Minneapolis.
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.
The ReStore is a home improvement outlet open to the public. Shop for quality donated home furnishings, furniture, and building supplies at a fraction of the original cost. All revenue supports Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s work building, rehabbing and repairing homes for hard-working local families. It also helps the community and the environment by diverting useful materials out of the waste stream. Help make us be even greener by donating to the ReStore so someone can reuse your no longer needed building materials.