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Hartford Habitat for Humanity Recognized for Building Net Zero Energy Home

Oct 23, 2019

The Hartford, Connecticut Habitat for Humanity prides itself in its leadership in the construction of high energy performance homes. The Hartford Patch reports that most of the organization’s homes have a HERS® Index Score of 50.

As part of this leadership, the Hartford Habitat for Humanity has constructed its first net-zero energy home. The home has a HERS® Index Score of -7.

In recognition of the pioneering efforts of the Hartford Habitat for Humanity, it received the “Residential Award of Honor” from The Connecticut Green Building Council. This award is given for outstanding design in a single-family residential building.

Hartford Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer Karraine Moody was quoted, “We are honored to be among the leaders in energy-efficient building in the state. Hartford Habitat is committed to creating communities of sustainable, environmentally friendly homes throughout the Hartford Area.”

The Hartford Patch reported that the contribution of partners from Eversource, Posigen, Home Energy Technologies, Spray-Tech Insulation, and Connecticut Green Bank was critical in the development and realization of this undertaking.

HERS Rating Provider Home Energy Technologies rated the home. “We proudly provided HERS rating services for this Zero Energy Home project with Hartford’s Habitat for Humanity,” said David H. Hiscocks, HERS Rater. We are always honored to collaborate with a community-centered organization like Habitat for Humanity which strives to constantly improve each high-performance home they bring forward. The excitement of the recipient family was contagious, and this Zero Energy Home will allow them to reside in a house unencumbered by high energy costs. Due to the hard work and vision of many, this home will be safe, comfortable and efficient. Home Energy Technologies is a proud partner of Hartford’s Habitat for Humanity and the great work that they do for the community.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden lauded the leadership of the Hartford Habitat for Humanity for the construction of a net-zero energy home. “Habitat for Humanity is very sensitive to affordable housing. The fact that an organization such as Habitat is building homes with a HERS Rating of 50 and constructed a net-zero energy home is a clear sign that a high energy performance home can be affordable in the housing market.”