Charity and Green Combined for the Greater Good
Posted by Steve Kleber on Jul 28, 2011
Welcome to the Kleber & Associates blog! Here’s the latest on Charity and Green Combined for the Greater Good.
Habitat for Humanity has routinely been on the front lines helping those in need. But they also provide housing that helps the environment. Using sustainable construction techniques, 55 Habitat homes will be built in the San Antonio area this year, all of which meet LEED standards. Habitat for Humanity’s definition of sustainability is “providing housing for people with methods, products and processes that create healthy homes and communities that are less expensive to operate, more durable, and that conserve resources throughout construction and after.” Using this philosophy, Habitat has proved the value of green building – not only is it good for the environment but it can be affordable as well. The organization provides homes at cost to families in need. By seeking out sustainable and energy efficient products that are comparable in price to their traditional counterparts, Habitat is able to keep the cost of a home low. In addition, the construction practices and energy efficient products make the home less expensive to operate on a yearly basis. In recognition of their sustainability efforts to build Smart Energy houses, CPS Energy will honor the organization at this year’s Greater San Antonio Builders Association Summit Awards.
Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity on their recognition as a leader in sustainable building. Their philosophies and practices prove that sustainable can be affordable and can make a family’s future brighter.