Sustainable Building Program

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Sustainable Building Program2018-08-01T19:17:40+00:00

Molly Berg, Minneapolis: 612-205-9472 and mollysatwork@gmail.com

XRG Concepts: Brandon Vagt, Rochester: 507-258-6500

Red Door Energy Auditing: Alan Christenson, Rockville: 320-250-9803

Jim Larson, Brainerd: 218-838-5501 and jim.larson462@gmail.com

For a current list of all HERS Raters in Minnesota, click here.

For anyone involved in building for, buying for, or finding donations for HFH job sites, the Habitat Minnesota Construction website can help. This website is an exchange set up to connect HFH builders with the resources they need to fund, design, construct, and stock their builds. There is a “Materials Exchange” to find and/or offer excess construction (or ReStore) materials, how-to pictures, useful news, and helpful links. Check out the Habitat Minnesota Construction website HERE.

Did you know we have a plan library? We do! It can be found on the Habitat Minnesota Construction Website HERE. It is arranged in folders by number of bedrooms. Each plan name contains an indicator of particular construction details – like what kind of foundation type or insulation used. Every one of these plans has been built by Habitat with volunteers, mostly in Minnesota, plus some from other wintry states. Not all are complete plan sets, but any of them will definitely get you started.

Sustainable Building Program

Basically, “sustain” means “continue”. When we build “simple, decent, affordable” we would like these qualities to continue through the life of the home. This means building a house that is as affordable to maintain as it is to purchase. Energy efficiency ensures more affordable utility bills every month. Healthy indoor air in the home decreases money spent on respiratory illnesses and time spent out of work and school*. Accessibility features – that is, homes designed to accommodate limited mobility – are usable and comfortable through all stages and conditions of life. Sustainable Building just means including features that will continue affordability for HFH partner families for the long-term of their home.

Wondering how to do that and how much it costs? Have a look at “Sustainable – How, How Much” on the HFHMN Construction website.

*National Center for Healthy Housing, A New Prescription for Asthma Suffers: Healthier Homes. http://www.nchh.org/portals/0/contents/breathe_easy_r2.pdf

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Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
2171 University Ave W.,
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 612.331.4439

Web: www.hfhmn.org