Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco's commitment to the community goes beyond building homes. It also supports a sustainable environment for people and the future. The growing consciousness about the built environment's impact on climate change and health has brought about an emphasis on building earth-friendly and waste and energy efficient homes.
Winner of the 2011 Green Building Award from Sustainable San Mateo County, Habitat constructs homes with an eye towards reducing the overall cost of ownership while creating a healthier environment for partner families-making homes more energy efficient and reducing toxic construction materials.
By partnering with organizations like Global Green USA, GRID Alternatives, The Performing Home, Air Movement and PG&E, Habitat is able to build green without transferring costs to Habitat families. In addition, using Build It Green's Greenpoint Rating on new construction enables Habitat to benchmark and evaluate which measures have the greatest impact and the lowest cost.
Green Sheet [PDF]