Active Energies is providing consulting services and volunteer LEED testing to assist Habitat in achieving LEED certification, a points based award for incorporating green building and energy efficient practices into the homes.Habitat for Humanity extends a hardy thank you to Megan Gilman and Active Energiesfor their many volunteer hours helping us to achieve LEED Silver Certification on all the Fox Hollow homes in Edwards.
We continue our green building practices in Stratton Flats in Gypsum by building to LEED standards. We have also added solar panels to each of these homes thanks to the continued support of Active Energiesand the Eagle County ECO BuildProgram!
Thank you Active Energies and ECO Build Program!
The Fox Hollow and Stratton Flats projects use SIP (Structurally Insulated Panels) walls instead of traditional framing, high efficiency furnaces, advanced air sealing and performance testing, water conservation methods, energy efficient appliances and more to qualify at the Silver Level. In addition to the energy upgrades, the construction team also added upgrades for safety and indoor air quality, including sealed combustion mechanical equipment, radon gas removal systems, verified exhaust from all bathrooms and kitchens, and fresh air introduced through heat recovery ventilators.
The home owners enjoy a savings of 40-60% on their monthly utility bills without incurring increased construction costs to build their home, due to donated services. For example, current homeowners average $51/month on their utility bills with 4 gas appliances in each home and fairly heavy usage.
The Stratton Flats Development is built to LEED standards on this points based system, which is highly regarded in the building industry.
Megan Gilman, Active Energies - “We feel passionate about volunteering our time and services to help Habitat for Humanity achieve these goals. It is important for affordable housing to be affordable to operate, in addition to just being affordable to buy.”
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