Thursday, October 23, 2008

Habitat Going Green?

Sustainable Skylines of Dallas
Dallas Habitat for Humanity Partnes with Sustainable Skylines - Dallas
The Dallas Business Journal reports on a bold and impressive move the Dallas chapter of Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat going green in South DallasDallas Business Journal

Area Habitat for Humanity is going green, with plans to build 40 eco-friendly homes in the Fair Park area of South Dallas.

The nonprofit, which builds homes for disadvantaged people and helps them become homeowners, is working alongside the Dallas Sustainable Skyline Initiative, a public-private partnership that supports environmentally-conscientious building and design.

The partnership will provide DSSI with the practical experimentation it needs to determine the effects of 14 energy-efficient upgrades inside habitat residences, the group said in a press statement. The homes will be built to "LEED Silver" standards.

Besides DSSI and the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, the collaboration also includes The Sue Pope Fund, the City of Dallas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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