Habitat for Humanity builds first LEED home in N.C.

The North Carolina chapter of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has built the organization’s first LEED-certified green home, according to The Charlotte Observer.
The home was built for Wendy Roberson, a divorced single mother of two who couldn’t afford rent or a mortgage.

November 19, 2010

The North Carolina chapter of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has built the organization’s first LEED-certified green home, according to The Charlotte Observer.

The home was built for Wendy Roberson, a divorced single mother of two who couldn’t afford rent or a mortgage.

“When I come home after work, it’s my house. It’s not a rental home, it’s mine,” she said. “I have accomplished on of my life’s goals: To own my own home. It’s so nice to know that when you come home, you’re in your own home.”

Manny Rosado, a site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity, said that while building an average home produces about three pounds of waste per square foot, LEED-certified homes only produce about one pound.

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