Chattanooga’s Green Home Rating System, better built, announced on Thursday a key partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, who will build 100% of all new Habitat homes in the Chattanooga area using better built standards of high performance and efficiency. This announcement comes in conjunction with the certification of Habitat’s first better built home in Chattanooga.
“Our partnership with better built stems from our mission to provide low income families affordable housing.
By using the better built
rating system, we are able to build more energy efficient homes that remain affordable for families by lowering utility costs,” said Dennis Neal of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.
A program under green|spaces, better built is a local certification program that provides standards for environmentally responsible, high performance homes that keep costs low for home dwellers. Several area builders and developers have likewise committed to build new home projects to meet better built certification criteria.
“With Habitat’s partnership, we are illustrating how easy and effective it is to build high performance homes,” said Brandi Hill, better built program director. “We make it realistic for anyone building a new home to use these advanced standards – resulting in real value for homeowners as well as our community.”
Led by local architects, contractors, realtors and homeowners, better built is a uniquely local program that directly benefits Chattanooga and its citizens.
“Because better built is a local program, we can bring true impact by changing the way homes are built in Chattanooga,” said Anj McClain, executive director of green|spaces. “Through better built, we are able to address local concerns as well as keep dollars and expertise right here in our community.”
Learn more about the better built program at www.betterbuiltchattanooga.org.