|Bradenton, FL (October 7, 2013) Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has received a U.S. Housing Innovation Award for the successful construction of a sustainable home that meets the criteria of a U.S. Department of Energy, EPA Challenge Home. The award winning home, located in Manatee Habitat’s Hope Landing community, is among the first of the Challenge Homes built throughout the United States and the first Habitat home to receive this designation. Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, US Department of Energy called this a “significant accomplishment…paving the way for the rest of the U.S. Housing industry to provide zero energy ready homes that are better for our nation, our communities and individual homeowners.”
Manatee Habitat will discuss the collaborative approach to sustainable home building that resulted in this award at an upcoming event, “ The Keys to Building Affordable and Sustainable Homes-The Habitat Way”, on Wednesday, November 13 from 8:30-10:00am at the Hampton Inn and Suites conference center located at 975 University Blvd (next to SRQ airport). For more information on Manatee Habitat and its programs, contact Diana Shoemaker, Executive Director at 748-9100.
MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to building homes in partnership with low-income families who need safe, decent, affordable housing. The Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate was chartered in 1994 and has built 109 homes with the help of donors, families and volunteers. Habitat for Humanity houses are sold to qualified partner families for no profit and financed with affordable, interest-free loans that are financed by Habitat, http://www.manateehabitat.org/