Another Award of Excellence
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has been named an ENERGY STAR® 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for the 11th consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Habitat of Greater Nashville’s accomplishments were recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in April.
“We are proud of the fact that as part of our sustainable homeownership program we build quality energy efficient homes for our Habitat homeowners. The electric bills in a Habitat home average $100 a month, realizing a savings for the homeowners of more than $25,000 over the life of the mortgage,” said Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat of Greater Nashville. Habitat of Greater Nashville builds approximately 40-50 homes in Davidson, Wilson, Dickson and Cheatham counties annually.
The 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions, according to the EPA.
Click here to see a five minute video on the mission of Habitat in your community.
Click here to see photos from 2018 sponsors and volunteers in Davidson County.
Jonathan and Drew Scott from the highly popular HGTV series "The Property Brothers" were in town during the month of April to help two local families, Ashlee and Amanda, build their Habitat homes. The Brothers were here to kick off Home is the Key, Habitat for Humanity International's annual nationwide campaign to raise awareness for the need for affordable homeownership. Drew and Jonathan Scott were named Habitat for Humanity Humanitarians and worked tirelessly with Ashlee, Amanda and all the sponsors during the build and helped dedicate their homes April 26.
In 1985, Nashville leaders decided to be a part of the extraordinary ministry of the Habitat for Humanity movement. With only a handful of volunteers, it often took up to a year to complete one house, but the positive effects were clear and the volunteer passion was unwavering. To date, Nashville Habitat has built or recycled more than 1,152 homes, 832 locally, serving more than 2,950 family members including 1,862 children, and celebrated its 500th build in 2012.
There are many ways you can support affordable homeownership in our community:
- Sponsor a home! A whole house sponsorship is $63,000 and 100% of sponsor dollars go toward building costs of that home. Sponsorships range from single day to whole house sponsor. For more information contact: Lauren Lane Payne, senior vice president of philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mike Allen, director of faith relations, at email@example.com
- Volunteer on the build site, in the classroom or at the ReStore. See Volunteer for opportunities.
- Shop or donate to the ReStore. Visit ReStore for all the details!