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Denver9/28_Heather Lafferty

  1. 1. Partners in Innovation Forum National Housing Conference September 28, 2010 Heather Lafferty, Executive Director y, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
  2. 2. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver • Homeownership Program – 400+ homes in metro Denver p g (new and rehab) • Homebuyers are at 35-50% AMI • Zero-interest loan • Rigorous selection process • Sweat equity and Homebuyer Education • ~8,000 volunteers per year • E-star award-winning designs E star award winning • 8th largest homebuilder in U.S.
  3. 3. Sustainable Building Transportation Access • Require all properties to be within walking distance of public transportation (main bus lines and/or Light Rail) • Family Survey reflects demand for housing in close proximity to p public transportation (59% housing + transportation ave. U.S. p ( g p family) Energy Efficient Designs • LEED and Green Communities standards • Standard requirements include: – Raised heel trusses, increase insulation (interior and exterior), tankless water heaters, closed combustion furnace, solag gain design, etc. Habitat average monthly utility bill = $60
  4. 4. Newland Square - Lakewood, CO • Former Lakewood Housing g Authority property • 18 townhomes (built in 1980) – 2 & 3 bedroom designs • Budget: $1,126,000 ($63k per unit) • 3 blocks to Lamar Street Station (6600 Block W.13th) • Homeowners 20-50% AMI • Limited off-street parking – Major factor with TOD projects
  5. 5. Newland Square – Lakewood, CO • Energy efficiency upgrades: – 90% efficient furnaces – closed combustion hot water heaters – windows – air sealing including blue board on exterior – e-star appliances pp • Challenges: – Air leakage, old duct work, poor insulation • Results: 84-86 e-Star rating (old system), average U.S. house 81
  6. 6. Bails Townhome Community - Denver, CO • 24 Townhomes – 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms designs • Land acquired from local builder • $3.6 Million Project: diverse community support • I-25 C l d Blvd. I 25 & Colorado Bl d – central Denver l t lD location ti • ¼ -½ mile to Bus & Light Rail, Pedestrian Bridge plan Under construction: July, 2010
  7. 7. Bails Townhome Community - Denver, CO Enterprise Community Partners – Green On-site Recycling Communities Designation Program g – Wall design, PV ready, high insulation values, tankless water heaters, closed combustion •Everything -- soda furnace, etc. cans to cardboard, lumber to drywall Energy Star Ratings •Re-use scrap • Homes perform 40-45% more efficiently than lumber to pre-build code-built home window and door • This is equivalent to: components, sheds – Eliminating emissions from 11.76 vehicles – Saving 71,136 lbs of coal •Important daily – Preserving 19.44 acres of trees g message to 75- 100 – On average, each family will save $450 annually volunteers on utility bills
  8. 8. Housing – Transportation - Energy Rehab home - 2399 W. Wesley Rehab - 1520 Newport (East Colfax) (Federal & Evans)
  9. 9. Housing – Transportation - Energy Zero- energy house, Wheat Ridge Tri-plex (demo) in NE Denver LEED Platinum duplex in west Denver
  10. 10. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes in which people can live and grow into all that God intends. Thanks for your support! Heather Lafferty, Executive Director heather@habitatmetrodenver.org
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