GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Thursday morning dedicated its 100th completed LEED-certified house.
Habitat Kent staff, volunteers and sponsors, along with community members, gathered at the ceremony at 319 Freyling Place SE in Grand Rapids' Wealthy Heights neighborhood.
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They have been building LEED-certified homes since 2007. Homes built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards are energy-efficient. Homeowners of these houses save an average of $1,000 in utility expenses each year.
"This is an exciting day for us as we celebrate our 100th LEED home," Mary Buikema, executive director of Habitat Kent said in a news release. "Building energy-efficient homes not only reduces our carbon footprint, it also provides a lifetime of savings for our hardworking homeowners.
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