Source: Burlington Free Press, December 29, by Dorothy Pellett. “Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity has won a national award for its first home under construction in Charlotte, honoring the home’s innovative character, creativity of design and affordability. Habitat for Humanity International gives the Clarence Jordan award annually to just two Habitat affiliates — offices serving a specific area –out of about 1,500 in the United States. The award, named after a man who built affordable homes in partnership with poor families in Georgia in the early 1970s, is unique because winners are chosen by vote of Habitat’s other affiliates, making it an acknowledgment by peers who know the work involved. “We were thrilled,” Green Mountain Habitat’s executive director David Mullin said. “It’s been a collaboration of large proportions. It couldn’t have happened without all of the pieces of the puzzle. We are so grateful to all of them.” The puzzle pieces began to fit together after Charlotte voters agreed in 2009 to donate a three-acre parcel of land to Green Mountain Habitat, for three homes. Building of the award-winning first home began in September, relying on rigorous standards of the Passive House Institute, a firm dedicated to designing and promoting carbon-neutral construction…” Full Story: Habitat house in Charlotte wins national award. PDF of Story: Habitat house in Charlotte wins national award.
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