On Saturday, September 26, Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut kicked off a very special initiative, its first “Green Build,” and first Habitat home in the state to be LEED certified. On a lot located in Lyme, representatives from Habitat, Dominion Millstone Power Station, the Lyme Compact, the future homeowner and friends of Habitat joined together to celebrate the start of the home.
This “Green Build” initiative is the 42nd home to be built or renovated by the local affiliate of Habitat International. The event celebrates the build made possible with sponsorship support provided by the Dominion Foundation and volunteer support provided by Dominion Millstone Power Station. This will be the second local Habitat home building project led by Dominion.
This is the first Habitat home in CT to conform with the new Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Some of the items/activities included in the green build will be dual flush toilets provided by Covanta Energy of Southeastern CT, landscaping and native plantings by the Trillium Garden Club, rainwater harvesting, in addition to the energy star plus materials Habitat includes in every build. The LEED certification process will be monitored and scored by the Conservation Services Group (CSG).
The home’s location in Lyme, CT is made possible by The Lyme Compact, a non profit with a mission of creating long term affordable housing in the town of Lyme. For more information visit www.habitatsect.org