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Sustainable building

Habitat for Humanity builds durable, healthy and sustainable houses at the lowest possible cost. 


What is sustainable building?

Sustainable―or “green”―building means designing and constructing houses that are efficient and durable, that use less resources, are healthy to live in and are affordable.

Habitat builds sustainable homes using construction standards that focus on water and energy efficiency, safety and health, and materials conservation.


Why build sustainably?

We build sustainably to take better care of our environment, our homeowners, and our volunteers. Our goals are to reduce the home’s monthly and life cycle costs and increase efficiency and durability while providing healthy environments.


How is Habitat building sustainably?

Habitat works in concert with many partners to continually improve the quality of our homes and the building process.

We find green building techniques and materials that are comparable in price to traditional counterparts.

We continually seek new ideas and educate the volunteers that work on each build site.

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Help Habitat build sustainable homes in your community

Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities in our area.

If you have ideas to share or would like more information about Habitat’s construction, please contact us at

  • Summit County government
    Summit County government
  • Wells Fargo
  • Eccles Foundation
    Eccles Foundation
  • Sorenson Legacy Foundaiton
    Sorenson Legacy Foundaiton
  • Lease Corporation of America
    Lease Corporation of America
  • Sunrise Rotary Club
    Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Summit Sotheby's
    Summit Sotheby's
  • Williams
  • America Express
    America Express
  • Rocky Mountain Power
    Rocky Mountain Power
  • Park City Muni
    Park City Muni
  • Vacasa
  • America First AFCU