BA-PIRC - Habitat for Humanity Partnership
|Southeast Volusia HFH home in
New Smyrna Beach, FL
The BA-PIRC-Habitat for Humanity partnership, formed in 1995 at Habitat’s Environmental Initiative Kickoff, has brought BA-PIRC into the design, construction, and evaluation process of over 500 Habitat homes across the nation built by dozens of Habitat for Humanity affiliates in more than 20 states.
Affordable housing should be affordable to live in, not just affordable to buy. Energy efficiency and building science measures for safety, durability, and indoor air quality help reduce long-term costs.
BA-PIRC is actively seeking Habitat partners for high performance new construction and renovations. Are you up to the challenge?
Contact Janet McIlvaine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the case studies below to see how BA-PIRC's Habitat for Humanity partners build performance affordable homes. The first three showcase recipients of Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards.
New Construction Case Studies
|Adopt cost-effective, off-the-shelf, best practices for energy efficiency and building science to reduce risk and capitalize on opportunities in Florida affordable housing renovations. When fully implemented, these proven Retrofit Challenge practices produce approximately 30% whole house efficiency improvement.
Retrofit Case Studies
Habitat for Humanity Partnership - Early Experience
Our partnership with HFH began in 1995 during the rebuilding period after Hurricane Andrew struck Miami. This work included design assistance and a field study of energy use patterns in habitat homes: Read field study here Subsequently, we worked with HFH International to provide development support for strategic energy efficient goals and habitat affiliates in states around the country to provide design assistance and technical field support including Jimmy and Rosalin Carter projects and other blitz builds.
Technical Assistance to
Habitat for Humanity (Presentation)
Powerpoint presentation presented by Janet McIlvaine in February 2007.
At the request of HFHI’s Construction and Environmental Resources Department, Building America participated in a National Construction Leadership Training event in Gautier, Mississippi. Building America researchers provided classroom and hands-on training to help participants sharpen their understanding of building science concepts - a core element of construction leadership.
For More Information
Habitat for Humanity International Website