SLCC Student Built Habitat for Humanity Home receives highest 'Green' rating

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The newest home completed in Park City, Utah by Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification. The home is only the third LEED Platinum certified residential project in the State of Utah

SLCC Habitat for Humanity Project Home

SLCC Habitat for Humanity Project Home

This is only the third LEED Platinum residential project in the State of Utah. It is a significant milestone for Habitat, Park City, and the State as a whole.

The newest home completed in Park City, Utah by Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) presented the homeowner and Habitat and the homeowner with a plaque certifying the platinum recognition.

"This is only the third LEED Platinum residential project in the State of Utah,” said Alan Agle, Green Homes Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity. “It [is] a significant milestone for Habitat, Park City, and the State as a whole."

Students from Salt Lake Community College’s building and construction program volunteered their time and expertise to help Habitat for Humanity build a home loaded with sustainable ‘green’ features in Park City. The resulting LEED Platinum certification is the highest-level certification for energy efficiency and environmental design that single-family homes can receive.

Habitat for Humanity creates safe, healthy, decent, energy efficient and affordable housing to low-income families around the world. Salt Lake Community College’s building and construction program builds one or two homes each year as part of its curriculum. This particular project was unique for a Habitat for Humanity project and the College because the students’ participation in the project was written directly into the College’s curriculum.

Three SLCC faculty members were involved working with students participating in the Habitat for Humanity project both in teaching and building. Three classes that had about 20 students each were involved with the project. College administrators plan on continuing to work with Habitat for Humanity on projects in the future.

About Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers and coordinate house building and repair. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair over 500,000 houses and served more than two million people around the world.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.
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