Green Door Program


Our Green Door Program is a vital component of every project we undertake. We are     committed to building homes that incorporate green, sustainable material and practices while maintaining affordability for our low-income partner families. With each build season we also pilot innovative strategies, continually moving toward greater sustainability while minimizing negative impact on the environment.

Habitat Peterborough Green Door Program

What is Green?

A home’s design is considered green if it serves to reduce the harmful impact on the environment as well as the family it houses. This is done by:

  • Designing for energy efficiency including the use of renewable energy sources.
  • Creating a healthy indoor air environment with adequate ventilation
  • Making material choices that minimize volatile organic compound out gassing
  • Providing for the efficient use of water
  • Utilizing building materials that are sustainable

What does sustainable mean?

The use of sustainable products further reduces impact on the environment by using responsibly sourced materials that are either completely renewable or sustainably harvested. This means that they are gathered in a way that does not cause irreversible damage to the ecosystem by marring the surrounding area, polluting the air or permanently depleting the supply.

Habitat’s Green Door Program in Action

  • Energuide rating of 83 or better
  • High efficiency heating system 94% AFUE or better
  • Air tightness results of 2.0 or better
  • Energy Star rated windows, appliances and lighting
  • Low flow faucets and dual flush toilets
  • Insulation levels above building code requirements
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV )
  • Drain water heat recovery system
  • Under slab insulation and ventilation
  • Positioning of home to take advantage of passive solar gain and sizing windows accordingly
  • Waste management plan on build site

‘LEED’ers in the Industry

Our progressive building practices HFHP&D an industry leader in green and sustainable homebuilding. Habitat homes target Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards. LEED is a recognized national brand designed to transform the mainstream homebuilding industry by moving toward more sustainable practices. By using LEED standards, homeowners are able to differentiate their house as one of the best on the market.

Align your company with Green Door

As HFHP&D is committed to implementing green and sustainable techniques on all of our builds, by sponsoring our Green Door Program your company will be recognized at all Habitat build projects the year of your donation thereby maximizing media exposure and ultimately increasing your profile. There are many sponsorship opportunities available, including initiatives aimed at cause-marketing or employee engagement.

Please contact our Partnership and Resource Development Manager, Sara Mountenay, at 705-750-1456 or to learn more.