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Hartford Habitat Receives Award for Roosevelt Street Home

Hartford, CT – Hartford Habitat for Humanity has been selected as the Affordable Housing – Single-Family Detached category Grand Prize Winner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2020 Housing Innovation Award Competition.

The Grand Prize award was given in recognition for the work completed on Hartford Habitat’s Roosevelt Street, Hartford home, which was the non-profit’s first Zero Energy Ready Home.

Completed in May 2019, the 1,280sf, three-bedroom home features airtight construction, high-performance HVAC equipment, ENERGY STAR-certified appliances, low-flow fixtures, a heat pump hot water heater, and solar panels. With a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index of -7, the Roosevelt home is approximately 40-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home, saving the homeowners $4,000 in annual energy costs.

In addition to expertise, incentives and rebates, Eversource donated LED light bulbs and employees volunteered their time to support the home’s construction. Additionally, Eversource-approved contractor Home Energy Technologies, Peter Harding and David Hiscocks, helped educate and guide Habitat staff through the Zero Energy Ready Home requirements.

To learn more about Hartford Habitat and Eversource’s partnership and construction of the Roosevelt Street home, check out this video.

For more information about Hartford Habitat and future Zero Energy Ready Home projects, please visit

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