Construction Practices

Construction Practices


Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce

We build durable, energy-efficient houses at the lowest possible cost using community support

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce brings together volunteers, donors and partner families to build homes and hope. Together, we have completed several construction projects in Grey and Bruce counties. We welcome your support to help us build affordable homes. 

Safe and healthy housing

Sustainable Building

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 collaboration 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.

Energy Efficiency

What is Energy efficient? 

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce builds energy efficient homes that exceeds the requirements in Ontario’s building code.  Energy-efficient homes makes them more affordable. Healthy air quality

Maintaining healthy air quality

  • The effects of second-hand tobacco smoke on family members.
  • The impact of household pesticides and harsh chemicals on water sources and general health.
  • The proper maintenance of a home to reduce its impact on asthma sufferers.

We increase the insulation value in our homes to support low-cost utilities. 

The first stage in building healthy housing is addressing key indoor air quality issues in the design and construction process. Habitat home construction addresses moisture and mold, and proper intentional ventilation.

Additional healthy indoor air quality issues like the ones below can only be addressed by homeowners themselves.

Consider volunteering

As a volunteer, you learn a variety of construction skills through hands-on renovating and building houses.  

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