The North Carolina chapter of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has built the organization’s first LEED-certified green home, according to The Charlotte Observer .
The home was built for Wendy Roberson, a divorced single mother of two who couldn’t afford rent or a mortgage.
“When I come home after work, it’s my house. It’s not a rental home, it’s mine,” she said. “I have accomplished on of my life’s goals: To own my own home. It’s so nice to know that when you come home, you’re in your own home.”
Manny Rosado, a site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity, said that while building an average home produces about three pounds of waste per square foot, LEED-certified homes only produce about one pound.