Groundbreaking Ceremony for Net-Zero Energy Habitat For Humanity House to be held January 28th

January 20, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC – January 20, 2011 – The Building Enclosure Council of Charleston and area Rotary Clubs have teamed up with the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity to construct a Net-Zero Energy House (NZEH).  Together, they are pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction.

The NZEH project will explore energy-efficient construction methods and net-zero energy strategies, and tackle the challenge of Charleston’s notoriously hot-humid climate.  Utilizing strategies such as SIPS walls and roofs, air-tight construction, geothermal HVAC, energy recovery ventilation, and high performance windows, the house will serve as a new model of efficiency for future Habitat projects, and to the construction professionals and volunteers who will learn through hands-on engagement during its construction.  

The groundbreaking is open to the public and will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 28th, at 656 Kent Street in Mount Pleasant. 

To make a donation or to volunteer, please contact Bob Hervey, Executive Director of East Cooper Habitat for Humanity at (843) 881-2600 or [email protected].