Building Green for Habitat Kansas City
SFS staff spent Saturday afternoon volunteering for Habitat Kansas City on one of twelve “green” homes they are building this year. The annual teambuilding event gave staff a chance to get their hands dirty, frame some walls and use a nail gun.
The energy efficient houses, designed by sfs staff member Waylon Arndt, follow energy star guidelines and sustainable design principles. As a volunteer for Habitat Kansas City, Arndt designed two prototypes that are capable of accommodating a multitude of existing site conditions. The sustainable homes are being constructed by Habitat with the intention of helping families keep utilities costs down and informing low-income communities about the benefits of green initiatives.