Home Builders Blitz 2012

Habitat for Humanity

Home Builders Blitz 2012

Home Builders Blitz 2012 is a partnership between Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity and the local building community to ensure more families have a chance to own a simple, decent house.  In 2008 the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines (HBA) and local builders came together to build two Habitat homes in five days!  Those homes were purchased by two hard-working low-income families that were able to give their children a chance at a brighter tomorrow. 

With the leadership of local builders; Gratias Construction, Beal Development, Jerry’s Homes, and the support of TS Construction, K-B Builders, Generation Green Builders, and many others, during August 20-30 of this year, GDM Habitat will again partner with the HBA to provide two families the opportunity to achieve their dreams of homeownership. 

The 2012 Builders Blitz will help to highlight the fact that homebuilders, contractors, and remodelers care about affordable housing and are dedicated to community service.  The HBA’s commitment to the Builders Blitz not only helps to create two affordable homeownership opportunities, but it also offers numerous educational benefits for HBA members who get involved in the build. 

Both of the Builders Blitz homes will be built to NAHB Emerald standards, the first two homes of their kind in Iowa.  NAHB Green certified homes incorporate green practices in six categories: Lot & Site Development, Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Homeowner Education.  You can learn more about the NAHB Green Certification Program here

GDM Habitat already has a dedication to sustainable building practices, including; a focus on reducing the impact of construction and everyday living on human health and the environment; including a reduction in indoor air pollution, minimize a family’s sustained utility costs, and encourage reducing carbon footprints and making green homes more affordable. 

For more information about the Builders Blitz, or to help support these builds, please contact Jenna Nathan, jnathan@gdmhabitat.org, at 471-8686.