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First Zero Energy Ready Home Rehab in the United States

Green Extreme Homes CDC with the City of Garland and U.S. Department of Energy will showcase the first deep rehab of an older home in the United States under the Zero Energy Ready Home guidelines on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10 a.m., 1221 Marion, Garland, TX.

This home demonstrates the critical need to address our aging housing stock to make these homes marketable and sustainable with innovative, energy efficient products. Additionally, Green Extreme Homes utilized its veteran jobs training program to facilitate this deep rehab demonstrating how we can create jobs and economic opportunities by addressing the need to make these homes energy efficient and affordable. This home is going to a disabled veteran, Bonnie Sanchez.

City of Garland Great Homes initiative is committed to partners like Green Extreme Homes CDC that are creating best practice models for sustainability and stabilization of our neighborhoods. Garland is one of only five U.S. cities designated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as a partnership city for pilot programs such as this one. 

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday May, 13. Speakers include: Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, U.S. Department of Energy; Mark J. Brezina, Deputy Regional HUD Administrator Region VI; Ron Curry, Administrator for EPA’s South Central Region (6); Mona Woodard, City of Garland Housing and Community Services Manager; Jason Wilhite, City of Garland Housing and Community Services Construction Manager; Robert Wright, CitiBank; Monica Shortino, Capital One; and Andria Smith, Home Depot Foundation, Veteran Bonnie Sanchez. 

For more information about Green Extreme Homes, contact Jean Brown, 214-906-1085 or jbrown0106@cs.com. For more information about City of Garland programs, contact Dorothy White, 972-205-2879, dwhite@GarlandTx.gov.