By educating our community and ourselves about green building practices, we can build more efficient, well-located homes. In this way we conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and serve our primary mission, to build and improve homes, neighborhoods, communities and lives.
Mountain Housing Opportunities has long been committed to providing housing that is not only affordable, but environmentally sustainable. MHO’s green activities span across our three active departments: community investments (rental development), homeownership, and emergency home repair.
Our community investments department recently developed the Glen Rock Depot, a LEED Gold mixed-use building with 60 apartments over 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. All of the 26 new single-family homes that our Self-Help Homeownership department has built meet Green Built NC, a statewide green building standard. Our emergency home repair division also uses the Green Built NC’s energy and water efficiency standards when selecting new equipment, fixtures, and appliances.