Better for Homeowners,
Better for the Environment

Home affordability and sustainable building go hand in hand.

We’re building energy efficient homes and combining renewable energy sources with conscientious building practices to reduce utility bills, cut waste, and reduce construction costs.


From heating to plumbing, every system in our homes is designed to optimize energy consumption. This results in an average of 33% less consumption than the typical household in Oregon and a significant reduction in monthly energy expenses for our homeowners.


Using extra insulation and advanced air sealing, we construct homes that maintain a consistent internal temperature. Energy recovery ventilation (ERV) filters the outside air supply as it is exchanged with inside air – mitigating pollutants and pollens and improving indoor air quality.

More Durable

Green building reduces mold, rot, and pest issues, while xeriscaping with native plants decreases water consumption, improves drought tolerance, and ensures fire resistance. This durability ensures homes will continue to provide affordable housing for decades.

Sustainability = Equity

Households earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) are disproportionately affected by energy insecurity, with more than 10% of their income spent on energy bills. Due to housing costs, they often have to rent older or under-maintained homes, which causes higher energy consumption and unhealthy, potentially unsafe living conditions. Studies also show that energy insecurity perpetuates a cycle of lower educational attainment and generational poverty.

By building energy efficient, affordable homes, we are reducing cost of living expenses, improving overall health, and ensuring families have every opportunity to thrive and grow.

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity & the Deni Sullivan Sustainability Fund

Deni Sullivan was truly a remarkable woman. She was an artist at heart, specializing in graphic design and the printed word. She lived and loved it here in Central Oregon for more than twenty years, and sadly passed away after a long fight with Parkinsons and Alzheimer’s in 2021. Prior to passing, she left a large portion of her estate to Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity, and we are pleased to announce that with this large sum, we have created the Deni Sullivan Sustainable Building Fund.

Since 2020, we have endeavored to build efficient homes with solar power and to achieve either partial or full net-zero certification. We can now confidently say that thanks to the generosity of Deni Sullivan, we will be building sustainable, goal net  zero homes far into the future.

How the Deni Sullivan Sustainability Fund works

Our Partners

Earth Advantage Certification and thirdparty inspections

Energy Trust of Oregon Incentives for Solar and Energy Performance Score

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Triple pane windows for no additional cost 27th St. Townhomes

Sunlight Solar Apply for incentives and often reduce their costs to fit our budget

Northwest Aerobarrier Air sealing at NW Cottages

Wooster Design Inspirations – Energy efficient home design