As a designated NeighborWorks Green Organization, we infuse green principles throughout our operations, programs and services. NeighborWorks America provides this designation to Chartered Members that meet criteria designed to assess an organization’s use of best practices in creating and promoting healthy and sustainable homes and communities.

Organizational Commitment
Throughout our organization, we are committed to healthy, green, sustainable practices to benefit residents and our entire community. Our strategy is to infuse as many of our operations as possible — from education to construction — with cutting-edge green strategies appropriate for our organization, our customers and our community.

Homewise CEO, Mike Loftin (center) receives award from NeighborWorks representatives.

Homewise CEO, Mike Loftin (center) receives award from NeighborWorks representatives.

Operations
For us, going green makes economic, environmental and productive sense. We use the following sustainable business practices in our day-to-day operations:

  • Use ENERGY STAR® labeled office equipment
  • Installed drought-resistant native landscaping to reduce our water use
  • Purchase secondhand office equipment whenever possible
  • Recycle all office paper, aluminum, glass and plastic

Homeownership Education and Counseling
Our organization emphasizes high-quality education and counseling for homeowners at all stages. Homewise focuses on homeowner success for the long-term, so integrating green elements in our education and counseling programs helps clients make more informed decisions and live in homes that are healthier for themselves and their families, and be more efficient and financially sustainable over time.

Lending
Our home improvement lending products are designed to allow for green rehab and retrofits of existing homes so that homeowners can make affordable energy saving home improvements to their home. Homewise offers financing for energy saving home improvements such as solar electricity systems, roof repair or replacement, stucco with insulation, windows and doors, high efficiency furnaces, energy efficient cooling systems, solar electric and hot water, insulation, and water catchment and drip irrigation systems.

New Construction
At Homewise, we put our green beliefs into action. Homewise Homes® are quality built for long-term affordability, comfort and enduring value. By using the simplest green technologies available, the long-term maintenance and operating costs are reduced. Your Homewise Home® is designed with energy and water saving features that use fewer natural resources and provide a healthier, safer and more comfortable environment for your family.

Homewise is a Chartered Member of NeighborWorks America. The NeighborWorks Green Organization designation is recognition of our comprehensive commitment to sustainable operations. NeighborWorks America awards the designation to organizations that have met a set of green achievement criteria that covers an organization’s overall management and office operations as well as the programs of the organization that are covered by the NeighborWorks Green Organization Guidelines. For more information on the NeighborWorks Green Organization Program, see www.nw.org/green