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Haywood Habitat for
Humanity family to receive a ‘sustainable resource’ house
Haywood Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that a new environmentally
friendly house was constructed in Canton, N.C.
The “House That Love Built” was dedicated to the Jessie
and Cheryl Arredondo family of Canton through the
Haywood Habitat for Humanity on June 24, 2007.
This project is a collaborative effort with the USDA Forest Products
Laboratory and Haywood Community College. It involves numerous product
donors and construction partners at local and national levels and
will provide new partnership opportunities for the community.
The 1,200 square foot “Sustainable Resource House” is
designed to reduce long-term maintenance and energy costs while demonstrating
sustainable forestry, modern efficient wood products and “green” building.
The house was donated to Haywood Habitat for Humanity after being
displayed last summer on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the USDA Forest Service and
sustainable forestry. This has special significance because American
forestry started in Western North Carolina over 100 years ago. This
project is an example of what can be achieved when local organizations,
industry and government work together as partners.
Building materials for the house were originally donated by APA-The
Engineered Wood Association, the Southern Pine Council and the Structural
Insulated Panel Association. Al Cobb, Insulspan, PanelWrights, LLC,
constructed the house on the National Mall and will direct the reconstruction
A special event for dignitaries and partners was held April
28, and an Open House for the general public was April 29 from
2 to 5 p.m. at the house construction site. Guests learned what
technology allowed a four-bedroom home to be assembled in ONLY three
days! See how engineered wood products assure a sustainable forest
resource for future generations by using less wood while providing
enhanced strength and durability.
For more information on Haywood Habitat for Humanity, visit www.haywoodhabitat.org.