Case Study

Habitat for Humanity Cuyler-Brownsville House

The Habitat for Humanity Cuyler-Brownsville House is a showcase in affordable green design. Built primarily by colunteers, this project is targeting LEED for Homes Silver certification. The project is on track to cut energy consumption enarlyt 305 through the use of fluorescent lighting, a high-efficiency HVAC heat pump, spray foam insulation, and an ERV for vetilation. Low-emitting products were used throughout construction, including paints, sealants and adhesives. Water use was cut 30% through the use of very high efficiency showerheads, bathroom faucets and toilets.

The home is centrally located and within easy walking distance to mass transit, community resources, and parks. The native landscaping will require no watering and little maintenance, while the concrete driveway reflects heat and provides long-lasting, durable support.


  • LEED For Homes Silver
  • Location: Savannah, GA
  • Owner: Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity
  • Architect: Lynch and Associates
  • Size:1300 sf