As part of the USGBC's pilot program, AHFH residents are required to attend a two-hour orientation to learn how to care for and maintain innovative, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable features of their home and community, and incorporate green living practices into their daily routine.
In addition to its LEED initiatives, AHFH will be one of the world's largest solar-powered communities by incorporating photovoltaic and solar technologies.
AHFH is a 50-year partnership created between the Department of the Army and Actus Lend Lease through the Military Privatization Act.
Homes are created with volunteer labor and community funding, then sold to AHFH
HomeBuyers with zero-interest mortgage loans.
To date, AHFH has built more homes than any other affiliate in the U.
On hand to help commemorate this historic event will be Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, AHFH directors, church leaders and volunteers from a coalition of churches and corporations sponsoring the build.
AHFH will present the keys to 500th home buyer Tomekey (pronounced tuh-mee-key) Fanning and her two children.