“Builder’s Blitz” on the job at Habitat house in Clinton Co.

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CLINTON CO., Mich (WLNS) – Habitat for Humanity Clinton County is in the midst of its 2016 “Builder’s Blitz” putting a house together for a 71-year-old army veteran.

In just a few weeks the house will be Dewitt Township’s newest home and inside are the latest features that will also make it one of the most energy efficient.

“Started in June,” said L. Quinn Lincoln-Keon, director of Habitat for Humanity Clinton Co. “This is the fastest we’ve ever built a house. It was part of the home builders blitz. We were hoping to get it done in three weeks but will take two months.”

“Traditionally Habitat doesn’t cool. It doesn’t provide A-C. But in this situation here we’re able to provide it because of the efficiency,” added Lincoln-Keon.

“It is a first time we’ve built on a slab and it will be, when it’s done, 5 plus Energy Star rated so it is going to save our homeowners some significant amounts of money in energy. DOW provides us with two inches of foam and lots of it. So we built the house and everything on, underneath the slab is protected by two inches of Dow foam. It is thermally as protected as it could possibly be.”

After this house is built Habitat for Humanity Clinton County is looking for another family to build their home.

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