Uponor and Habitat for Humanity

Developed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the City of River Falls, the University of Wisconsin, Frisbie Architects and the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development, Eco Village is a master-planned community featuring LEED® Platinum, carbon negative, net-zero energy use homes. Among the sustainable features in the homes, including solar, geothermal and rainwater harvesting, are Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant floor heating systems.

What is the Eco Village?
What Uponor systems are used in the Eco Village homes?
Why does Uponor partner with the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity?
Why should you volunteer your time with Habitat for Humanity?

Started in the spring of 2012, the Eco Village project consists of 18 home sites and a community center on five acres of land that share renewable energy systems (solar and geothermal), walkways, community produce gardens, edible landscapes, green spaces and a proposed fleet of shared electric automobiles for the neighborhood.


As with all Habitat for Humanity projects, the homeowners donate time to constructing their own homes with the help of volunteers. Since the groundbreaking in the spring of 2012, several Uponor employees have volunteered their time at the project site with the help of the company’s paid volunteer time off (VTO) program.

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The Eco Village homes feature Uponor PEX plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant floor heating systems.

“At Uponor, we truly believe in the triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability that aligns people, planet and profit,” says Ingrid Mattsson, director of Brand Management for Uponor and a member of the company’s Sustainability Team. “Being an anchor partner in the Eco Village project, having our product in the homes and having our employees volunteer at the site is a perfect example of our mission.”
Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity is a great way to give back to your community and provide affordable, safe, clean homes to families in need. You can also learn a new skill in the process!

Uponor Volunteering at the Eco Village

As an anchor partner, Uponor does double duty for the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco Village by donating product for the plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant floor heating systems in the homes as well as volunteering time to construct homes that are safe, comfortable and energy-efficient. At the end of 2013, Uponor donated nearly 1,500 volunteer hours to the Eco Village project.

 

Volunteer at the Eco Village

Eco Village Construction Updates

For updates on the progress at the Eco Village visit: https://www.scvhabitat.org/construction-update 

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