Sustainable Resources Center, Inc.
1081 Tenth Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

612-870-4255 | fax 612-870-0729

   

Healthy Homes

SRC incorporates the 7 principles of healthy housing towards the improvement of indoor living environments, concurrently creating more durable, comfortable and safe housing for families.

Lead Awareness

The Lead Hazard Control program addresses lead dust exposures for children with a family-centered approach. Our ultimate goal is the 100% prevention of lead poisoning.

Training

Our Lead Safe Work Practices class teaches homeowners how to DIY safely in homes built before 1978. Students learn the 5 steps towards working lead-safe in order to protect themselves and their families.

Energy Efficiency

SRC's technicians use advanced audits and diagnostic equipment to identify the most cost effective energy savings, using a whole-house approach to ensure the health and safety of the Minnesota families we serve.
Healthy Homes
Lead Awareness
Training
Energy Efficiency

ABOUT US

Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the cause of Healthy Homes. Our mission is to create healthy and energy efficient home environments in partnership with families and communities.

We believe that everyone has the right to live in a safe, efficient and healthy home. Our vision is that all families live in homes that are energy efficient; free of excess moisture, mold, toxins, and pests; and have clean indoor air.

 

 

 

 WE ARE HIRING!

 
Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you like being hands-on and don't mind getting your hands dirty? Then we have a great job for you!
 
Sustainable Resources Center is dedicated to advancing the cause of Healthy Homes. Our mission is to create healthy and energy efficient home environments in partnership with families and communities. We're located in the Twin Cities Metro area, north of the Mississippi River and just east of I-35W. The job is open until filled. This is a fulltime opportunity with benefits, weekday hours at 40 hours/week, and pays $12 to $15 per hour depending on qualifications.
 
To learn more, go to the "Our Staff" tab at the top of this page and click on "Employment".

 

 

                                              

June is National Healthy Homes Month, which is right around the corner!

Make sure your home is at its peak performance by following the 8 healthy homes principles listed below:

1. Keep your home Dry Mold and moisture increase allergens and asthma triggers, and can cause deterioration of your home.
2. Keep your home Clean Clean homes help reduce pest infestations, dust, and exposure to contaminants.
3. Keep your home Pest-Free Many pest treatments pose risks for families with health problems or expose young children and pets to poisonous residue. Non-pesticide treatments are best for a first line of defense.
4. Keep your home Safe A majority of injuries among children occur in the home. Falls are the most frequent cause of residential injuries to children, followed by injuries from objects in the home, burns, and poisonings.
5. Keep your home Contaminant-Free Chemical exposures include lead, radon, pesticides, and environmental tobacco smoke. Exposures to radon gas, carbon monoxide, and second-hand tobacco smoke are far higher indoors than outside.
6. Keep your home Ventilated Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health. Air filters in HVAC units collect and protect families from many particulates found in the air.
7. Keep your home Maintained Poorly-maintained homes increase the risk for deteriorated lead-based paint in older housing which is the primary cause of lead poisoning in children less than 6 years of age.
8. Keep your home Temperature Controlled
Houses that do not maintain adequate temperatures may place the safety of residents at increased risk from exposure to extreme cold or heat.
1. Keep your home Dry: Mold and moisture increase allergens and asthma triggers, and can cause deterioration of your home.
2. Keep your home Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations, dust, and exposure to contaminants.
3. Keep your home Pest-Free: Many pest treatments pose risks for families with health problems or expose young children and pets to poisonous residue. Non-pesticide treatments are best for a first line of defense.
4. Keep your home Safe: A majority of injuries among children occur in the home. Falls are the most frequent cause of residential injuries to children, followed by injuries from objects in the home, burns, and poisonings.
5. Keep your home Contaminant-Free: Chemical exposures include lead, radon, pesticides, and environmental tobacco smoke. Exposures to radon gas, carbon monoxide, and second-hand tobacco smoke are far higher indoors than outside.
6. Keep your home Ventilated: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health. Air filters in HVAC units collect and protect families from many particulates found in the air.
7. Keep your home Maintained: Poorly-maintained homes increase the risk for deteriorated lead-based paint in older housing which is the primary cause of lead poisoning in children less than 6 years of age.
8. Keep your home Temperature Controlled: Houses that do not maintain adequate temperatures may place the safety of residents at increased risk from exposure to extreme cold or heat.

 

Click on this Link for more healthy homes resources and information about healthy homes grants


 

Contact: Jeff Horwich

MPHA Communications Manager
jhorwich@mplspha.org | 612-342-1402

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Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC), CenterPoint Energy, and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) are pleased to announce a partnership to pursue weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements to Glendale Townhomes.
Glendale is a development of 184 family townhomes in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was built in 1952, making it the oldest major public housing property in Minneapolis. “These townhomes were built without many of the features and materials we would use today to best protect against our Minnesota winters,” said Mary Boler, MPHA’s Managing Director of Low Income Public Housing. “The enhancements we can put in place over time, with these partners, should help us improve interior comfort and create real energy savings.”
The process will start in April with selection of one of Glendale’s eight-unit townhome buildings for an initial pilot. Following a kick-off meeting with residents, SRC will conduct an energy audit of the building, identifying priorities for each unit, and begin the work. Lessons learned from the pilot will inform the approach to the remaining buildings.
“I am delighted to know that SRC, MPHA, and CenterPoint Energy will be working together to bring needed weatherization and heating resources to the Glendale Townhomes,” said Minneapolis City Council Member Gordon, whose Ward 2 includes Glendale. “This energy and money-saving investment will help ensure safer, more comfortable, more energy-efficient homes for the residents of this wonderful, close-knit community for years to come.”
SRC provides free home energy upgrades to hundreds of income-eligible homeowners and renters in Hennepin County each year. “Not only does the work permanently reduce energy bills, it also improves the health, safety, and comfort of residents,” said SRC’s Executive Director Jed Norgaarden. “We are happy to have worked through the unique set of hurdles presented by this particular project, and look forward to getting started.”
For immediate release:
March 21, 2017
Contact: Jeff Horwich
MPHA Communications Manager
jhorwich@mplspha.org | 612-342-1402
MPHA, SRC, and CenterPoint Energy Announce
Weatherization Assistance Pilot Program for Glendale Townhomes
The weatherization and energy-efficiency measures will likely include wall and attic insulation, weather-stripping of doors and windows, and caulking at critical junctures. Additional enhancements could include cleaning, repair, or replacement of furnaces, water heaters, and vent fans, as well as installing smart thermostats and LED light bulbs.
“We have worked hard and faced considerable expense over the years to keep Glendale, like all of our properties, as comfortable as possible all throughout the year,” said MPHA’s Director of Facilities and Development, Tim Gaetz. “In the coming months, we will be exploring how we can leverage this unique, three-way partnership to continue that commitment to the residents of Glendale.”
Financial support for the project will come from CenterPoint Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Weatherization Assistance Program” (WAP), which is administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
“We are pleased to be able to support this worthwhile project through our Conservation Improvement Programs,” said Todd Berreman, director of energy efficiency for CenterPoint Energy. “Weatherizing these homes to modern standards will reduce energy costs and emissions and help improve the well-being of our customers.”
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MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY 1001 WASHINGTON AVENUE NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401
WWW.MPHAONLINE.ORG
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CENTER, INC. 1081 TENTH AVENUE S.E. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414
WWW.SRC-MN.ORG
CENTERPOINT ENERGY
505 NICOLLET MALL P.O. BOX 59038 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55459
WWW.CENTERPOINTENERGY.COM
--more--
Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC), CenterPoint Energy, and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) are pleased to announce a partnership to pursue weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements to Glendale Townhomes.
Glendale is a development of 184 family townhomes in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was built in 1952, making it the oldest major public housing property in Minneapolis. “These townhomes were built without many of the features and materials we would use today to best protect against our Minnesota winters,” said Mary Boler, MPHA’s Managing Director of Low Income Public Housing. “The enhancements we can put in place over time, with these partners, should help us improve interior comfort and create real energy savings.”
The process will start in April with selection of one of Glendale’s eight-unit townhome buildings for an initial pilot. Following a kick-off meeting with residents, SRC will conduct an energy audit of the building, identifying priorities for each unit, and begin the work. Lessons learned from the pilot will inform the approach to the remaining buildings.
“I am delighted to know that SRC, MPHA, and CenterPoint Energy will be working together to bring needed weatherization and heating resources to the Glendale Townhomes,” said Minneapolis City Council Member Gordon, whose Ward 2 includes Glendale. “This energy and money-saving investment will help ensure safer, more comfortable, more energy-efficient homes for the residents of this wonderful, close-knit community for years to come.”
SRC provides free home energy upgrades to hundreds of income-eligible homeowners and renters in Hennepin County each year. “Not only does the work permanently reduce energy bills, it also improves the health, safety, and comfort of residents,” said SRC’s Executive Director Jed Norgaarden. “We are happy to have worked through the unique set of hurdles presented by this particular project, and look forward to getting started.”
For immediate release:
March 21, 2017
Contact: Jeff Horwich
MPHA Communications Manager
jhorwich@mplspha.org | 612-342-1402
MPHA, SRC, and CenterPoint Energy Announce
Weatherization Assistance Pilot Program for Glendale Townhomes
The weatherization and energy-efficiency measures will likely include wall and attic insulation, weather-stripping of doors and windows, and caulking at critical junctures. Additional enhancements could include cleaning, repair, or replacement of furnaces, water heaters, and vent fans, as well as installing smart thermostats and LED light bulbs.
“We have worked hard and faced considerable expense over the years to keep Glendale, like all of our properties, as comfortable as possible all throughout the year,” said MPHA’s Director of Facilities and Development, Tim Gaetz. “In the coming months, we will be exploring how we can leverage this unique, three-way partnership to continue that commitment to the residents of Glendale.”
Financial support for the project will come from CenterPoint Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Weatherization Assistance Program” (WAP), which is administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
“We are pleased to be able to support this worthwhile project through our Conservation Improvement Programs,” said Todd Berreman, director of energy efficiency for CenterPoint Energy. “Weatherizing these homes to modern standards will reduce energy costs and emissions and help improve the well-being of our customers.”
# # #
MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY 1001 WASHINGTON AVENUE NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401
WWW.MPHAONLINE.ORG
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CENTER, INC. 1081 TENTH AVENUE S.E. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414
WWW.SRC-MN.ORG
CENTERPOINT ENERGY
505 NICOLLET MALL P.O. BOX 59038 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55459
WWW.CENTERPOINTENERGY.COM