Fort Bliss Family Homes and White Sands Homes, US

We helped achieve the US Army’s Net Zero vision through military family housing.

$775 million

Total project funding

50 year


Balfour Beatty Communities is the developer for the Fort Bliss Family Homes and White Sands Homes housing privatisation project – one of the largest installations in the US Army’s portfolio. As part of the project scope we are also managing and maintaining the full portfolio of more than 4,800 family homes, as well as all grounds, roads, and infrastructure in the housing areas.

As one of the largest energy consumers in the world, the US Department of Defense (DoD) created the Net Zero initiative aimed at reducing its carbon footprint. Fort Bliss was a pilot installation for this effort and Balfour Beatty Communities was actively engaged through a major solar program that equipped 4,800 homes at Fort Bliss with solar energy systems. The goal was to help the desert-based installation become self-sustaining, producing as much energy as it uses, while increasing water reuse and eliminating the need to send waste to landfills.

Balfour Beatty Communities has been honored with multiple awards over the years for its sustainability efforts at Fort Bliss Family Homes. Awards include the Earth Day Award for Environmental and Energy Excellence from the Fort Bliss Directorate of Public Works-Environmental Division and the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification Partner of the year. As well as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Project of the Year for Low-rise Multifamily at Rio Bravo/Van Horn developments which was the first and largest military housing project to achieve Emerald status under the National Green Building Standard (NGBS certification program) at the time. Fort Bliss has also been the recipient of the Region IV – Renewal Energy Project of the Year award and the Sustainable Development category award by the International Green Apple Awards.