The Issue: Building Green Reduces Utility Costs
In addition to benefiting the environment, building using materials and procedures that are green-certified by organizations such as Green Advantage can help to reduce utility costs in the long term.
The Campaign: Install Energy-Efficient Attic Insulation
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Atlanta Habitat can install energy-efficient insulation in the attic of one new Habitat home. The insulation is blown into attics to provide comprehensive coverage and eliminate the possibility of wasted materials. Each additional $500 raised will fund attic insulation for another home.
To celebrate the launch of Groupon Grassroots, Groupon will provide a $1,000 kickoff grant to this campaign.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity was established in 1983, and is now one of the biggest Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States. The organization serves as the largest affordable single-family housing developer in Atlanta. As part of its efforts to eliminate substandard housing and improve access to adequate, affordable housing, Atlanta Habitat partners with working families, communities, and sponsors to build affordable, quality homes that meet green-building standards. Atlanta Habitat builds energy-efficient houses using Green Advantage construction procedures to help lower costs for homeowners while also benefiting the environment.
Along with maintaining relationships with its homeowners—starting from the application process and ending when the no-interest mortgage is paid off—Atlanta Habitat helps families to complete 250 hours of sweat equity—the volunteer time required of those who buy Habitat homes—as well as classes and other homeownership requirements.