The plumbers have been hard at work getting Rainbow Place ready for the Winter Season.
Improvements are underway at our second group home project for Spring Dell Center. At this home, all residents require wheelchairs for mobility. To greatly improve safe access, Home Builders Care is lending our expertise! A new porch is being built as protection from inclement weather, the sidewalk is being widened, and the front door is becoming automated. Looking good!
|Building a protective entrance for wheelchair-bound group home residents|
#GivingTuesday is December 2, 2014!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 2, 2014, a day when charities, families, businesses and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just take the time to share.
Your contribution will help us build shelter for others. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Thanks for considering!
In October 2011, HomeAid Washington DC, a program of the Home Builders Care Foundation, undertook an extensive energy efficiency retrofit project at the REACH youth home, operated by (SBY), a District-based nonprofit organization meeting the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families.
The project was one of the first of its kind as part of a new national Environmental Sustainability Program (ESP) that was launched by HomeAid DC’s national affiliate, HomeAid America, and funded by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.
Newport Partners LLC acted as the lead consultant on an occupant-in-place energy efficiency retrofit of the group home in Washington, D.C. Project sponsors included DOE Building America, and Efficient Home LLC.
The results are in!
Read in Home Energy Magazine how the project achieved 41% energy savings and helped save Sasha Bruce over $4000 a year on its annual energy bill for the property.