There’s often much more below the surface. If you look beyond the wall color at Rebuilding Together projects, you’ll see that we remove lead paint and mold which can have long lasting effect on the lives of children and other residents. We install drywall, waterproof interior masonry walls, prep and paint rooms and install dehumidifiers to give our neighbors a dry place to live.
Maria Lucia is a single mother who works full time as a janitor in a hospital to support her 7-year-old daughter Bia. They live in a one-bedroom house in Bomba do Hemeterio, a low-income neighborhood in Recife, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil.
Before Habitat, their house was small and dark, with little ventilation and natural lighting. The roof was badly damaged from the rain, and the inside of the house was hot and moldy. Bia often had to miss school due to respiratory problems, a common affliction among children who grow up in these kinds of conditions.
People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve the place they call home. In fact, Habitat is the largest privately held homebuilder and regularly ranks as one of the top 20 homebuilders in the United States.
But what exactly goes into building a Habitat house? A whole lot, as it turns out.
Kingfisher, the home improvement company, has published its Sustainability Report 2015/16 showing progress towards becoming a restorative Net Positive business.
Kingfisher’s ambition is to make home improvement accessible so that everyone can have a home they feel good about. It believes that a good home has to be sustainable - one that is healthy, resource smart, energy efficient and affordable to run.
Local Children and Parents Attend Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration
LAFAYETTE HILL, PA., May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/– Today William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning received new play and exercise equipment through Global Home Improvement’s participation in a unique advertising program offered by CBS EcoMedia, which connects advertisers with worthy nonprofit partners requesting financial support for their critically needed community projects.
Recently, we covered some of our top tips for green home improvements and remodeling, such as switching to energy efficient heating/cooling systems and ensuring that your home is properly insulated. An eco-friendly home is the first step towards carbon neutrality!
Below, we’ve got a few more suggestions for your green, dream home: