HomeAid Atlanta partnered with Green Day Energy Company to complete the energy saving upgrades at the home. An earlier energy audit conducted by Southface revealed areas where the home’s energy efficiency could be improved. The scope of work for this project included insulating exterior walls, installing new furnaces and air conditioning units, air sealing and insulating the attic and crawl space, adding low flow faucets and toilets, insulating hot water pipes, and adding energy efficient lighting. Owens Corning, a national partner for the HomeAid America/Walmart Foundation ESP program, donated insulation. Field Controls donated four Healthy Home Systems for cleaner in-home air. Luxeair, a division of Johnson Controls Company, provided discount pricing considerations as well.
The introduction of the Environmental Sustainability Program was made possible through a $600,000 grant received by HomeAid America from the Walmart Foundation. Additional national corporate partners include Owens Corning, the Masco Foundation and GE Appliances. The purpose of the program is to enable HomeAid chapters across the country to retrofit existing facilities serving the homeless with energy efficient upgrades, allowing the service providers operating those facilities to increase their service delivery capacity to their clients by reducing their operating costs for energy.