Hilti Finishes First of Energy Efficient Habitat Homes18-Nov-2009
Dedication on March 29, 2009 Marks Sixth Hilti-Built House
Hilti and Tulsa Habitat for Humanity have broken new ground to build the first of 50 energy efficient homes.
As part of a $150,000 grant by Public Service Company of Oklahoma, the new initiative allows Habitat and its sponsors to build houses meeting ENERGY STAR standards. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping all of us save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Approximately 150 employees volunteered for the project covering nine work days to help a family fulfill the dream of home ownership.
“It’s rewarding to know that we’re not only making affordable housing a reality for today, but also the long-term through added energy efficiency measures including our own Hilti insulation foam,” said Cary Evert, president and CEO of Hilti’s Western Hemisphere group. “There’s a great sense of accomplishment in giving back to the community and environment in this way.”
What makes the Hilti partnership with Habitat for Humanity unique is the company’s ability to offer a combination of talent, tools and funds to the cause.
“Hilti employees represent so very well the Tulsa spirit for giving back to the community through personal service,” says Paul Kent, executive director of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. “Their strong financial and volunteer commitment to provide adequate housing for low-income families has been a major key toward increasing Tulsa Habitat capacity for helping more families become homebuyers. Hilti’s service challenges us all to ask, ‘What can I do to help someone else?”