Bottom line: If you need help buying a house, you're likely to need help paying the electric and heating bills.
Which is why it makes so much sense for Habitat for Humanity, the acclaimed homebuilder for struggling Americans, to start building green. It's like giving homeowners an extra break on their bills, every month.
The Home Depot Foundation, evidently, sees the wisdom in this setup, too. The charitable arm of the home improvement supply giant is donating $30 million so Habitat for Humanity can improve the efficiency and sustainability of its affordable homes, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The "Partners in Sustainable Building" fund is one of the largest corporate gifts given by Home Depot, or received by Habitat for Humanity, and will be used to improve 5,000 homes over five years, roughly 17% of what Habitat plans to build in that time.
Home Depot also made news in the green sphere a few months back when it started labeling products in its stores that are more eco-friendly alternatives, giving green consumers a quick and easy resource.
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