Just last month, Power Home Remodeling Group held its second annual “Power Month for Alex’s” fundraising initiative to give back to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), one of the leading foundations for pediatric cancer research.
Power Month means a lot to our employees, some with personal family experience of pediatric cancer. We hosted a series of events and fundraisers throughout the month within each of the eight markets where we offer our home improvement services. Devoting an entire month to the cause was a great opportunity for all of us to further engage with this mission by helping raise awareness of pediatric cancer and bringing Alex’s incredible story into new communities across the country.
Our employees proudly distributed information about the foundation to homeowners, took part in office lemonade stands, and coordinated both a 5K and a golf outing to raise awareness of ALSF’s mission.
Did you know homes use about one third of all the energy we consume in the U.S.? The need to go green at home becomes more important each day. Homes built before 1980 have insufficient insulation, old dishwashers waste up to 6,700 gallons of water per year (enough to run an efficient dishwasher for seven years), and old, single-pane windows can cost you hundreds on energy bills due to air leaks.
Sustainability at home can still seem pie in the sky if you don’t know where to start, but changing even the simplest habits can make a huge impact. For example, every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water from being contaminated with chemicals, so recycling household items really does make a difference.
At Power, we’ve embraced going green and are proud to have made it a focus of our business – we even won Door & Window Manufacturer magazine’s Green Product Award in 2011. Sustainability is important to us not only because it is essential to our planet, but also because the energy efficient products we sell and the techniques we employ at our organization have helped save customers tens of thousands of dollars annually. Household savings after tweaking your home with key energy efficient home improvements can be as much as a whopping $1,500 annually in extreme cases.