Here at Piedmont Nissan we continued to be amazed by Nissan's ongoing capacity to give to others. Recently, the automaker began a program centered on constructing homes that are energy-efficient for people in the United States. The first energy-efficient house will be built in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area and will be funded by a grant. Volunteers from Nissan and a non-profit Habitat for Humanity chapter, Southern Crescent Habitat, will assist with the construction work.
Nissan and Habitat's sustainable building program have plans to build 9 other energy-efficient homes. After each home is completed it will be ENERGY STAR 3.0 certified. In terms of the ENERGY STAR rating system a 3.0 is a very impressive score.
So who gets to occupy this sustainable home? The lucky recipient of this house is Kenya Bouie. She is a single mom who has two children. She worked together with all of the volunteers and helped build her own home.
Reflecting on her journey toward becoming a proud homeowner, Keya indicates she learned a lot of valuable lessons. One: She is not alone in her housing struggle. Another, she says is "I learned what should be done in a home when something happens, how to fix it without having to spend money (to be) cost efficient and it helps me be independent."1
This touching story is just one of many made possible by Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit which Nissan has been partnering with for seven years now, contributing, money, manpower and vehicles.
Interested in learning more about Nissan's noteworthy humanitarian efforts? Stay tuned. Piedmont Nissan, located conveniently at 3510 Clemson Blvd. in Anderson, SC , is dedicated to keeping you informed. In the meantime, remember you can always explore our entire new Nissan and used car inventories online.
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