Graber Insealators is moving to a new building, and we want the building to be one of the most energy efficient buildings that could possibly be built. One of the foundation points in achieving this goal is with the help of Habitat For Humanity and their ReStore centers, allowing us to repurpose material suitable for creating our building without having to use new material, lessening our environmental impact. You’ve probably seen a ReStore in your community, but in case you’re wondering how they work, let’s take a look at what ReStore is and how they play into Graber’s (and possibly your) plans.

What does Habitat ReStore Do to Help Us Be Energy Efficient?

Habitat ReStore takes new and gently used items from buildings, like material, furniture, appliances, lumber, and more, and sells them to the public at a greatly reduced price. This allows customers to cheaply recycle these parts of homes and buildings that would normally be sent off to landfills or recycling centers and instead gets them directly into a new building immediately. The money that a ReStore takes in from selling these repurposed materials is used to construct new Habitat for Humanity homes in the community, meaning purchasing from ReStore is a two-stage recycling plan for your local community; you save on using new materials, and Habitat helps build new homes. Habitat ReStore helps us be energy efficient by utilizing existing building materials, saving the energy that would have gone into new construction materials.

That’s the main reason that Graber is choosing to use ReStore as one of their main suppliers of material for this project; not only can Graber help keep our impact on the environment down by using repurposed material, but we can also contribute to helping our community in Louisville and our region by making a sizeable contribution to Habitat for Humanity in the process. If you’d like to join Graber in helping find everyone a decent place to live, check out the ReStore website located below and find your nearest ReStore today.

 

Sources:

http://www.habitat.org/restores

http://www.hfhbgwc.org/

 

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