• On the Road with Habitat for Humanity & Carrier

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    On the Road with Habitat for Humanity & Carrier Part 1

    Every now and again on HouseSmarts, we’re given the opportunity to shed light on some pretty special projects.  In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project seeks to provide those less fortunate with the ability to own a home of their own, while learning some vital skills along the way.

  • On the Road with Habitat for Humanity & Carrier Part 2

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    On the Road with Habitat for Humanity & Carrier Part 2

    To tackle a project like the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Indiana, it truly takes an army of people.  Not to mention, the materials that go into the mechanical elements of each home.  Central air conditioning could be deemed a luxury in a home, so the decision to include high efficiency Carrier AC units in the was a no-brainer, especially in light of the value they add, and the quality of life benefits they provide.

  • On the Road with Habitat for Humanity & Carrier Part 3

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    On the Road with Habitat for Humanity & Carrier Part 3

    One unique aspect of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in South Bend, Indiana was the decision to include a group of net zero homes as part of the community.  Using a combination of innovative materials and equipment, such as solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling systems, these homes are designed to produce as much energy as they consume.  In addition to this project, there are a number of other initiatives in the area to help military veterans and folks aging-in-place gain access to air conditioning that was unattainable prior.

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