Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity completed its first SystemVision home this month. It has been building homes since 1988. After incorporating energy efficiency measures for years, the affiliate decided it was time to take the next step by participating in the SystemVision program.
Executive Director, Claire Sellers recalled,
SystemVision requirements meant that we had additional work to do on insulating. One Saturday, the homeowner family and the Interact Club from Surry Central High School met at the build site for an all-day insulating party. It was quite a sight to the see the high school volunteers and family working their way around the house, measuring and putting in the batts and swinging slap staplers installing the sill seal [along the top plates]. We had wondered if the new requirements would be volunteer-friendly, but when the inspector came and said the insulation looked great, we knew we were on a roll.
Jeff Canter, Construction Supervisor and owner of JK Canter Builder, liked the ease of working with David Treleven, SystemVision Field Manager. “During inspections, David was great at answering questions and providing helpful feedback.”
The homeowner was delighted by her first electric bill being so small. She is accustomed to spending $500/month to keep her home warm in the winter. This winter, she will spend much less to keep her family warm in their new home.
What are your SystemVision stories? How have your homeowners, donors, volunteers, or staff changed their behavior or been impacted by SystemVision?