Environment: NonProfit Sustains Through Home Renovations

Environment: NonProfit Sustains Through Home Renovations

Over the past 30 years, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia has renovated neglected homes and assisted people earning low-incomes in specifically selected areas of the city. On June 1 and 2, volunteers, experts and neighbors reconditioned 10 homes on Dewey Street in the Haddington neighborhood looking to showcase their pride in this overlooked area of West Philadelphia. […]

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East Oak Lane: Raise of Hope, Inc. Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families

East Oak Lane: Raise of Hope, Inc. Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families

Homelessness is nothing new and for Raise of Hope, Inc. founder Habeebah Ali the issue resonates on a personal level. As a survivor of domestic violence and someone who was once homeless, Ali knows how challenging life can be for a family with no place to call its own. Having lived twice at the Women Against Abuse […]

 By Lauren Hertzler and Kristen Gillette

Technically Philly: Energy Hub Works Toward Efficient Goals for Buildings

Technically Philly: Energy Hub Works Toward Efficient Goals for Buildings

[vimeo 50731331] Recently, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub did an experiment. It had an energy audit done on Building 101 in the Navy Yard – its headquarters – from three different companies. The result? Three different results regarding the building’s energy use. “We’re uncovering that the rules of thumb in [energy efficient] industry vary widely and strategies also vary […]

 By Sarah Schu

Technology: Achieving Energy Efficiency Through Thermal Imaging

Technology: Achieving Energy Efficiency Through Thermal Imaging

  Even though humans are warm blooded there is always a constant struggle to be comfortable in one’s home. In the winter everyone wears layers of clothes or bundles up in blankets and in the summer it all comes off to avoid sweating through one’s tank top. If there weren’t heating and cooling bills to […]