Nashville Village Real Estate Services personnel got their hands dirty recently, but nevertheless they felt fulfilled after volunteering for the Hands On Nashville project, which aims to make homes in the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill become more energy efficient.
The volunteers were given a demonstration by the director of sustainability of Hands On Nashville, Jaclyn Mothupi, on how to strip the doors correctly, incorporate sink aerators and install low flowing shower heads, include insulation to areas such as the attic, and complete a number of other safety practices. The real estate experts, as well as Mark Deutschmann, their CEO, hardly had any knowledge about energy efficiency and home construction. Everyone that came showed up enthusiastic and seemed to look forward helping the community at the site.
Deutchsmann had said that even though it is not very difficult to learn the ropes, the whole endeavor still does require some supervision. Later on, he added that it has been great being with an organization that helps them get the job done.
The program of Hands On Nashville’s Home Energy Savings involves the participation of volunteers who contribute to the enhancement and incorporation of energy efficient homes in the Nashville area. The goal of the program is to help homeowners spend less on their utility expenses and achieve financial stability. It is required that families living in these residences belong to the low-income category or are survivors of a flood and/or other natural disasters. This is the Tennessean’s Project of the Month with Hands On Nashville as it’s co-sponsor. It is part of a new volunteer community that can be found at www.tennessean.com/volunteer.
On the new website, the participants can see the Home Energy Savings program and a lot of other Hands On Nashville community volunteer opportunities available each month. Likewise they are able to see snapshots and read testimonials from recent volunteer activities, moreover they can send in their own personal snapshots and testimonials.
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