Jerusalem House saves 21% in energy usage and nearly $10,000 in costs
Jerusalem House is the oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. The nonprofit’s facility that houses homeless mothers and their children is more than 100 years old and had not been renovated since 1997.
In 2010, Jerusalem House was awarded $33,376 in Grants to Green funding to implement the following assessment recommendations at its Family Program facility:
- Insulate the office and apartment attics, the Learning Center, and the hot water pipes
- Replace inefficient lighting with more energy efficient models
- Replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and patch duct leaks
- Install low flow faucets and point-of-use water heaters
Since implementing these recommendations, Jerusalem House has realized a 21% reduction in energy usage and nearly $10,000 in cost savings. These savings have been diverted back into Jerusalem House’s programs, enabling them to better serve their clients. Read the full story.