Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today recognized Big Bend Habitat for Humanity (BBHH) as a PSC Helping Hand. Partnerships are essential to raise public awareness, and the Commission appreciates BBHH demonstrating home energy efficiency and water conservation measures in every build project.
“By utilizing best building practices, Habitat helps low income families save money on monthly utility bills,” said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Brisé. “For the past two years, the PSC has volunteered on BBHH builds where energy and water saving features were installed that make the home more comfortable and affordable.
“Because of our continuing partnership, it is my privilege to name BBHH and its Executive Director, Wes Singletary, as the PSC Helping Hand for November,” Chairman Brisé added.
During two PSC workshops held last year with state agencies and social service representatives from across Florida, the Commission helped organizations connect to share resources and more effectively serve their clientele. To continue the workshops’ success and recognize positive working relationships, each month this year the PSC is acknowledging a partner--a PSC Helping Hand--who has assisted the Commission’s outreach efforts.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a PSC Helping Hand,” said Mr. Singletary. “Every BBHH home meets energy efficient building standards for insulation, windows, and heating and cooling systems, and we use EnergyStar appliances to further energy efficiency advantages.”
BBHH is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness in Gadsden and Leon Counties. Habitat selects homeowners based on each family's needs and income. Homeowners help with the construction of their homes by contributing 400 hours of "sweat equity. "
Look for the PSC Helping Hand web page, recognizing outreach partners throughout 2013, under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com.
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