For the past four years, My Green Birmingham has offered local homeowners the chance to win an exclusive Green Home Giveaway makeover to help improve energy efficiency and the overall living environment of the winning home. The contest has drawn hundreds of applications from homeowners with all types of reasons for needing upgrades.
In honor of our fifth year, My Green Birmingham took the Green Home Giveaway presented by Alabama Power, in a new direction and partnered with the Woodlawn Foundation to select a deserving family from the Woodlawn community. This change in course would not only greatly enhance the home of a family who’s been embedded in the local community for more than 45 years, but would also support the Woodlawn Foundation’s mission to improve the historic Woodlawn community as a whole.
Looking out from the screened-in front porch of their grey Woodlawn home, the Storey family has seen all sorts of change come and go over the years. Yet, within their house, not much has changed at all in terms of home improvements. Among challenges, the older couple have been living with difficulties resulting from continual standing water in the home’s basement, unreliable water temperatures, and they’ve spent years heating their home with the help a gas stove top in the kitchen and gas space heaters throughout the house.
Thanks to the amazing efforts of this year’s sponsors however, all of that has changed. The 2014 Green Home Giveaway team donated products, labor and time, and now, the Storey’s home is more efficient and healthier than ever before.
Birmingham Magazine covered the 5th annual Green Home Giveaway makeover and additional details can be found featured in the magazine’s June 2014 print edition, as well as online on al.com: Re-energizing Renovation:My Green Birmingham helps give a Woodlawn home a needed update.
Watch the featured video above to learn more about this year’s makeover from start to finish, including recommendations from Alabama Power’s leading energy efficiency experts.
Be sure to also check out our Sponsor Resource Guide for details about each sponsor’s contribution!