Last Friday, February 10th, the New Frontier School Board delivered the four modules of the house built by its students for Habitat for Humanity Quebec. In a small ceremony, the people present saw the spectacular show of a house arriving by truck and being put in place by a crane!
Now, it’s up to Habitat Quebec to finish the work so two low-income families can move in 2017 and start a new life!
We thank our partners New Frontiers School Board, the Châteauguay Valley Careed Education Centre, the Town of Ormstown and EcoHabitation, who together made this project happen, and also Bain Magique, CRH Canada, Roxul, Priest Construction et Électricité, Convectair, Crête Excavation, Delta Cosella-Dörken Products, Finition EPR Béton inc.and Bourcier portes et fenêtres.
On October 20, 2016, Lucie, Maurice and her five children received the keys to their new home in St-Henri, Montreal. Beyond Habitat for Humanity Quebec’s partners for the project, including Arcelor Mittal, CRH and Maison Bonneville, were present the representative of the borough of the South-West borough, David Pagé, as well as several of the volunteers who worked in the project, including a representative of the “Les Bâtisseuses” project.
Habitat for Humanity Quebec thanks its partners and volunteers, and wishes the family of Lucie and Maurice an excellent life in their new home!
Our friends from Vigilant Global are on the Bourassa Street construction site helping us finish Maurice and Lucie’s new home!
Team Builds are a great way to increase employee engagement while contributing to the Habitat for Humanity Québec mission.
STANDARD is the national corporate sponsor for lighting for Habitat for Humanity and is happy to provide compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) for each home that Habitat for Humanity is building in 2016 across Canada.
Why lighting is important in homes
Lighting consumes up to 25% of the average home energy budget. CFL lamps have revolutionized energy-efficient lighting by using roughly 75% less energy than traditional light sources such as incandescent and halogen light bulbs. With the use of these CFL light bulbs, the Habitat for Humanity homes will be more sustainable, and continue to provide energy savings to the eventual homeowners.
STANDARD Home Sponsorship
STANDARD will also be sponsoring three build days across Canada during 2016. In total, 30 STANDARD employees will help to build three new homes for low-income, hardworking families in each of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
STANDARD supplies ReStores
STANDARD has also donated lighting products to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.