Go Green Home Services takes our collaboration to the next level. This innovative social enterprise not only provides customers with high-quality home improvements at an affordable price, but it also invests 50% of net revenue in Hands On Nashville’s Home Energy Savings program. This nonprofit program engages volunteers to make energy-saving upgrades in low-income homes at no cost to qualifying Nashvillians.
As a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Nashville Environmental Committee, Village Real Estate founder and CEO Mark Deutschmann began the Go Green Nashville program in 2009. Its purposes were to: raise awareness that non-energy-efficient homes were responsible for much of Nashville’s carbon emissions; encourage homeowners to make residential energy improvements; promote money-saving programs provided by government agencies and utility providers to make these improvements more affordable.
According to the Community Needs Evaluation published by Metropolitan Social Services, “Housing” and “Housing-Related Assistance” were the most frequently identified needs in Davidson County. To help meet this need, Hands On Nashville launched its award-winning Home Energy Savings program in 2011 to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of houses owned and occupied by qualifying, low-income Nashvillians. With the support of Village Real Estate and other generous investors, Hands On Nashville’s staff engages volunteers and completes at least 50 Home Energy Savings projects each year.
To volunteer for the Home Energy Savings Program, click here.