[StBernard] Global Green can help you make the most of your Road Home grant

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Oct 8 19:49:03 EDT 2008

Dear Homeowner,

At this point you have either received a Road Home grant or are in the process of receiving your grant. During this time, you have the opportunity to weigh your renovation choices carefully in order to save money on monthly utility bills and improve your health.

Global Green USA is a nonprofit organization that has received funding from local and national foundations to assist you in making your renovation efforts more energy efficient and healthier. In addition to providing you with the informative links below, Global Green is able to offer you technical assistance to ensure that your building is energy efficient, non-toxic and hurricane resistant. Here is how you can access Global Green's resources and expertise:

* Visit their Build It Back Green website at www.globalgreen.org/bibg <http://www.roadcommunications.com/action.cfm?md=emaillist&task=addMessageClickThru&msgid=415&uid=hDk8eMkcm4&encoded=1&redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eglobalgreen%2Eorg%2Fbibg%2F>

* Visit the Global Green Resource Center in downtown New Orleans at 841 Carondelet Street. This location has samples of more than 60 environmentally friendly building materials and information on hundreds of products. Staff members are available to answer your questions. Hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm and Saturday by appointment.

* Visit the Global Green House at 409 Andry Street in the Lower Ninth Ward. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm. There you can tour one of the greenest homes in the country, which uses net zero electricity and includes salvaged and energy efficient building materials, natural ventilation and lighting, solar electric energy, geothermal heating and cooling, a green roof and many other features that you can incorporate in your own property.

* Request a meeting with a Global Green staff member at your neighborhood organization or your home to get details on products, installation, tax credits, etc. If a meeting is scheduled at your home, we ask that you be open to inviting other community members so we can reach as many people as possible. Contact us at 504-525-2121, or bibg at globalgreen.org

The Global Green Build It Back Green webpage has a variety of product and vendor information as well as green building tips and links. At www.globalgreen.org/bibg <http://www.roadcommunications.com/action.cfm?md=emaillist&task=addMessageClickThru&msgid=415&uid=hDk8eMkcm4&encoded=1&redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eglobalgreen%2Eorg%2Fbibg%2F> under "Resources" you will find links to:

* Ten Tips for Energy Saving and Healthy Living
* Green Building Fact Sheets on insulation, radiant barriers, lighting, ductwork, water saving faucets, showerheads and toilets, and non-toxic paints and carpets
* Green Product Vendors List, which tells you how and where to buy environmentally friendly products
* Tips for Hiring a Contractor

* How To Video links

Global Green can help you even further if you visit the website and fill out the Build It Back Green survey <http://www.roadcommunications.com/action.cfm?md=emaillist&task=addMessageClickThru&msgid=415&uid=hDk8eMkcm4&encoded=1&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure3%2Econvio%2Enet%2Fggusa%2Fsite%2FSSurvey%3FACTION%5FREQUIRED%3DURI%5FACTION%5FUSER%5FREQUESTS%26SURVEY%5FID%3D1520> . Your survey answers will help Global Green address your questions and concerns about how to make your home more energy efficient and healthy. Click to take the survey <http://www.roadcommunications.com/action.cfm?md=emaillist&task=addMessageClickThru&msgid=415&uid=hDk8eMkcm4&encoded=1&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure3%2Econvio%2Enet%2Fggusa%2Fsite%2FSSurvey%3FACTION%5FREQUIRED%3DURI%5FACTION%5FUSER%5FREQUESTS%26SURVEY%5FID%3D1520> .

When you complete the survey, you will automatically be registered for a monthly drawing to win a Green It Yourself Kit, a do-it-yourself home greening resource pack! This practical collection of environmentally friendly products includes a variety of items that will help make your home more energy efficient and save you money. Items in the kit include compact fluorescent light bulbs, weather stripping, pipe insulation, window treatment materials and a variety of other products with a total value of $100. Additionally, the first 1,000 New Orleans Road Home grant recipients to complete the survey will be registered to win a free solar hot water heater for their home.

Thanks for considering rebuilding green. We look forward to working with you!


Raymond R. Breaux
Program Manager
Build It Back Green
Global Green USA
bibg at globalgreen.org

The Road Home program is designed to provide compensation to Louisiana homeowners affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita for the damage to their homes. The program affords eligible homeowners up to $150,000 in compensation for their losses to get back into their homes.

For more information on The Road Home program, visit

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