Birmingham — My Green Birmingham has officially launched this year’s Green Home Giveaway, presented by Alabama Power. The 6th annual giveaway kicked off on Saturday, November 7th at the Moss Rock Festival, offering homeowners across the greater Birmingham area the chance to win an incredible green home makeover experience.
As one of the Southeast’s most anticipated annual home makeover events, the Green Home Giveaway transforms the home of one lucky winner with the benefits of a healthier, more energy-efficient and eco-friendly living environment.
The process will begin with a home energy audit, performed by local energy experts, Eco-Three. Once the home’s individualized needs are determined, a variety of steps will be taken to increase the home’s overall energy efficiency.
"On average, Green Home Giveaway winners experience a 20-25 percent reduction in monthly home energy usage,” says Jill Sills of Alabama Power. “This in turn also translates into significant cost savings for the homeowner," she says.
This year’s Green Home Giveaway provides a valuable prize package of green home upgrades, products, and services from a select group of highly respected sponsors including Alabama Power, ELM Construction, Eco-Three, TOTO and more. Sponsors and their donated products and services include:
● Alabama Power: energy-efficient heat pump water heater
● Elm Construction: professional contracting services, energy-efficient lighting
● Eco-Three: home energy audit and insulation
● GUIN: HVAC system and ductwork
● V&W Supply: kitchen fixtures and plumbing
● TOTO: dual flush toilets
● Mrs. Green Clean: eco-friendly home cleaning and products
● Energy efficient lighting, landscaping, and more
“We’re excited to offer local homeowners the chance to win such a valuable home makeover,” said Natalie Kelly, founder of My Green Birmingham. “Yet, it’s important that the Green Home Giveaway also serve the entire community as an inspiring resource for homeowners to learn how they too can benefit from initiating greener changes within their own living environments.”
Submissions for this year’s Green Home Giveaway will be accepted through November 20th, via entry on the MyGreenBirmingham.com Facebook page.
Once the entry period has ended, three finalists will be selected and showcased on MyGreenBirmingham.com’s Facebook page from November 30th-December 4th. During this time, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for the finalist of their choice. The grand prize winner will be determined by which home receives the most votes, and will be announced on December 7th.