Envinity spent two days installing insulation on a Habitat for Humanity home in State College, donating manpower, time, and equipment for the project.
Envinity has forged a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County in which warehouse space is exchanged for labor and materials. Envinity borrows warehouse space from Habitat for Humanity, and in exchange, we donate our experienced construction crew every year for work on Habitat homes.
Weatherization First is a project of PA Interfaith Power & Light, supported by Central Pennsylvania Community Action, the Rock Ethics Institute of Penn State,Interfaith Human Services, and Housing Transitions. Envinity provides volunteer technical assistance and on-site labor to low income homes in our area through this program.
National Energy Leadership Corp at Penn State University
The NELC and Envinity have been working together for years on improving the energy audit service for homeowners. The NELC provides free home energy assessments to homeowners. Assessments are conducted by trained students or volunteers in their local communities. Envinity auditors have audited well over 600 homes in Centre Co, and that experience has gone a long way in providing teaching and research tools for the NELC. After the no cost energy assessment from NELC, Envinity's diagnostic energy audit and implementation services are recommended next steps for homeowners.
Envinity provided local eastern white pine timbers and helped design the timber frame structure for Penn State’s entry in the Solar Decathlon. The timber frame was built and designed by Penn State student Dan Reynolds, Penn State student Kyle Macht (who is now an Energy Engineer with Envinity), and Jerry Learn, Envinity Director of Construction Services. It is the main structural element of the home.
The Solar Decathlon is a biannual, international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to inspire students and faculty to design, build, and operate an entirely solar-powered home.
Shaver’s Creek New Information Kiosk
The New Information Kiosk at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center originated as part of an exhibit booth for the Builder’s Association of Central PA 2008 Home Show, and was donated by Envinity to Shaver’s Creek. Made of local white pine, a soft wood that is abundant throughout the region and easy to work with, the frame replaced an aging information kiosk.