Habitat for Humanity will hold its second Home Builders Blitz 2008 May 31 to June 7, where it will partner with builders and manufacturers across the country to build affordable housing.
During this one week, a total of 110
Habitat affiliates will build 263 homes across the United States with the help
of more than 1,000 building industry professionals.
Rinnai Corp.will donate 250 tankless
water heating systems, valued at $250,000, to the building project. With the
incorporation of these energy-efficient Rinnai units, the new homeowners will
save money on their monthly utility bills while never running out of hot water.
The first national Home Builders Blitz,
held in June 2006, resulted in more than 400 new Habitat homes across the
country. Rinnai supported the 2006 Home Builders Blitz by donating 1,000
tankless water heaters, valued at more than $1 million.
“Home Builders Blitz would not be
possible without the continued support of companies like Rinnai,” saidKevin
Campbell, director of the national Home Builders Blitz program for
Habitat for Humanity International. “The products that our building partners
contribute directly improve the quality of life of new Habitat homeowners.”
Tankless units don’t require a closet
for storage and can be interior-mounted in a recessed box or exterior-mounted
in a recessed box and painted or textured to match the façade of a home returning
nearly approximately 12 to 16 square feet of valuable square footage back to
The Rinnai units come with a digital control
pad, which allow users to set their desired water temperature, an important
feature for homes with children and seniors to help prevent scalding accidents.
The units also last twice as long as traditional tank water heaters, up to 20
years, meaning that they add to the sustainability of the Habitat homes.