Nest has made a commitment to installing 1 million smart thermostats at very little or not cost to low-income homes over the next five years. This move is part of its Power Project, which is designed to help raise awareness about energy efficiency and consumption. The officially launch is this Sunday on Earth Day.
Nest has said that it will be working with energy companies, housing agencies like Fannie Mae and nonprofit organizations to bring energy efficiency to more people. Nest, a unit of Google, said that it’s partnering with Habitat for Humanity and donating Nest Thermostat E into every home built by the organization this year.
Until April 30th, 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of Nest Thermostats (up to $500,000) will be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
“Creating a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it has been Nest’s mission since day one,” Jeff Hamel, head of energy partnerships at Nest, said in a statement. “We’ve joined with Habitat for Humanity, Fannie Mae, and energy providers across the country this Earth Day to bring this mission to life through The Power Project, to connect families with the tools and programs that can help alleviate the burden of high energy costs. Every family deserves to have heat in the cold and light in the dark.”
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