Serving the community is core to our beliefs, and our actions.
After all, 'the community' is our team, our families, our suppliers, our partners and our clients past, present and future — 'them' is us!
We are all connected in ways that our obvious and others that are revealed over time. At SunGreen, we try to make the most of our time by enhancing the lives of people in our community through our work and volunteerism.
We are especially proud to help those who help others, like Habitat for Humanity.
In 2012, SunGreen Systems donated all the resources necessary to install PV solar systems for the Geneva Street Project in Glendale – 5 new townhomes being built by San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. The systems were activated on September 11, 2012.
Geneva was the first green project for SGV Habitat for Humanity, and it currently houses five low-income families and boasts a vibrant community garden. Each unit consists of approximately 1200 sq. ft. of living space, 3 bedrooms, 1-½ bathrooms, a living room and a laundry room.
“We want to give back to the community by providing energy savings to those who need them the most. Habitat for Humanity presented the perfect opportunity.” — YY Lin Chairman, SunGreen Systems
Since the solar systems were activated, they have worked without interruption to provide clean and free electricity to the low-income homeowners.
These energy-efficient solar homes require very little power from the utility company, which translates to lower bills for the homeowners, higher resale value, protection from rising utility rates and a significant reduction in the amount of greenhouse gases the home produces. Annually, each home will offset roughly 115,000 lbs. of CO2 that would have been emitted into the atmosphere. To absorb this level of carbon, 10 acres of trees would need to be planted every year!
The panels used by SunGreen have a 25-year production warranty and are expected to produce clean electricity for 40-50 years, thus extending the financial and environmental benefits of the solar systems well into the future.
“I am tremendously grateful to SunGreen Systems for their interest in and support of our first ‘green’ build. SunGreen’s solar panels will create value and savings for the Habitat for Humanity homebuyers who purchase these homes.” — Sonja Yates Director, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
“Owning a Habitat for Humanity home has meant security, prosperity and accomplishing goals!” — Habitat Homeowner
SunGreen Systems is actively involved in prioritizing environmental stewardship and sustainability in the policies and practice of the Irwindale, Pasadena, City of Commerce, Santa Clarity, Azusa, Glendale, Claremont and Arcadia Chambers of Commerce.