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When you see a Sungevity crew up on the roof of a house, it’s a safe bet they’re up there installing solar.  But this past weekend, Sungevity employees were actually helping build the roof itself.

Their volunteer efforts were part of the 2011 Earth Day Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon in East Oakland. The Build-A-Thon was a turbo-charged challenge to frame seven houses in four days, a job that would normally take months.

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The homes are being built green according to LEED standards, with extra insulation, double-paned windows and high-efficiency irrigation.   Best of all, PG&E has generously agreed to install solar on all of the new homes Habitat for Humanity builds, meaning ultra-low electricity bills for the low-income families who move in. What better way to celebrate Earth Day!

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.