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MaxLite and Habitat for Humanity Announce Partnership to Provide Energy-Efficient Lighting Nationwide
2/6/2014
MaxLite® is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide energy-efficient lighting for Habitat ReStore resale outlet customers nationwide. As part of the partnership, Habitat restores have begun selling discounted ENERGY STAR®-qualified compact fluorescent (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED) lamps and fixtures. MaxLite is also donating $180,000 in ENERGY STAR-qualified products for 300 homes that will be built during Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz in June. MaxLite has also partnered with utility programs across the country to provide additional discounts on lighting products to Habitat ReStores.

“MaxLite is excited to join forces with Habitat for Humanity and help improve the lives and communities of families in need of affordable housing,” explained Joe Pater, utility solutions program manager for MaxLite. “We are proud to support this great effort while encouraging consumers to embrace energy-efficient, quality lighting that reduces energy costs and maintenance.”

As part of this program, MaxLite’s utility solutions team will continue to work with utilities and their energy saving rebate programs to provide lamps and lighting fixtures for sale through Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell goods to the general public at a fraction of the retail price to help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of homes within their communities. MaxLite products are currently sold at 80 Habitat ReStores nationwide.

Visit www.maxlite.com/trade-organizations to learn more about Habitat for Humanity and other trade organizations affiliated with MaxLite.


About ENERGY STAR®
Established in 1992, ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Under the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American consumers, businesses, and organizations have made investments in energy efficiency that are transforming the market for efficient products and practices, creating jobs, and stimulating the economy. The ENERGY STAR program has boosted the adoption of energy efficient products, practices, and services through valuable partnerships, objective measurement tools, and consumer education.

About MaxLite
MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products for the last 20-plus years, and was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. An ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor lighting lamps and luminaires. Through MaxLite’s innovative research and development capabilities in its California office and product assembly center in New Jersey, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies. For more information, call 800-555-5629, email info@maxlite.com, follow us on Twitter, or go to www.maxlite.com.

About Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz
During 2014, professional builders will partner with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help construct up to 300 new houses, and rehab or make substantial repairs to existing homes. New partnership opportunities are available for builders whose specialties are outside of new residential construction. For more information on how to get involved, contact the organization at 1-800-HABITAT or homebuildersblitz@habitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, go to www.habitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity ReStores
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world. By shopping, donating and volunteering at your neighborhood Habitat ReStore you become part of a worldwide movement dedicated to ensuring everyone has a decent place to live. To learn more about Habitat ReStores or find a store location in your area to shop, donate, or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org/restore.


Contact:
KVenturella@maxlite.com


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