Annika Burton is the owner of a new 1,064-square-foot home in Mooresville, with help from Habitat for Humanity and donations from Ingersoll Rand. Burton received the keys to the new home for her and her two children on Oct. 24 in the Burke Crossings neighborhood.
The project is an Energy Star Home and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – or LEED – certified. The 21-home Burke Crossings neighborhood is Our Towns Habitat for Humanity’s first LEED-certified community.
Ingersoll Rand Charitable Foundation donated $85,000 for the project, according to a release. Ingersoll Rand has its North American headquarters in Davidson.
“Our new home symbolizes a new lease on life and will provide many, many years of warmth and support for our family,” Burton said in a release. “The outpouring of support from Ingersoll Rand throughout the process was inspiring and I feel blessed to know that such love and support went into the building of this home.”
About 100 Ingersoll Rand employees and family members volunteered for nearly 540 hours of work on the project, which began in May, according to the release. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The company also donated an energy efficient Trane heating, ventilating and air conditioning unit and Ingersoll Rand power tools to the project to make the home as sustainable and energy efficient as possible.
Ingersoll Rand has been in partnership with Habitat for Humanity for many years building several homes, five of which are in the Lake Norman area.
“Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to corporate citizenship has made a powerful impact on our community,” said Jeff Porter, executive director of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. “Their employees volunteered on the Habitat build site with enthusiasm and attention to detail.”