January 15, 2009
New Orleans-based HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) announced their donation of 150 ENERGY STAR Omnistat2 Thermostats to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, which was launched in December of 2007 to build 150 affordable, sustainable homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward for residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
“HAI just completed its most successful sales year ever in 2008. We are happy to be in a position to help promote energy efficiency while being able to lend support for those needing help in our own backyard,” says Jay McLellan, HAI President. “The Omnistat2 programmable thermostats help to reduce bills and allow homeowners to view weekly usage levels of their A/C and heating units. The simple programming feature lets homeowners pre-set temperatures for different times and days of the week, based upon their needs. We see the ENERGY STAR Omnistat2 thermostat as a perfect fit for eco-friendly homeowners.”
“On behalf of the Make It Right Foundation, we are thrilled to be part of HAI’s endeavors,” says Tom Darden, Executive Director of the Make It Right Foundation. “We rely on the support of organizations like HAI and cannot thank them enough for helping us to rebuild our great city. We are proud to be working with companies all over the world, but it’s especially beneficial when a quality local company like HAI is able to participate.”
About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.
About Make It Right: Make It Right is committed to building 150 sustainable, affordable homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, incorporating high-quality design and construction while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture. The Lower 9th Ward was one of the most devastated areas of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. Make It Right, launched by Brad Pitt in December of 2007, is a catalyst for recovery and redevelopment throughout the Lower 9th Ward and across the city of New Orleans. For more information about the Make It Right Foundation, please visit www.MakeItRightNola.org