Author Archives: YouthBuild Philly

Designing a Green Home

Yesterday YouthBuild Philly’s Advanced Construction and Green Build squads met with project partners at a design charrette for this year’s LEED-targeted renovations on Wingohocking St. in Nicetown. The Advanced Construction and Green Build students will be the primary groups working … Continue reading

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Akron YouthBuild Completes Green Renovation

Akron YouthBuild, in partnership with Saint-Gobain, has completed a green renovation of the first home in Akron expected to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification. In 16 months, with the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation, … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground on Wingohocking St.!

Yesterday we celebrated the launch of our partnership’s second renovation in Philadelphia with a groundbreaking ceremony, block party, and volunteer event! The next Building Our Future Together project in Philadelphia is on Wingohocking Street in the Nicetown section of North … Continue reading

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Breaking ground on our next Philly home!

The forecast for Philly tomorrow is 62 degrees and sunny – perfect weather for a groundbreaking ceremony! Tomorrow, students and staff from YouthBuild Philly will join representatives from YouthBuild USA, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Certainteed, and Nicetown CDC on Wingohocking Street in … Continue reading

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YouthBuild Philly Visits Saint-Gobain’s Offices

Last week, students in the Green Building track of YouthBuild Philly’s Building Trades program visited Saint-Gobain’s North America HQ, which are just outside of Philadelphia in Valley Forge, PA.  The “Green Team” suited up in professional wear for the occasion. … Continue reading

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YouthBuild @ Greenbuild 2012 San Francisco

YouthBuild is headed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 13-16 in San Francisco, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building! YouthBuild will have a significant presence at Greenbuild 2012, including – 40 YouthBuild … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Greene Street Project

My name is Ciera Russum and I’m a member of the Advanced Construction team at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. We worked with the Green Building team to complete a full-gut rehab project on Greene Street. In the past year, this … Continue reading

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