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First Akron Home to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Saint-Gobain, in partnership with YouthBuild Akron, celebrated their ribbon-cutting event in honor of the first home in Akron to receive LEED Platinum certification, completed by YouthBuild students! Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed employees, YouthBuild students, and the proud new homeowner joined together to celebrate … 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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YouthBuild Akron – Garfield House Update

Update for 887 Garfield House We are putting the finishing touches on the house at 887 Garfield Street Akron, Ohio. Since we last blogged a lot has taken place. Ground floor windows have been installed. We have painted the interior … Continue reading

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Akron YouthBuild Update

Pam Pierce, Project LEED Rater “887 Garfield is steadily moving towards LEED Certification.  The trainees and instructors are creating a better built home than many builders, way above Ohio Building Code.”   Akron YouthBuild Update on 887 Grafield LEED Project.  … Continue reading

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Akron YouthBuild – Garfield House Update

Garfield House Update Hi, my name is Bob Mack. I am one of the Construction Trainers for Akron Summit Community Action Youthbuild, Akron, Ohio. Here is what we have completed so far on the house: Deconstructed house down to the … Continue reading

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Akron Summit YouthBuild Hits the Ground Running

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A team from the Saint-Gobain family of companies hosts green education session for YouthBuild Akron

Check out this video update on our partnership with YouthBuild YouthBuild Akron by clicking on the photo(right) or on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQiRldyyyZs .   Recently a team of experts from Saint-Gobain’s family of companies met with students at YouthBuild Akron to provide … Continue reading

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