From left to right: Steve Shelton, executive director of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh: John Folan, professor of architecture at Carnegie Mellon University; and Mike Gable, executive director of Construction Junction.
With $2.3 million in funding support from organizations that include the Heinz Endowments and the Colcom and RK Mellon foundations, Project RE launches as a 10,000 square foot production facility within Construction Junction in which architecture students within the UDBS work with the apprentice laborers from the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, which operates a few blocks away, to design and build new affordable housing and other prototype products out of reused materials collected by neighboring retail operation.
via Design build social venture Project RE launches with big goals in North Point Breeze – Pittsburgh Business Times.
Customer service professionals from Graham Wood Doors and Maiman Wood Doors can provide door owners with a location of a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The doors can be dropped off at the ReStore location, where their lifecycle will continue for a good cause. Proceeds from the resale of the doors will be used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world.
“At ASSA ABLOY our mission is to provide products and services that are environmentally sound throughout the entire production process and the product lifecycle,” said Aaron Smith, Director Sustainable Building Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. “Product end-of-life recycling programs are a key part of our efforts and we are especially proud of the wood door program donation and re-use aspects with longtime partner Habitat for Humanity.”
via ASSA ABLOY Group Brands Announce Product End-of-Life Recycling Program for Wood Doors – MarketWatch.
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.
via MaxLite and Habitat for Humanity Announce Partnership to Provide Energy-Efficient Lighting Nationwide.