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During the recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo in Washington, D.C., EnduraMax joined forces with the AEC Cares projectDC initiative to rehabilitate an abandoned structure into a new Sasha Bruce Youthwork service-enriched transitional housing unit for homeless youth by donating both volunteers and the EnduraMax Glen-Gery Brick wall system.
"It's exciting for EnduraMax to be a part of such an inspiring project where we can help create an environment in which young residents of this community can find the tools they need to be successful," said Michael Rohrer, product manager for EnduraMax.
The EnduraMax wall system not only offered improved insulation and aesthetics, but provided unique installation benefits due to the "paint-by-numbers" installation system that allowed volunteers to work quickly and independently. The project also served as a hands-on training site for the young people enrolled in the Sasha Bruce Youthwork YouthBuild Program, which offers opportunities to learn carpentry and construction.
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The Green Schoolhouse Series is a unique public/private collaboration that brings together corporations, foundations, school districts, municipalities, communities, media outlets, and volunteers to build modern, environmentallysustainable schoolhouses on existing Title I, low-income, K-12 public school campuses. Funded entirely through corporate partnerships, in-kind donations, and charitable contributions, every Green Schoolhouse is designed to replace four to 10 aging portables with a permanent, multipurpose facility, ranging in size from 6,000 to 15,000 square feet.
Members of the EnduraMax and Oldcastle Architectural team recently pooled together for a volunteer painting day at the inaugural Green Schoolhouse currently in construction at Roadrunner Elementary in Phoenix, AZ. Another group of volunteers is set to return to the campus for a 2-day volunteer event in early June. In addition to the volunteer effort, Oldcastle Architectural is donating the EnduraMax Wall System to the construction.Back Download PDF