AHR Expo Donates $12,525 to NYC Non-Profit
The $12,525 donation is funded by entry fees from the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. One of the HVACR industry’s most prestigious award programs, the entry fees are donated every year to a non-profit in cities where the Expo is being held. This year, the money was donated to the Youth Action Youth Build (YAYB) organization in East Harlem, New York City. To date, more than $125,000 has been donated to organizations around the US.
The YAYB provides education, training and leadership opportunities to thousands of low-income young adults while engaging them in the creation of affordable housing. For more than 35 years, the organization has operated on the principle that youth could be a powerful force for good in the neighborhood and help break the cycle of poverty.
There are now 273 YouthBuild programs in 45 states, Washington, DC, and 16 more countries. Since 1994, over 100,000 YouthBuild students have built 20,000 units of affordable, increasingly green housing. The $12,525 donation will be used to help upgrade the HVAC systems of the homes YAYB is building or renovating.
“We are delighted that such a worthwhile organization will be able to use this money to improve the lives of deserving individuals, and for its commitment to green construction and smart energy reduction in affordable models,” says Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR Expo.
The 2014 AHR (Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating) Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. The show took place in January 2014 and hosted more than 1,900 exhibiting companies, including pump manufacturers Goulds, Grundfos, Grainger, Xylem and Crane.