North Central / Regional Reports

ACCA Southeast Michigan Wins Giving Award

May 15, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that its Southeast Michigan Chapter has been honored with the association's Spirit of Giving Award.

"ACCA Southeast Michigan has a tradition of serving the community," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. "All of our chapters do, and it's difficult to single one of them out, but this year we felt that this chapter's efforts were outstanding."

The award was presented at the 2006 ACCA Annual Conference and Indoor Air Expo in San Jose, Calif.

The chapter was recognized for two projects in particular: the Al Keats Seniors Day/Project Heat and participation in the 2005 Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build.

The Al Keats Seniors Day/Project Heat program was begun in 1986. Every first Saturday in December, ACCA Southeast Michigan contractor and associate members gather to service, clean, inspect, and repair 50 to 75 heating systems for needy seniors. The group usually finds a few furnaces in need of replacement and follows up the next weekend with donated equipment, supplies, and labor.

This year, the chapter received a desperate call from the Redford Seniors Coordinator on December 16. A family had exhausted all other avenues for help with a broken 50-year-old steam boiler and had been using electric space heaters. The chapter delivered and installed a half-price boiler in time for Christmas.

The chapter also helped Habitat for Humanity during the Blitz Build 2005 in Detroit. The organization built 30 homes in one week; the chapter took on heating systems for nine of them. The most challenging part of the project was that the volunteers had to perform 95 percent of the work on Father's Day. Twenty-four member volunteers put the systems in place. They returned the following Thursday to install thermostats and grilles/diffusers, then started and checked each system.

Publication date: 05/15/2006

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

More Podcasts


NEWS 09-29-14 cover

2014 September 29

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


DOE has denied AHRI’s petition for reconsideration of walk-in standards. Is it getting harder to reach consensus on efficiency standards?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con