YORK partners with Google to Install Donated Smart Home Equipment in the Homes of Injured Veterans

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  • Partnership supports injured American veterans and their families gifted mortgage-free homes from Building Homes for Heroes
  • Donated YORK and Google Nest products help improve the lives of injured veterans and their families

The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has partnered with Google Nest Pro to donate smart home products in mortgage-free homes gifted to veterans through the non-profit organization, Building Homes for Heroes.

Building Homes for Heroes builds or renovates homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to severely wounded or disabled U.S. veterans and their families working closely with various corporate sponsors. Since 2014, YORK has partnered with the organization and local YORK contractors and distributors to donate and install heating and cooling equipment based on the individual needs of each veteran.

Through the newly established partnership with Google, YORK contractors will donate their time to install various Google Nest products into the veterans’ homes to help create a safe, connected home they can live comfortably in despite their injuries. Google will be donating a variety of equipment to different Building Homes for Heroes veterans, including the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, Nest Hello Doorbell, Nest x Yale Locks, Nest Minis and Nest Hub Max.

“We’re incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to provide heating and cooling to nearly 120 injured men and women who have served our country over the past eight years through Building Homes for Heroes,” said Doug Schuster, vice president and general manager, Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “The new partnership with Google Nest Pro will give these injured veterans and their families even more customized amenities in their new connected homes.”

Johnson Controls is dedicated to supporting and hiring veterans across the U.S. and has been recognized as a leading veteran-friendly organization. The company has created the Veterans Business Resource Group to help connect Johnson Controls military families and support them during their transition from military to civilian life.

“Building Homes for Heroes is devoted to building better and brighter lives for our veterans who served and sacrificed so much for our great country,” said Andy Pujol, founder and CEO, Building Homes for Heroes. “This is something we could not accomplish without the support of like minded, patriotic companies like Johnson Controls for the last seven years, and our newest partner in Google Nest, to provide our heroes with a home that is beautified and customized for their needs. What a beautiful way to thank our heroic servicemen and women.”

To learn more about YORK’s partnership with Building Homes for Heroes, visit www.york.com/for-your-home/why-buy-york/building-homes-for-heroes and to learn more about Building Homes for Heroes, visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.

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