Building Pages is pleased to announce the following 2007 Earth Day
Awards to recognize building products and manufacturers making
strides in creating a sustainable built environment and preserving the
natural environment for present and future generations.
awards are based on information provided according to ASTM E2129-05,
based on the entire product life cycle with the notable addition of the Social Sustainability Award to recognize corporate social responsibility, the Global Climate Product Award to recognize positive solutions to global climate change, and the Innovative Achievement Award to recognize innovative and new positive solutions for creating a sustainable world.
See GBP Benchmarking Sustainability and GBP Evaluation Criteria for more detailed information on the following Earth Day Award categories and evaluation criteria.
Congratulations to the following outstanding building products and 2007 Earth Day Award Winners!
2007 Production & Manufacturing Award
EcoTimber Hand-Scraped Flooring earned
the most points in the Production & Manufacturing category of the
Green Building Pages Earth Day Awards. With a total of 211.6 of
325 possible sustainability credits in this phase of the product life
cycle, the Earth friendly company was awarded the 2007 Earth Day Award
- Reducing the impacts of Inputs and Outputs
- Reducing the use of Water and Energy
- Reducing Green House and Ozone Depleting Gases
- Reducing Packaging, and
- Reducing the environmental impacts of Transportation in the Production & Manufacturing processes.
2007 Installation, Use & Maintenance Award
products vie for top consideration for the Installation, Use &
Maintenance Earth Day Award all achieving total possible credits in
this category. The criteria for this award includes Low Embodied
Energy, Non-Toxic Materials, No / Low-VOC's, Energy Efficiency during
Installation, Use & Maintenance, and finally, excellent
Durability and Performance.
2007 End of Product Life Award
Yarrow Sash & Door
accumulated 111 of 118 credits in the End of Product Life Earth Day
Award category. They achieved credits based on easy disassembly
for alternate disposal, for their product reclamation program, and for
being 95% reusable and/or recyclable and non-toxic/ biodegradable
at the End of Product Life.
2007 Social Sustainability Award
Timbon Premium Interior Moulding
62.28 of 118 total credits to win the Earth Day Social Sustainability
Award. This award recognizes contributions to social
- Protecting worker health and safety
- Providing Environmental Education to employees and public
- Providing Living Wages to all employees
- Establishing Gender Equity and Diversity policies and goals
- Monitoring company sustainability performance by compiling an annual Sustainability Report which is available to the public.
2007 Innovative Achievement Award
Innovative Achievement Earth Day Award is presented to two companies
who have created company programs that have significantly reduced
environmental impacts of their operations.
Bentley Prince Street Cool Carpet
participates in the U.S. EPA's SmartWay Transport, Business for Social
Responsibility's Green Freight Group and have a Transportation Working
Group.They have planted over 62,000 trees to off-set the CO2 emissions
from their product transportation.
Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent
Planet All Purpose Spray Cleaner
Planet Auto Dishwashing Liquid
Green Forest Recycled Paper
Inc.'s company-wide alternative transportation program has resulted in
40% employees regularly commuting by bicycle, transit, or car pooling,
significantly reducing commuting CO2 emissions.
2007 Global Climate Product Award
a leader in sustainable product development in the building industry,
is awarded the 2007 Earth Day Global Climate Award for positive
contributions in reducing global warming. They achieved 240.5 of
280 energy related credits in all Green Building Pages product life
cycle categories, achieving
- 47% Energy use reduction; and
- 100% Sustainable on-site energy.
2007 Sustainable Product AwardEcoTimber Hand-Scraped Floors
2007 Earth Day Sustainable Product Award goes to EcoTimber Hand-Scraped
Floors for attaining the highest total credits: 543 of 800
possible credits. The complete, transparent product information
illustrating top performance over the entire GBP criteria categories
can be viewed in progressively more detail by clicking More Information >>>at the bottom of each of the following product listing pages.
View EcoTimber Hand-Scraped Floors' high performance credit categories with % bar indicators.
Product Summary :
View all GBP product evaluation categories and % performance with bar indicators.
View entire product evaluation over all GBP criteria categories along with credits achieved in each category and over all.
View transparent product evaluation including all questions and responses to product and company profiles.