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Earth Day 2007 Product Awards 
Celebrating Our Earth  &  Benchmarking Sustainability
April, 2007

Green 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

The 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
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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 for :
  • 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


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Seven 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
YarrowYarrow 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
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garnered 62.28 of 118 total credits to win the Earth Day Social Sustainability Award.  This award recognizes contributions to social sustainability by
  • 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
 
The Innovative Achievement Earth Day Award is presented to two companies who have created company programs that have significantly reduced environmental impacts of their operations.

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Interface

     FLOR
     Bentley Prince Street Cool Carpet



Interface 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.

PlanetIncGreenPaperPlanet, Inc.
     Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent
     Planet All Purpose Spray Cleaner
     Planet Auto Dishwashing Liquid
     Green Forest Recycled Paper

Planet, 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
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Interface, 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 Award
2007Awards.jpgEcoTimber Hand-Scraped Floors

The 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.



Product Highlights:
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.
Product Details:
View entire product evaluation over all GBP criteria categories along with credits achieved in each category and over all.
Product Profiles:
View transparent product evaluation including all questions and responses to product and company profiles.


2007
Earth Day Award

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Celebrating Good Design!