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2007 Benchmarking Sustainability Awards 
Celebrating Sustainable Product Achievements

November, 2007


Green Building Pages is pleased to announce the following 2007 Benchmarking Sustainability Awards recognizing product manufacturers for achievements in minimizing their global environmental impacts in order to create a sustainable building industry and world.

The following companies and products are recognized for exemplary performance according to the Green Building Pages Benchmarking Sustainability evaluation criteria. These product and company evaluation criteria are in alignment with the ASTM-E2129 Standard Practice for Data Collection for Sustainable Building Products and the Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMART) building product consensus standard recognized by the USGBC


See
GBP Benchmarking Sustainability and GBP Evaluation Criteria for more detailed information regarding evaluation criteria for these awards.

 
2007 Production & Manufacturing Award


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Trim Technologies Trim Tech and EcoTimber Hand-Scraped Flooring earned the highest credits in the Production & Manufacturing Award category for the following achievements:

  • 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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Six products share the Installation, Use & Maintenance Award all achieving total possible credits in this product life cycle 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

The End of Product Life Award is based on easy disassembly for alternate disposal, product reclamation programs, and products that are reusable, recyclable and non-toxic/ biodegradable at the End of Product Life. Recipients of this award are:

Liberty Valley Rediscovered Wood Doors

GLI Systems, RainTube

Airius Thermal Equalizer


 
2007 Social Sustainability Award

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Timbon Premium Interior Moulding and Herman Miller-Celle, Mirra and My Studio share Social Sustainability Award for corporate responsibility and social sustainability measures including:

 
  • 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, and
  • Monitoring company sustainability performance by compiling an annual
  • Sustainability Report available to the public.

 

 
2007 Innovative Achievement Award

 

The Innovative Achievement Award is presented to two companies who have created company programs that have significantly reduced environmental impacts of their operations.

Herman Miller
     Celle
     Mirra
    My Studio

  
Herman Miller received the top rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's annual Corporate Equality Index (2007);Sustainable Business 20 List;moved up to No. 14 on CRO magazine's annual listing of "100 Best Corporate Citizens."

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.

 
2007 Global Climate Product Award



The 2007 Global Climate Product Award recipients, Interface FLOR, and GLI Systems RainTube, are leaders in the building industry in addressing climate change by :

  • Energy use reduction,
  • Renewable on-site energy,
  • Reduction of greenhouse and ozone depleting gas emissions
  • Off-setting CO2 emissions

 

 
2007 Sustainable Product Award



The 2007 Sustainable Product Award recipient is
GLI Systems, RainTube receiving the highest credits- 554 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 .


RainTube Listing highlights the main achievement categories of RainTube with percentage performance in eachcriteria category shown with gray % bar indicators. Click on <More Information> at bottom of this page for more information.

Product Summary Page provide product information in all criteria categories. Click on <More Information> at the bottom of this page forcomplete detailed product information in each sub-criteria category.
Product Details Page shows the entire product evaluation over all GBP criteria categories along with credits achieved in each category and over all credit totals. Click on <More Information> at the bottom of this page for full transparent information about RainTube and GLI Systems below.
Product Profiles shows complete transparent product and company profile information evaluation including questions and responses.


 

2007
Benchmarking Sustainability Award

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