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GBP Earth Day Product Awards! 2007 Benchmarking Sustainability Product Awards Program
March 2007

Green Building Pages will recognize the top green building products with 2007 Earth Day Product Awards in conjunction with national Earth Day 2007 celebrations on April 22nd.

As a professional and consumer, you have multiple opportunities to make a difference, offering positive solutions to environmental and global warming issues, one choice at a time simply by specifying products that are healthy for people and planet, products that minimize environmental impacts, and products manufacturered by environmentally and socially responsible companies.

Green Building Pages, an on-line, sustainable design and decision-making tool is the only publicly available resource providing consumers and building industry professionals with clear, concise, comprehensive, current, and transparent product information, in keeping with ASTM E2129-05 industry standards, enabling users to select building materials that preserve health, the environment, and whose production and manufacture processes promote social equity and economic sustainability.

Join Green Building Pages in requesting and encouraging manufacturers to provide complete transparent product information. You may download the GBP Profile Forms to guide your decision-making and product selection if product information is not available or incomplete.

Encourage manufacturers to provide complete information on Green Building Pages to save time and money by being able to quickly find the answers to material components, environmental impacts, social sustainability and health issues all in one place and in a consistent format.

Complete, transparent information in one location with easy public access will greatly benefit professionals, consumers, product manufacturers and marketing staff reducing time spent asking and answering questions, leaving more time for design and assistance with specialized needs, details and product use information.

Green Building Pages' format facilitates product comparisons by utilizing a consistent benchmarking system which includes information on the complete product life-cycle, environmental impacts, health criteria and social indicators. Users can search for products by LEED categories, green attributes, product types, names and CSI categories. Local products can be located by searches on a zip code radius, and product listings are linked to the manufacturer's website and contact information, as well as linked to case study uses.

Coming soon, automated GBP Links & Resources options for registering or updating your company link information online. Visit the Green Building Pages Website

Celebrating Earth Day 2007: Benchmarking Sustainability
  • Earth Day 2007 Awards
  • Incentives To Do Good
  • Show Your Shade of Green!
  • Green California Summit, March 13 & 14
  • Cutting Edge Energy Solutions Webcast, April 10

  • Earth Day 2007 Awards
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    Green Building Pages 2007 Earth Day Green Product Awards reward and recognize product manufacturers for doing good! All product manufacturers who have registered and submitted their building products for review by March 30, 2007 will be eligible for award consideration in one of seven categories.

    Awards correspond to the seven color coded Green Building Pages 2007 Benchmarking Sustainability categories.

    Incentives To Do Good

    Green Building Pages 2007 Benchmarking Sustainability creates incentives to do good! GBP 2007 sets goals, benchmarks progress, and provides numerous incentives to manufacturers to produce building materials and products in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner while providing consumers and professionals with information to make informed decisions that will clearly and greatly affect the direction of global warming and climate change, ONE CHOICE AT A TIME!

    Environmental Responsibility to Reduce Environmental Impacts and Global Warming. Contributing 40-60% of the total U.S. energy use, the building industry is urgently rethinking their operation and business policies. Key leaders in the building industry including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), U.S. Conference of Mayors, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), have all signed on to the '2030 Challenge' calling for all new buildings and major renovations to reduce their fossil-fuel GHG-emitting energy consumption by 50% immediately, increasing this reduction to 60% in 2010, 70% in 2015, 80% in 2020, and 90% in 2025, and finally, that all new buildings will be carbon neutral by 2030.

    In conjunction with the 2030 Challenge and Earth Day 2007, Green Building Pages will reward product manufacturers for doing good and helping our planet with the following INCENTIVE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES:

    • Third Party Certifications
    • Chain of Custody Actions
    • Sustainability Reporting
    • LEED Facilities
    • Innovative Actions such as Carbon Off-Sets

    Show Your Shade of Green!
    GBP Shades of Green

    Products published on Green Building Pages receive a GBP 2007 Shade Of Green Logo to provide increased market visibility to the growing sustainable design industry. The benchmark totals for the GBP 2007 Shades Of Green designations are:

    • Green: 150-349 GBP Credits
    • Silver: 350-549 GBP Credits
    • Gold : 550-699 GBP Credits
    • Platinum: 700-800 GBP Credits

    Shades of Green, the Earth Day 2007 Product Awards, and the GBP 2007: Benchmarking Sustainability Awards recognize sustainable achievements, provide incentive opportunities for product manufacturers and marketing visibility to those offering positive solutions to the pressing global environmental issues of the building industry.

    Show your commitment to green. Use your purchasing power to change the world...one choice at a time! Request complete, transparent product information with which to make fully informed decisions that, one by one, will facilitate a green building market transformation.

    Green California Summit, March 13 & 14

    Green Building Pages partners, co-sponsors, exhibits and speaks at numerous green building industry events throughout the year including the upcoming Green California Summit, March 13th & 14th in Sacramento, California. Don't miss attending the first conference dedicated to state and local government efforts to green the most populous Golden State.

    Cutting Edge Energy Solutions Webcast, April 10

    Join us in a live webcast- The Cutting Edge, presenting Case Studies, Energy Saving Policies, Boulder Carbon Tax, and Innovative New Products.

    Stay on top of the latest innovations for renewable energy, green building and sustainability. This interactive presentation can be heard and viewed entirely online. Join us to interact with experts and learn about their top energy-saving successes, explore new innovations, ask questions and hear about new directions in the building industry.

    SBIC 2006 Best Sustainable Practice Award
    SBIC Award Washington, D.C. - SBIC recognized three winning projects for the 2006 Best Sustainable Practice Award on December 7, 2006 at the Ecobuild Federal Conference in Washington, D.C. Green Building Pages' web resource guide for sustainable building materials, received the award for Stimulating Demand through Increased Consumer Awareness.

    The award program is in its sixth year of recognizing those who are making exceptional contributions to sustainability in America's built environment. Green Building Initiative and ASHRAE were other recipients of this year's awards.

    Please visit the SBIC website for more information concerning the 2006 Awards.

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