Interface is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet and is committed to the audacious goal of having zero environmental footprint. Interface leads in developing carpet using materials and processes that take less from the environment.
Applegate is the largest privately owned cellulose insulation manufacturer in the world and supplies a variety of high performance insulation products throughout the world. Their product, Cotton Armor, demonstrates a 54 percent smaller carbon footprint than similar insulation made from 100 percent fiberglass.
Armstrong Commercial Ceilings
Armstrong is a global leader in the design and manufacture of acoustical ceilings, walls and suspensions systems. Committed to reducing the environmental impact of their products, Armstrong has developed EPDs for nine of their ceiling panel families.
Central Concrete, a U.S. Concrete Company, has been serving the San Francisco Bay area for more than 60 years. The company is recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete compared to traditional concrete — delivering high early-strength, low shrinkage and superior permeability — with a significantly lower carbon footprint than standard ready-mix concretes.
CalStar Products, Inc. develops and manufactures sustainable building products that allow green architects and specifiers to dramatically reduce the energy and CO2 footprint of their projects and incorporate significant recycled materials, without compromising building performance or budgets. CalStar bricks and pavers incorporate 37% recycled content and, unlike clay, do not require firing. This innovative process cuts manufacturing energy by 81% and emits 84% less CO2 versus clay masonry.
Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America
Kingspan Insulated Panels North America is part of KingspanGroup plc, the world’s largest manufacturer of insulated metal panels, and as such is committed to reducing the impact of its business operations, products and services on the environment. Kingspan is committed to supplying energy efficient products for net-zero buildings, transparent environmental reporting, and achieving NetZero energy consumption in its facilities by 2020.
Excel Dryer is the manufacturer of XLERATOR®, the original, patented high-speed energy efficient hand dryer. XLERATOR® completely dries hands three times faster (in 10-15 seconds) and uses 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR® represents a 95% cost savings when compared to paper towels, eliminates their maintenance and waste, while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. XLERATOR® is the only dryer that is Made in USA Certified®, the first to be GreenSpec® listed and qualifies for several LEED® Credits. A peer reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR® confirmed it reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to both traditional hand dryers and even 100% recycled paper towels. XLERATOR® is now available with a full line of accessories featuring the only certified HEPA filtration system with a washable pre-filter for reliable performance and a longer life span, antimicrobial wall guards and the XChanger® paper towel dispenser retrofit kit. XLERATOR® helps commercial facilities save time, money and the environment.
United States Gypsum Company
USG is North America’s leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator. From the product formulations we choose, to the processes we employ, USG is committed to products that are designed, manufactured, distributed and used in a sustainable way and minimize overall environmental impact. Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.
CERATECH, Inc. is a clean, green cement technology company that has successfully developed and commercialized the world’s first environmentally friendly green concrete system.
CeraTech’s core technology converts industrial waste by-products produced by coal-fired power generation plants into hydraulic cements that provide greater durability and construction benefits when compared to portland cement. When utilizing CERATECH™ Green Cements the complete manufacturing cycle of existing cements is displaced, and tremendous environmental benefits are realized through reduced CO2 output, energy savings, preservation of virgin resources, reduced landfill requirements, profound water savings—all while providing a more durable, long life concrete.
Based in Canada and launched at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, GlasCurtain offers a strong and durable Fiberglass Composite Curtain Wall Framing System that reduces energy costs by 5-10% and GHGs by 60%, meeting the full Architecture 2030 Challenge 17 years early. Exclusively designed for triple-glazed applications, GlasCurtain is dedicated to improving envelope performance, particularly on projects striving for LEED and LBC certifications.
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America
As a market leader, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain’s proven approach has been to act as specialists in fire rated glass by providing dedicated and guaranteed customer service, technical support, expertise and product application support throughout the United States and Canada. Parent company, Saint-Gobain, ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for environmental responsibility, is the world’s largest building products manufacturer.
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years.
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Universal Fibers, Inc
As pioneers in eco-fiber innovation, Universal Fibers’ commitment to sustainability is unwavering and steadfast. Based in Bristol, Virginia USA with additional facilities in Tennessee, Europe, Thailand and China, Universal Fibers, Inc. is a global leader in the production of high quality, solution-dyed synthetic filament-based fibers for the flooring, transportation, medical and industrial fibers industries. Universal Fibers is an ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified company.