AMERGREEN prefabricated green roof and planter drains are designed with all the essential drainage elements needed for a successful roof garden. Manufactured with recycled materials, AMERGREEN products are environmentally friendly and can contribute toward LEED design credits. AWD offers value solutions for sustainability and water management designs. All AWD products contain a high recycled content, increase water efficiency, manage storm water runoff and help effectively manage site issues
As BCI Burke creates great playgrounds for children to play on today, they never lose sight of the importance of preserving the precious resources they and future generations will need in the future. To achieve ISO 14001 Certification, BCI Burke put an environmental system in place with specific policy commitments, which include complying with all environmental laws and regulations.ISO 14001 is the cornerstone of the groundbreaking series of standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it is the only framework that provides for third-party certification.
ForeverLawn synthetic turf products are safe, soft, and environmentally friendly. With their vertical drainage rainwater is filtered back into the water table naturally because ForeverLawn is permeable. With ForeverLawn you will use less water, eliminate pesticides and fertilizers, provide effective erosion control, and improve air quality by reducing emissions. ForeverLawn products are between 30-35% green by weight. ForeverLawn installed systems (with rubber infill) are between 60-65% green by weight. ForeverLawn products feature award winning BioCel™ Turf Backing Systems from UTT. BioCel™, a new, environmentally-sensitive high performance polyurethane backing for carpet and synthetic turf - developed by Universal Textile Technologies, was awarded the Grand Prize for Environmental Initiatives presented by Buildings Magazine at NeoCon in Chicago in June, 2004.
FieldTurf's synthetic turf systems for athletic fields are designed to meet stringent criteria required to potentially earn points under 1 out of 10 categories of LEED-NC. Based on this criteria, FieldTurf's products can assist architects and designers in obtaining up to 10 points toward LEED certification.
Henderson's modular playgrounds are composed primarily of galvanized steel tubing, HDPE plastics, and PVC-free coated-steel decks. They are guaranteed to last a minimum of 25 years. And at the end of their long life, steel and HDPE plastic are easily recycled. In fact, recycling your scrap steel generates money that you can put toward the purchase of your next playground. Henderson makes it a priority to use recycled, recyclable, and renewable resources wherever possible. Not to mention the reduced consumption that takes place in Henderson's lean manufacturing facilities. Henderson is always on the lookout for smarter materials and manufacturing methods to help reduce waste and lower the carbon footprint of their products.
METALCO sustainable energy and manufacturing process: The greatest attention is given to the ecology, specifically through: the use of wood from certified forests that are managed fairly and responsibly; 100% recyclable products in every component; energy demands completely covered by their own photovoltaic system installed on the roof of their building. Metalco avoids emitting around 5,000 tones of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, equivalent to the consumption of 300 homes.
Kichler® LED accent lighting, deck, patio and step lights allow for complete energy efficient installations without compromising the quality of the light output or color temperature. Kichler’s LED's use 75% less energy resulting in lower operating costs and a reduction of light pollution in the environment. Kichler LED Landscape Lighting also provides dramatically reduced operating costs, ultimate precision in lighting design and reduced costs in transformers required for the installation. The new LED will make the neighbors green with envy and the planet green with pride, reshaping the way you think about Accent Lighting.
The soil in green roof systems acts like a sponge and absorbs excess rain water. Research has shown that extensive green roof systems can reduce runoff by up to 90+% annually (varies with climate, soil and pitch of roof). Green roofs reduce the impact of each new building on the municipal storm drainage system and surrounding watershed. They reduce flooding, erosion and artificial heating of water which helps preserve fisheries and other aquatic life. Green roofs reduce the need for on-site storm water management systems and according to Seattle based Magnusson Klemencic Associates, under certain conditions, can offset the cost of a green roof by 30 to 60%. When combined with an effective rain garden (bioswale), green roofs can make it possible to have zero discharge of rainwater from the site, therefore saving money by not having to connect to the storm sewer system. The LiveRoof® System can help you achieve LEED certification in several categories.
As an advocate of sustainable design, NDS offers a number of products that may significantly contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits earned. As described in the LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, the following products can earn a project LEED credits: EZ Roll Grass Paver, EZ Roll Gravel Paver, Tufftrack, Grass Paver, Flo-Well, EZflow, Drip Irrigation.
Rain Bird’s products exemplify the state-of-the-art in water conserving irrigation technology. From features like pressure regulating stems on spray heads and the industry’s most efficient nozzles to cutting edge technology like the new ET Manager, Rain Bird’s products save water. Every new product or service developed at Rain Bird is assessed for its contribution to The Intelligent Use of Water before it is justified for development or acquisition. Rain Bird has one of the largest indoor irrigation testing facilities in the world. The full-time technical staff continually test new and current products for quality and accuracy of operating specifications. Every Rain Bird product undergoes constant testing to ensure it meets operating specifications and quality standards.
Sustainability is an ongoing pursuit at Solus Decor. It begins with their concrete, a mixture of abundant materials with recycled ingredients such as fly ash and silica fume. In their production practices, they strive for a small footprint, recycling and reusing where possible, using certified lumber and recycled form materials, and drawing the bulk of their energy from human power. Solus Decor believes sustainability and longevity go hand-in-hand. This guides their mission to create enduring designs that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment and function.
Stoneyard.com's New England Fieldstone was created by Mother Nature, making it one of the greenest building products available. In addition, all of the stone comes from within a 75-mile radius of their Littleton, MA location, reducing the amount of shipping and thereby leaving a small carbon footprint. Gathering the stone does not damage the beautiful New England countryside; they only use stone that would have otherwise been plowed over by farmers expanding their plots. Choosing Stoneyard.com's New England Fieldstone means you are purchasing an eco-friendly product that showcases the beauty of nature right at your own home.
As one of the leading online distributors of teak furniture in North America, Westminster Teak recognizes the influence it plays on the industry and the impact it has on the environment specifically in regard to forest conservation and management. Westminster Teak has made their company’s policy to source their teak wood from well managed, credibly certified forests. Their factory was the first to join Nusa Hijau, the Indonesian Chapter of the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN), an initiative of WWF®(World Wildlife Fund) to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests. They purchase wood only from Perum Perhutani, the government-managed plantation that promotes biodiversity and the livelihoods of the people that depend on them. And, because it is the only source in their supply chain for wood base material, they have 100% transparency; they know exactly where all their lumber comes from for every component of their furniture; from the forest-floor to retail floor.
Wishbone began in 1995 with one primary objective ~ to design and build maintenance free, municipal grade outdoor furniture using recycled plastic lumber and recycled metals. Wishbone's commitment to the environment through the use of 100% recycled materials helps create a greener and healthier community for everyone.