100% Post-consumer recycled glass can be added to Dawn Enterprises concrete products, along with reclaimed aggregates and fly ash, to achieve a mixture that is approximately 75% recycled content overall. In fact, under the "MR" credit category for LEED project certification, their waste receptacles satisfy both "Re-used Products" and "Recycled Content" criteria.
Forms+Surfaces are active participants in green building councils worldwide and current members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Emirates Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance. Lead by a sustainability team that stays up-to-date on evolving International building standards, their involvement will continue to grow as needs arise and new opportunities for staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship are identified. Recycling programs have been implemented in all of Forms+Surfaces facilities, maximizing landfill diversion. Additionally, over ninety percent of their site furniture product lines are now manufactured with FSC certified wood as the standard. This certification serves as a guarantee that the wood has been harvested in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Forms+Surfaces goal is to convert all site products to FSC certified wood as the standard by the end of 2009.
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.
Keystone Ridge Designs’ core product line is intended for outdoor use to beautify public spaces and enhance outdoor environments. With such a close connection to the outdoors, Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc.® remains aware of the issues that face the environment and strives to be conscious of how their designs and manufacturing processes can contribute to a greener community. Offering long-lasting, durable products that innately support LEED® building requirements by their very applications and employing everyday company procedures that support conservation, Keystone Ridge Designs continue to implement green initiatives and improve upon their efforts to preserve the environment.
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.
With their roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in their facility, Lanscape Forms Inc. meets their customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.
As a premier manufacturer of bike racks and bike parking systems, Madrax promotes “green” by encouraging biking as an integral part of society. Madrax bike racks are installed in schools, office complexes, parking garages, residences, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and anywhere else people bike as a destination. Likewise, Thomas Steele is inherently committed to "green" by encouraging pedestrian-friendly projects and environments. Many communities are finding that a streetscapes program is an excellent way to offer an outstanding quality of life for their residents.
The Maglin Site Furniture commitment to quality is about more than the products they make - it's about how they make them. You receive superior long-term performance and the environment gets a break. By using many high quality recycled materials, wood from managed forests, lead free e-coating and solvent-free powdercoating, Maglin produces distinctive public site furniture - many recyclable themselves - that meet and exceed sustainability goals. Metal is the world's most recycled material and is fully recyclable. Maglin's aluminum casting components contain 95% recycled content (57% post consumer, 38% post industrial). Steel components are electrocoated (E-coated) - the same process used by the automotive industry because of its proven durability and rust protection. Maglin's E-coating process uses lead-free paint and chrome-free sealers in a closed system - significantly reducing hazardous emissions.
Within the past three years, Niland Company has conducted numerous amounts of research and has developed LED panels they are proud to bring to the market. Combining advanced circuit board technology with potted ballasts Niland LEDs are rated for up to a 100,000 hours life expectancy with savings of 64%. LEDs provide instant on and crisp white light that proves for higher visual acuity far beyond that of High Pressure Sodium.
Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.
Tournesol Modular Green Roof Products: The developments in putting green roofs on buildings is helping to give legs to the whole green building movement. While the concept is at heart an environmental one, it is far more practical to the technology than casual observers realize. Green Roof Components by Tournesol Siteworks are simple to specify, practical for both the owner as well as the installing contractor, providing solutions that allow for flexibility and still keep costs low.
Through carefully integrated design and innovative use of material and technology, Victor Stanley, Inc.® have committed themselves to manufacturing durable, attractive, strong, comfortable and environmentally sustainable site furniture. From design to production, they continually strive to reduce the energy and resource demands of their manufacturing process. Victor Stanley utilize thousands of tons of recycled material each year to help conserve the planet's natural resources. Their commitment to energy efficiency has resulted in a huge long-term investment in technology and equipment, reducing the net impact on energy resources.
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.