Richmond, California (EastBayDaily) — EcoTimber, the only supplier in the flooring industry with wood lines that are 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, has received three 2009 Top Ten Green Building Product Earth Day Awards from Green Building Pages, a Web resource guide for sustainable building materials.
Honored for the third straight year, EcoTimber was recognized for its hand-scraped engineered hardwood flooring, Exotics and its Classics green flooring line, all FSC-certified and made with non-formaldehyde adhesives in residential and commercial grade finishes. Winning products achieved exemplary performance against comprehensive Green Building Pages Benchmarking Sustainability evaluation, a criterion in alignment with the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM-E2129) and the Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMART) building product consensus standard recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“EcoTimber is proud to have our products once again recognized by Green Building Pages as being among the greenest building products available,” said Dan Harrington, EcoTimber director of product development. “Green Building Pages is one of the few organizations that research every detail of a product’s environmental impacts, from raw materials to transportation to longevity in service, so their green stamp of approval is truly meaningful. To have our wood floors win three out of the top 10 awards across all product categories is a great honor, and a testament to the hard work of the EcoTimber team.”
Green Building Pages provides a product database with transparent information concerning manufacturers and their processes; links and resources to over 400 sustainable design related web-links and paper-published resources, including conferences & expos, government agencies, LEED-mandating agencies, professional trade organizations news briefs with current green news from across the web; and links to over 130 case studies including AIA Top Ten Green Projects.
EcoTimber, the leader in sustainable flooring since 1992, offers an innovative and diverse product line reflecting its commitment to sustainable forestry and forest conservation worldwide: 100 percent FSC-certified hardwoods and bamboo in both engineered and solid construction with no added formaldehyde. Headquartered in Richmond, California, the company is owned by NewWest Capital Partners and Greenmont Capital Partners. Information about EcoTimber’s mission, products, and authorized dealers can be found on the EcoTimber website.