Developing sustainable products and practices

June 1st, 2008

From magazine articles to seminars to trade show floors, the topic of sustainability has worked its way into business consciousness. And most manufacturers and distributors are starting to realize that implementing a few green elements here and there is not enough. Is it possible for a business to be a responsible steward of both the...

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Green roof manufacturers incorporate sustainable products

May 1st, 2008

To reduce the heat-island effect (albedo) in urban areas, one method found especially effective in Europe is a hybrid green roof system that incorporates walkways over a carpark. This project, located in Weisbaden, germany, uses a system supplied by Zinco. Photo: Zinco. If it looks green, smells green and feels green, it must be green....

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Meeting demand: A manufacturer’s perspective

January 1st, 1970

By Holly O’Dell It wasn’t a tough sell for Aurora Specialty Textiles Group of Aurora, Ill., to board the green train within the last three to five years. “People are more aware now about environmental issues than they were a few years ago,” says Jeff Leagon, Aurora’s vice president, business development. “It was a combination...

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