NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2014) - SCS Global Services, a leading independent certification body for the green building sector, is pleased to pay tribute to three companies -- PROSOCO, Marvin Windows, and KI -- whose SCS-certified or evaluated products are among the top 10 companies honored for innovative products for 2015 by BuildingGreen. In the 13th consecutive year of the award, BuildingGreen, publisher of Environmental Building News, highlighted "transformative products [that] eliminate toxic chemicals and fossil fuels, and improve building and site performance."
Two SCS-certified products recognized on BuildingGreen's Top 10 list are as follows:
Marvin Windows and Doors - Casement and Direct Glaze windows certified to the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) standard, confirming that they cuts energy consumption and provides improved indoor air quality and resilience. Marvin windows and doors are certified by SCS under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody standard.
PROSOCO - The Fluid-Applied Cat 5 Air Barrier System is a high-performance alternative to sheet goods, based on a high-performance "hybrid" polymer chemistry that uses no solvents or isocyanates, and further adapted to remove phthalate plasticizers. This system, along with concrete coating and building construction coating and sealant products, have been certified under the SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold standard, the industry's toughest indoor air quality certification.
Another company on the Top 10 list, KI, was recognized for chairs manufactured with AirCarbon Plastic, made from a petroleum-free polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) plastic derived from agriculturally sourced methane instead of petroleum, thereby sequestering this potent greenhouse gas. AirCarbon Plastic is a product of Newlight Technologies. KI plans to introduce the Air Carbon chair in its Strive and Grazie chair lines, both of which are certified by SCS under its Indoor Advantage™ Gold program as meeting exceptional Indoor Air Quality standards. In addition, SCS is preparing a comprehensive Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for KI's Air Carbon chairs based on life cycle assessment (LCA).
"We'd like to congratulate KI, PROSOCO, and Marvin Windows for being included in BuildingGreen's prestigious Top 10 product list," said Robert J. Hrubes, SCS Executive Vice President.
Stanley Mathuram, SCS Manager Director of Environmental Certification Services, added, "It is innovative companies like these that make the green building industry such a dynamic force in the marketplace and in the quest for a sustainable path forward."
About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry's most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin's tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today. www.marvin.com
PROSOCO is a national manufacturer of products that clean, protect and maintain concrete, brick and stone. PROSOCO's products and services are designed to improve the appearance and performance of architectural masonry. This high level of specialization makes PROSOCO unique within the construction industry. www.prosoco.com
KI manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for education (college and university and K-12), healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. www.ki.com
About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. www.scsglobalservices.com
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