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Green Builder Magazine

Green Builder's 2018 Eco-Leaders

This year’s Eco-Leaders face a growing list of environmental challenges

ASSA ABLOY 

EcoLeaders ASSA ABLOY
How safe is that building component? Just read the AADSS label. More

AZEK Building Products

EcoLeaders AZEK Building ProductsThe 2017 target: proactive global community involvement. Heavily recycled content means
lighter environmental impact. More

Cali Bamboo

EcoLeaders Cali BambooThis manufacturer maintains a high, educational profile.  More

 

CarbonCure

EcoLeaders CarbonCureWhat’s strong becomes stronger with this recycled, retrofit technology. More

Centrica Business Solutions

EcoLeaders Centrica Business SolutionsThis historic company’s green influence is everywhere. More

Crossville, Inc.

EcoLeaders CrossvilleInstead of being tossed into the landfill, discarded porcelain tile gets a second life in homes and offices. More

Hunter Industries, Inc.

EcoLeaders Hunter IndustriesWhen it comes to sustainability, Hunter is definitely in control. More

Ingersoll Rand

EcoLeaders Ingersoll RandSustainability has many facets—as this company’s portfolio shows. More

mafi

EcoLeaders mafiWhen it comes to natural wood flooring, this company sets a gold standard. More

Navien

EcoLeaders NavienFor this condensing tech leader,
water is a very hot topic. More

Panasonic Eco-Solutions

EcoLeaders PanasonicMasters of ventilation and airflow. More

Rheem

EcoLeaders RheemDevising innovative ways to improve water heating and HVAC efficiency. More

Toyota

EcoLeaders ToyotaThe auto giant has relentlessly improved hydrogen fuel cell technology. More

Uponor

EcoLeaders UponorFor this heating and cooling systems provider, it pays to be flexible. More

Whirlpool

EcoLeaders WhirlpoolThe home appliance giant has a ‘ReNEWW’ approach to energy savings. More

Honorable Mention

Here are a few other firms that are expanding their commitment to sustainability. More

Game Changers

It requires passion, commitment and perseverance to shape the will of an organization, and it takes colossal effort to pivot the mission and priorities of a company. These Eco-Leaders have dedicated their careers to achieving greater levels of sustainability within their organizations and impacted meaningful change. More

     

 

GBM 2017 Eco-Leaders

 

What’s the No. 1 way to promote sustainability? For this year’s Eco-Leaders, the answer is to focus on the task at hand, and do a better job--in terms of product design, transportation and manufacturing. For consumers, the benefits are many: Lower water bills. More-efficient heating. A lighter electric load. Cleaner indoor air. Less landfill trash. All come with a big “thank you” to the folks who set them on a greener path.

Some of the environmental trendsetters are veterans to our annual list, offering new examples of how they’re leading the charge against climate change and other eco-hazards. Others are newbies making the roster with their innovative green efforts.

There are the two surfers who turned a part-time job into a world-renowned bamboo furniture company. The porcelain tile manufacturer with a knack for reusing its product. A chemical-free wood flooring maker. And more.

This year’s list also features a number of companies that are making continued progress in their efforts to take charge of how they handle the environment, or that are fringe businesses that you may or may not realize have ties to green building.

And then there are the change makers, corporate trailblazers who have personal reasons for leading the ever-growing green vanguard.

All these stories make for quite a full house. In an industry that relies upon how sustainably homes are built, that’s a very good thing.