Company Is First in the Wood-Alternative Decking Industry to Obtain Recognition
Winchester, Va., July 15, 2010 – Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, has received a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1011) from the International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES) under the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation (SAVE) Program™.
The VAR provides independent, third-party confirmation that Trex’s wood-alternative products are manufactured with a minimum of 95.4 percent recycled content. Trex is the first wood-alternative decking manufacturer to obtain an ICC-ES SAVE verification.
“Receiving verification on the recycled content of our products from an organization as respected and recognized as the ICC-ES creates additional credibility among both our professional partners and consumers,” said Kyle Lancaster, Director of Technical Services for Trex. “In a time when ‘green washing’ is a common term, this verification proves that Trex is the real deal in terms of our environmentally conscious products and practices.”
All of Trex’s wood-alternative products have been verified by ICC-ES SAVE – including the new Trex Transcend® high-performance decking, the Trex Accents®, Trex Brasilia® and Trex Contours® decking lines, Trex Designer Series Railing® and Trex Seclusions® and Surroundings® fencing lines. The indicator “VAR #1011” soon will appear on packaging for these collections.
In addition to verifying the amount of recycled content in Trex products, the ICC-ES SAVE VAR also identifies how these products comply with the most prominent green rating systems and building standards. Designers, architects, builders and contractors can use this information to determine how they may qualify for LEED credits by specifying Trex products.
“Trex was built on the use of sustainable materials and green manufacturing processes, and this commitment to being eco-friendly still shapes our corporate philosophy,” said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO for Trex. “As the first wood-alternative decking manufacturer to receive the ICC-ES SAVE verification, we are proud to be an industry leader in environmental stewardship – and we will continue to use the maximum amount of recycled materials in our products, while maintaining our high performance standards.”
For more information, visit www.trex.com – or to view Trex’s VAR-1011, visit http://saveprogram.icc-es.org/reports/pdf/VAR-1011.pdf.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, with nearly 20 years of product experience. Built on “green” principles and values, Trex outdoor living products offer significant design flexibility with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit the company’s website www.trex.com. Trex®, Trex Accents®, Trex Brasilia®, Trex Contours®, Trex Designer Series Railing®, Trex Seclusions®, Trex Surroundings®, Trex Transcend® and TrexTrim™ are trademarks of Trex Company, Inc., Winchester, Va.
About International Code Counsel® Evaluation Service
A nonprofit, public‐benefit corporation, ICC‐ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. The ICC‐ES Evaluation Reports and PMG Listing Program provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements in codes and standards. The ICC‐ES SAVE Program provides verification that products have been independently verified as having the sustainable attributes claimed by the manufacturer to develop and advance sustainable design and construction. ICC‐ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council. For more information about ICC‐ES, visit www.icc‐es.org.
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