As an active member of USGBC for nearly a decade, Excel Dryer is pleased to join forces with the Center for Green Schools and Green Apple. Together, we will advance the development of high-performing green schools creating better learning environments for our nation’s students. This will not only benefit our environment and economy, but will also help educate a new generation of Americans about the importance of sustainable buildings and environmental stewardship.
Together with the Center for Green Schools, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is empowering schools to become safer, healthier and ultimately more effective places to learn. As a global education leader, we’ve partnered with Green Apple with the goal of improving educational outcomes, in support of our mission to change lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. By providing training and resources to schools and teachers, driving the dialogue around sustainability education, and encouraging our customers to go green with us through our ‘Stop the Presses’ digital sampling campaign, we will help implement tangible, positive change in US classrooms and beyond.
Interface is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial carpet tile. For 39 years, the company has led the industry through innovation and now leads the industry in environmental sustainability. Interface is setting the pace for development of modular carpet using materials and processes that take less from the environment, and is well along the path to “Mission Zero®,” its promise to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020. Interface obtained the first ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the commercial floor covering industry in North America and is recognized globally for its commitment to build environmental considerations into its business decisions.
"The value of Interface’s partnership with Green Apple is immeasurable. Mission Zero, which keeps Interface focused on reducing our environmental impacts by 2020, aligns with the Green Apple mission of putting every child in a green school within this generation. Interface is proud to be a strategic partner with the Green Apple team, enriching "tomorrows child" by supporting the design, construction and operations of sustainable educational environments, including both what is taught and where it is learned."
- George Bandy, Vice President of Interface
As a global design leader, Shaw Contract Group is partnering with the Center for Green Schools with the goal of providing healthy, high-performing, and sustainable learning spaces around the world. We designed Cut & Compose, our newest education carpet collection, to support the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council in its mission to create green schools for everyone within this generation. 1.5% of all sales from this Cradle to Cradle certified collection will go to the Green Apple initiative. Our design team is dedicated to providing beautifully designed carpet that is constructed to endure. Beyond that, we create flooring that's safe and sustainable for people and the planet. It's our job as designers and our promise as a company.
United Technologies (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Our commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. Our aerospace businesses are Sikorsky aircraft and the new UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products. The company also operates a central research organization that pursues technologies for improving the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes.