DIRTT Awarded 2013 Excellence in Sustainability

(CALGARY, AB) DIRTT received the 2013 Excellence in Sustainability award from the Arizona Manufacturers Council. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the award is given to the company that demonstrates green design of buildings, equipment and technology.

DIRTT was chosen to receive this award for its commitment to sustainability as demonstrated through its high-performing and eco-friendly products, its minimal-waste manufacturing process, and use of environmentally friendly materials and equipment.

“Right from the start DIRTT chose to minimize its environmental footprint by using alternative energy choices, minimizing factory waste, and operating using distributed manufacturing,” says DIRTT COO Tracy Baker. “We are honored to be recognized not only for these efforts, but also for the design and function of our sustainable solutions. Congratulations to the entire Phoenix team for their hard work.”

DIRTT’s Phoenix factory opened in 2011 and has undertaken several initiatives to increase sustainability both environmentally and economically. DIRTT leases the 70,000 sq. ft. facility, putting millions of dollars back into the community. The facility has a 92 percent recycle rate and solar arrays in the parking lot generate up to 10 percent of the factory’s electricity. Other waste reducing programs include paperless marketing and specifying, and a food composting program.

The Excellence in Sustainability award is sponsored by the Arizona Manufacturers Council. Formed in 2007, the council works to ensure that Arizona provides a globally competitive environment for the manufacturing sector of the economy that promotes innovation and further investment in research and development.

DIRTT was presented with the award at the Manufacturer of the Year awards luncheon; featuring Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres Elias on Friday May 31st 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

(By: Kate Elliott www.dirtt.net)


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