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RainTube Wins Six International Green Building Industry Awards, Ranked World’s Greenest Product

Jacksonville, OR, February 23, 2009: GLI Systems, Inc. of Jacksonville, Oregon, manufacturer of RainTube, has been awarded an unprecedented six 2008 Green Building Pages Benchmark Sustainability Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental and Social Sustainability. This is the third year in a row that RainTube has won the highest green product benchmark ranking. RainTube won in six of seven categories including:

  • The top award – The Sustainable Product Award – for the highest overall product sustainability rating worldwide.
  • Social Sustainability Award
  • The Global Climate Change Award
  • The End of Product Life Award. Also sharing in this award was Liberty Valley Rediscovered Wood Doors and Pacific Coast Lumber
  • The Sustainable Installation, Use and Maintenance Award. Also sharing in this award was Vitrastone, Trim Tech, Allmet Signature Roofing, EcoTimber and Thermaflex.
  • The Sustainable Production and Manufacturing Award.

The final award, for Innovative Achievement, was shared by Herman Miller and Interface Floors.

RainTube was recognized for exemplary performance according to the Green Building Pages’ rigorous Benchmarking Sustainability evaluation criteria. The Green Building Pages, founded and managed by architect Marilyn Farmer, is a leading building products certification organization that provides governments, consumers, architects and building contractors with internet-based guides and resources supporting sustainable building design and transparent information about green building products. Green building, a school of ecologically sound methods of residential and commercial construction, is becoming a major influence among consumers and the building industry worldwide. The Green Building Pages certification database, which meets American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) criteria, placed RainTube in the leading position among the sustainable building products of the nation’s largest and most respected manufacturers.

RainTube is an effective, low-cost gutter protection and rainwater control system made in the USA from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. It is certified to be green by Cradle to Cradle, helps remove long-life plastics from the landfill, protects buildings from water damage caused by clogged gutters, reduces fire risk from gutter debris (in compliance with new fire prevention building codes), reduces maintenance and promotes cleaner, more efficient rain water harvesting systems. RainTube also increases LEEDS points for builders and owners seeking “green” certification for their projects.

Steve Spratt, co-founder of GLI, said “We are a small Oregon-based company and very proud to be honored by Green Building Pages with these important awards. In our fast-growing industry, where there are suddenly a large number of products claiming “green” attributes, it is important for consumers to have truthful and transparent information, like that provided by Green Building Pages and Cradle to Cradle, on products and the claims made about them. The fact that we are a small company that makes the highest ranked “green” product, and the only sustainable product in our industry, is a source of immense satisfaction to everyone in our company. Meeting the high criteria of the benchmark Product Sustainability Award sets a standard we will continue to pursue in all our business operations. It is gratifying that RainTube has been recognized for making its contribution to the planet while helping homeowners preserve the value of their homes.”

For more information, contact:

Contact: Steve Spratt
GLI Systems Inc.
Phone 541-261-0790
sspratt at raintube.com

Related information:

Green Building Pages: http://www.greenbuildingpages.com/main.html Green Cradle to Cradle: http://www.c2ccertified.com/
Raintube Website

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