Zeftron Award Recognizes Commitment to Sustainability

Nov. 16, 2009

DALTON, GA – Zeftron nylon, a premium nylon 6 commercial carpet yarn system, recently introduced Paul Westbrook as the winner of first Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award. Announced during Greenbuild 2009, the award recognizes facility, as well as architect and design professionals who employ and utilize unique sustainable practices in three key areas: at work, at home and in their community. 

Westbrook will receive a $2,000 grand prize donation in his name to an environmentally focused charity. He will be also be highlighted in news announcements and be featured prominently on the Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award Web site. In addition, Zeftron nylon will also compile and share the best tips detailing effective sustainable practices for the work, home and community from all award entrants.

“Being a fully renewable fiber, Zeftron nylon consistently seeks to place sustainability at the forefront of the commercial interiors marketplace,” says Tim Blount, Zeftron nylon business leader. “We found Paul’s zealous approach to incorporating sustainability in his work, in his home life and in his community to be exceptionally inspiring. We applaud Paul for working to achieve a more sustainable planet by employing innovative, environmentally responsible actions in every facet of his life.”

As director of sustainable development and a LEED AP certified professional at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Westbrook’s remarkable commitment to sustainability at work contributed to one of their facilities receiving LEED Gold certification, the first semiconductor facility to receive such designation internationally. He has also helped other facilities within the Texas Instrument international network to achieve LEED certification.

His sustainability achievements at home include successfully designing his own passive/active solar house, which was recognized by National Association of Home Builders for innovative design. In his community, Westbrook is committed to teaching and sharing information on sustainable solutions, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Dallas. 

Joshua Brugeman, sustainability director, of J.S. Vig Construction, in Ann Arbor, MI, was also recognized for his commitment to the environment with an Honorable Mention, and a $500 donation to an environmental charity of his choice.

The 2010 Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award will launch on Earth Day, April 22, 2010. For more information about Zeftron nylon and the Sustainable Practices Award, visit www.zeftronnylon.com.

About Zeftron® Nylon
Zeftron nylon is the brand name for a select offering of nylon 6 commercial carpet yarn systems that offers unsurpassed style, performance and recyclability all from a single source. These yarn systems have been supplied to carpet manufacturers specializing in carpet for the commercial interiors marketplace for more than 40 years. All carpet styles manufactured with Zeftron nylon are third-party performance certified and fully warranted for performance, colorfastness, stain release and static control. Backed by constant research and product innovation, all Zeftron nylon yarns are closed-loop recyclable, are MBDC Cradle to Cradle-certified and come standard with a minimum 25 percent recycled content. Committed to environmental stewardship, Zeftron nylon makes recycling easy with its 6ix Again Recycling Program—a simple to use, all-inclusive carpet recycling program. For more information, visit www.zeftronnylon.com .

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