Triton Stormwater Solutions achieves carbon neutral certification
Triton Stormwater Solutions has been approved as a carbon neutral product through third party certification. The cradle-to-consumer life cycle study showed that the total co2 reduction at facilities using the system is 15-30% reduction in Energy/Greenhouse gas year after year. The carbon neutral certification gives Triton products an additional two LEED points, bringing the potential points for using a Triton product up to 18 points...
• Eco-friendly company provides up to 18 LEED points due to reduced energy costs and co2 emissions
BRIGHTON, MI, July 31, 2008 -- Triton Stormwater Solutions, a manufacturer of eco-friendly and highly efficient stormwater chambers, has been approved as a carbon neutral product through third party certification.
"At Triton we want to be environmental leaders and take stormwater production to a whole new level," explains Joe Miskovich, president, Triton Stormwater Solutions. "Reusing stormwater itself is a strong environmental effort, but what good is it if you are producing it in a factory that is emitting more greenhouse gases? You're just trading one environmental concern for another. "
The cradle-to-consumer life cycle study showed that the total co2 reduction at facilities using the system is 15-30% reduction in Energy/Greenhouse gas year after year. The carbon neutral certification gives Triton products an additional two LEED points, the U.S. Green Building Council's nationally-accepted benchmark for green building, bringing the potential points for using a Triton product up to 18 points.
"This certification will help companies like Wal-Mart and Lowe's, which have accepted Triton as an approved product for contractors and engineers, to become even more environmentally friendly," explains Miskovich.
In addition to being a good corporate citizen, there are business advantages for property owners as well. States such as California are mandating the need for companies to reduce co2 emissions and energy needs by using carbon neutral products such as Triton and to not exceed their carbon credit allotment. In addition, Triton is now registered as a federally approved green carbon neutral product and approved for use in all government owned or leased buildings and properties.
To obtain certification, Triton underwent a complete life cycle analysis in which the certification team went through every facet of the manufacturing process from the farming of the soy bean used to harvest the soy oil to the manufacturing of the raw material into the product all the way to the energy used to ship and install it to how the end user will use the finished product itself.
"This product was one of the best products I've seen," says Mike Dolkowski, president of Carbon Credit Environmental Services, which tested the product. "The Triton material itself is made out of bio-plastics not petroleum. It takes less time to install so it uses less of the diesel construction equipment that emits greenhouse gas. It can be carried by two people rather than a machine. Once installed, the system itself is used to collect water and reuse it to water plants or flush toilets, saving energy by not sending water to a wastewater treatment plant. This product actually improves its carbon footprint."
Carbon Credit Environmental Services is part of a growing trend towards companies monitoring their carbon footprint and offsetting co2 emissions to utilize monies for environmentally-friendly projects. Last year, the company helped the Detroit Lions football team hold a carbon neutral game by calculating the emissions from all activities that went into making the stadium active for the game, ranging from the team traveling to the site to the electricity used to power the concession stands. The team offset that emission by doing an offstudy to plant trees in Ecuador to reforest the rainforest.
Established in 2007 and headquartered in Brighton, Mich., Triton Stormwater Solutions manufactures the next generation of stormwater chamber management systems.