FRANKLIN PARK, ILL. — Sloan Valve Co. has won a 2007 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its purchase of renewable energy to offset 100% of the electricity used at its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters and manufacturing facility.
Sloan Valve purchased 20 million kWh of green power.
EPA presented Sloan with the Green Power Purchaser Award as part of a national competition that recognizes market-based deployments of renewable energy technologies. The Green Power awards ceremony was conducted in late October during the 12th National Green Power Marketing Conference in Philadelphia.
Jim Allen, manager of Sloan’s water-efficiency division and a LEED-Accredited Professional, accepted the award on Sloan’s behalf.
"Our renewable energy purchase is part of an overall strategy to transform Sloan into the greenest plumbing company in the world," said Allen.
The firm is committed to green building and has developed sustainable products and technologies such as waterfree urinals and solar-powered faucets. The company recently supplied the Chicago Center for Green Technology with water-efficient plumbing fixtures to support the center’s goal of helping professionals and homeowners learn about the cost savings and environmental benefits of green technologies.
Approximately 89% of a Sloan Flushometer is made from semi-red brass casting alloy, 99% of which is from recycled sources, and is then packaged in a carton made of recycled material. In addition to purchasing wind-energy credits, Sloan is undergoing a lighting retrofit program that will further reduce Sloan’s carbon footprint, while saving the company money and improving lighting within the facility.
"America is shifting to a ‘green culture’ with more and more businesses understanding that environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility," said Marcus Peacock, EPA’s deputy administrator.
Sloan Valve has been in operation since 1906. Additional information is available at www.sloanvalve.com.