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Green At Work, Home, And In Community?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Environment, Facility Management, Interiors, Professional Development, Sustainability

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Published on April 28, 2010 with No Comments

Zeftron nylon, a premium nylon 6 commercial carpet yarn system, launched its 2010 Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award this past Earth Day, April 22, 2010. This award, now in its second year, recognizes building industry professionals who employ and use notable sustainable practices in three key areas: at work, at home, and in their communities.

Entrants have the chance to share their everyday environmental practices. Submissions are judged on originality and innovation, and the best entries will be compiled for Zeftron nylon’s Best Practices and Green Tips, which is designed to be a resource for other professionals and will be made public at the end of the year.

How to Enter: Entry forms are available on the Zeftron Website. These may be submitted online. Entries will be accepted from April 22, 2010 to July 30, 2010. There is no cost to enter.

Eligibility: The Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award is open to all facility, architecture, and interior design professionals in the continental United States.

Recognition: The winner of the Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award will be announced in September 2010. They will receive recognition for their accomplishments and a grand prize donation in their name to an environmentally focused charity. The winner will also be highlighted in news announcements and featured prominently on the Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award website.

“Zeftron nylon is proud to recognize the members of our industry who are providing leadership with their environmental practices,” said Tim Blount, Zeftron nylon’s business leader. “With Zeftron’s rich history of producing high performance, environmentally responsible yarn systems, we understand the importance of committing to sustainable practices through work and home. As industry professionals continue to employ solutions for the improvement of our environment, we commend them for their contributions with our annual Sustainable Practices Award.”

The 2009 winner was Paul Westbrook, LEED AP, director of sustainable development at Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX (seen here). To read about what made him a winner, see this November 2009 story from FacilityBlog.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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