Clarksville, TN – Florim USA was recently honored as one of a select number of businesses to receive the 2017 Tennessee Valley Authority Carbon Reduction Award.
In its first year, the award recognizes businesses that recorded the lowest carbon emission rates in 2017 as well as companies with the largest year-over-year carbon emission improvement for 2016-2017.
The award recognizes TVA’s partnership with those businesses that go above and beyond to make a significant difference in their carbon emissions each year.
“TVA cares about the environment and we want to recognize Valley businesses who share our commitment to improve air quality and the health of our communities,” said Dan Pratt, TVA vice president of Customer Delivery. “These businesses have not only lowered their own as-delivered carbon rates, but their actions have also helped to lower TVA’s system carbon rate as a whole, which is good for all who live in the Valley.”
During 2017, Florim USA produced an average of 793 lbs. CO2 per megawatt-hour – a 15-percent reduction over TVA’s reported average of 850 lbs. CO2 per megawatt-hour among a group of 42 similarly sized rubber, plastic and non-metallic manufacturers served by local power companies in TVA’s footprint.
Florim USA was the only flooring manufacturer in the state of Tennessee to be honored by the TVA for its conservation efforts.
Taking a cue from its parent company, Italy-based Florim Group, a dedication to environmentally friendly production processes is at the core of Florim USA’s operations. In 2017, Florim USA completed its first Environmental Product Declaration, an independent analysis of the ways its products impact the environment during its life cycle.
“We follow the example of the Florim Group as it relates to producing tile while still reducing our carbon footprint as a manufacturer,” Florim USA CEO Marco Fregni said. “We do this by constantly staying at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing through investing in new energy saving equipment.”
Milestone offers luxurious Italian-designed porcelain tile manufactured in the heartland of America. The North American division of the Florim Group, an international innovator in porcelain floor and wall tile, Milestone has a long history of producing high fashion, top-quality products.
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