Sloan Valve Co. has received Cradle To Cradle
Design certification for its products by MBDC, a product process and design
firm that evaluates companies and their products based on their
has received Cradle To Cradle Design certification for its products
by MBDC, a product process and design firm that evaluates companies and their
products based on their "eco-effectiveness". Two of Sloan’s plumbing
products were certified for Silver-level status: the Uppercut® dual-flush Flushometer
and the Royal® model 111 manual Flushometer.
certification is the result of 10 months of exhaustive review of our
manufacturing processes and materials," announced Jim
, director of Sloan's Water Efficiency Division. "MBDC's
Cradle to Cradle certification process is the most thorough and rigorous
third-party product evaluation. This certification goes beyond our products'
water-saving attributes; it is a true assessment of the overall, combined impact
of Sloan's manufacturing, material selection, recycled/recovered material use,
and all processes related to product creation."
in 1995, promotes and shapes the implementation of eco-effective design
principles. Instead of perpetuating cradle-to-grave
― dumped in landfills after fulfilling their initial intended purpose ― MBDC's
Cradle To Cradle Design concept recognizes products whose materials are
continuously circulated in closed loops.
for cradle-to-cradle product lifecycles plans for sustainability and product
re-use, which reduces reliance on virgin material inputs and lessens overall
Sloan offsets 100 percent of the energy used
in its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters with renewable energy, and is also the
recipient of the U.S. EPA's Green Power Leadership Award for its Green Power
is also reflected in Sloan's material choices:
About 89 percent of a Sloan Flushometer is made from
brass casting alloy, 99 percent of which is from recycled sources, and the
Flushometer is completely recyclable or reusable in remodel projects.