MINNEAPOLIS – July 29, 2008 – Millenia Wall Solutions, developer of the revolutionary Millenia® Retaining Wall System, announced that its lightweight, eco-friendly retaining wall units have been selected for listing in the GreenSpec Directory. Building industry professionals rely on GreenSpec as the most accurate, unbiased and trustworthy source of authoritative information on products that are truly green. GreenSpec undertakes rigorous analysis of all products submitted for review and endeavors to include only the top 5-10 percent of the most environmentally positive alternatives among all green products.
“So many companies make green claims about their products these days. An independent source of dependable information is vitally important. GreenSpec is not sponsored by any industry group, does not rely on fees from manufacturers, and accepts no advertising,” said Paul Forsberg, president, Millenia Wall Solutions. “As a GreenSpec-listed product, Millenia retaining wall units can be selected with confidence for sustainable development and green building projects.”
Millenia uses 100 percent recycled, pre-consumer polymeric resin materials in all its wall products. These materials are inert and do not leach any chemicals into the soil. Because they are lightweight, it takes much less energy to transport Millenia® wall units (versus conventional wall materials) from the factory to distributors and then to project sites.
An independent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) affirmed that when used instead of concrete blocks, Millenia® polymer wall units provide a 55 percent reduction in total environmental impact, including a 65 percent reduction in associated greenhouse gas emissions. Based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, using Millenia® walls units in construction applications can earn up to eight LEED credit points in at least two categories.
Millenia Wall Solutions and its innovative retaining wall system will be featured in a special segment on the Blueprint for Green show on KARE-11 TV, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Hosted by Randy Meier, Blueprint for Green is an exciting and informative television program focused on sustainable design and green construction materials and methods. The episode with the Millenia® segment will air on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 12:00 noon (central time).