Architectural Products, a leading trade magazine for commercial architects and designers, has named J+J Flooring Group a recipient of its 2016 Product Innovation Awards. Receiving the award in the Industry Leadership category, judges cited J+J as a floor covering innovator in conservation for its zero waste to landfill (ZWL) achievement.
Now in its sixth year, the awards seek to champion product ingenuity in the built environment. The Industry Leadership award recognizes outstanding leadership in the form of exceptional educational efforts, R+D efforts, sustainability efforts, and/or architectural tools/services.
Earlier this year, J+J received ZWL recertification from GreenCircle LLC., continuing its industry leading position.
During the 2015-2016 audit time period with GreenCircle, J+J diverted more than 5.2 million pounds of waste from local area landfills. The company achieved this by recycling 3.8 million pounds, reusing 802,000 pounds and sending 605,000 pounds of material waste to Covanta, the country’s largest energy-from-waste operator.
GreenCircle’s certification covers J+J’s waste diversion at its Dalton, Ga., corporate campus, which includes both its manufacturing and administrative offices totaling 950,000 square feet. In addition to industrial and manufacturing waste, the company diverts waste from all bathrooms, break areas, offices, conference rooms and design studios.