Go Green for the Great Outdoors with Trex®

May 11th, 2012

As a company built on eco-friendly values, Trex is proud to be a decking partner of the LEED for Homes program. Together with The Home Depot and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), we share a commitment to securing a more sustainable future through the creation of LEED-certified homes and neighborhoods.

Starting in 1992, long before the term “green” was even on the scene, Trex® composite technology was used to recycle the plastic waste from Mobil Corporation. Today, the Trex brand has expanded to include a variety of outdoor living products – including high-performance wood-alternative decking manufactured of 95 percent recycled content, such as reclaimed wood, sawdust and polyethylene plastic.

In fact, each year Trex keeps millions of pounds of plastic out of landfills. This commitment to salvaging and reusing materials begins at the local level, and we work closely with major national grocery and retail chains to obtain recycled materials – as well as sponsoring several community-based recycling programs. Our goal is to educate consumers about how to make truly environmentally responsible choices. With Trex, homeowners are able to reduce their impact on the environment while creating dream decks that offer superior durability and long-lasting good looks – as well as low-maintenance requirements and the peace-of-mind of industry-leading warranties.

Trex is committed to creating innovative new products from not-so-new beginnings. By designing an outdoor living space with Trex products, a home earns valuable LEED points. Through the LEED for Homes program, we look forward to working with The Home Depot and the USGBC to make a cleaner environment and a healthier future for consumers and their communities.

Adam Zambanini
Vice President of Marketing