Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation’s (NET), Universal Construction Panel is the third place recipient in the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Challenge featuring the next generation in green building materials.
SAN DIEGO November 19, 2013
The company competed against 144 applicants and 10 finalists. The judging was conducted by Cradle to Cradle certification experts, toxicologists from ToxServices, and building professionals from Make It Right. The winners received a cumulative $250,000 cash prize. The C2C challenge was to create a building product that is safe, healthy, affordable, effective and designed to be returned safely to nature or industry after use.
“It is exciting to see so many companies developing sustainable products that will change our world. Every nomination submitted is a winner because we represent the future of sustainability” said Robert Noble, NET Founder and CEO. “Cradle to Cradle has just begun to revolutionize the manner in which we create and collaborate with each other. We have a shared mission that will create a beautiful future for ourselves and future generations.”
The company’s Universal Construction Panel (UCP) is made from urban, farm and forest fibers, processed in a clean manufacturing facility and then pressed into composite panels. The panels are low-cost, strong, lightweight, compact and designed for easy assembly. Most importantly, the panels are 100% non-toxic, 100% recycled and recyclable and completely biobased, naturally.
To win the challenge, products had to emulate the criteria of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy & carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
ECOR® is an environmentally superior, lightweight structural panel product that is design flexible and performance oriented to engineered solutions. It is certified 100 percent biobased by the USDA, and made with 100 percent cellulose fibers including post consumer paper, forest wood and agricultural raw material sources. ECOR contains no toxic additives or adhesives and is the new recycled and reusable enhancement for or alternative to plastic, aluminum, wood, particleboard, plywood and many other materials and panel products.
NET (www.ECORusa.com), is a clean manufacturing, technology company founded by sustainable design architect and inventor Robert Noble, AIA, LEED AP. The company, in partnership with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, developed key intellectual property to begin commercialization of ECOR® brand products. ECOR®’s product line includes WavCOR™, FlatCOR™, HoneyCOR™ and other USDA certified 100% bio-based design materials and products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and institutional markets.
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