The grass is always greener at PLAE
For us, green isn’t just a color; it’s an ongoing commitment to doing business. We invest in dramatically transforming – and protecting – our environment.
Cultivating our eco-conscience
PLAE is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which encourages the use of sustainable materials and designing buildings that are cost-efficient and energy-saving. At PLAE, we maximize opportunities to use recycled and eco-friendly content, conserve resources and reduce waste.
Based on USGBC requirements, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rewards the green, sustainability design of buildings with LEED credit points. PLAE products can contribute up to 14 LEED points from three categories: Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Water Efficiency.
In addition, several PLAE products have earned FloorScore certification from the Resilient Floor Covering Institute, which recognizes compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emissions requirements.
From the ground up
The ‘E’ in PLAE stands for “environment,” which, as part of our name, is top of mind in every aspect of our business – from product development and manufacturing to delivery and installation.
We put as much recycled content into our products as possible to help keep tires and oil out of landfills, and to offer premium products that customers can feel good about. And we reuse and recycle scrap rubber from the production process to minimize waste.
PLAE also opts for rapidly renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and reusable sources like maple hardwood and grass. And, 80% of PLAE’s products are made in the U.S. to greatly maximize efficiencies and savings – and significantly minimize our carbon footprint.
All of PLAE’s products comply with local, state, federal and industry guidelines and regulations, and pass indoor air quality testing for low VOCs. Plus, supreme durability means longer life and reduced replacement costs.
Dedicated to wise use of resources, ecological responsibility and bio-friendly technology, we aren’t close to settling. PLAE pursues innovative products and breakthrough processes that take sustainability to a new level. We are passionate about developing valuable ways to protect and preserve nature’s playground.