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This is a portfolio of sustainable building products and an introduction to the tools that CTTA provides. Check back for updates and new products,


  • 1. CTTA Sustainable Building Portfolio Sustainable Building Options that make Dollars & Sense
  • 2. Contents A Discussion of Sustainability Sustainable vs. Green How Does Sustainable Work? Maximizing Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness Does Sustainable Cost More? An Updated Definition of Cost The Overarching Impact CTTAs Approach Goals and Objectives The Process Remarkable Companies with Sustainable Products Introduction Portfolio Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 2 July 22, 2012 All rights reserved.
  • 3. A Discussion on Sustainability In the built environment what is really sustainable?
  • 4. Sustainable vs. Green As the market demand trends more towards all things green we have to ask ourselves what that really means. Sustainable has a specific meaning that can be quantified and measured. A sustainable approach or product uses less resources and can be reused A sustainable product is inherently efficient A sustainable product will have little or no adverse health effects Green is a color. In the context of building projects, green is essentially a marketing word used to elicit an emotional response. The conclusion is that a sustainable approach is both quantifiable and measurable and a green approach is just marketing. Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 4 July 22, 2012 All rights reserved.
  • 5. How Does Sustainable Work? Is it a philosophy? And if so, how can I install it in a building? Sustainability is an approach. A sustainable product is developed using the philosophy and will work like any product you are currently using. There might be some modification required in the actual installation process, or there might not. Sustainable products among other things will: Be made from renewable resources or reclaimed waste materials Be recyclable or reusable at the end of life Contain no toxins or chemicals that will have an adverse effect on the workers or final inhabitants Perform as well as, or better than, the products being used now Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 5 July 22, 2012 All rights reserved.
  • 6. Maximizing Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness The Bottom Line
  • 7. Does Sustainable Cost More? To be adopted a sustainable product needs to be cost competitive. That being said, there are a number of factors to consider. The product can be one-to-one price competitive to current product You may need less of the product to do the same job making it cost competitive Several functions may be performed allowing you to use less overall product in construction lowering the overall cost It may take less time to install a product saving labor coasts Future legal issues might be averted by using products less likely to mold, absorb moisture, allow sound to become an issue or cause allergic reactions Less sick day call-outs delaying construction due to employee reactions to toxic products July 22, 2012 Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 7 All rights reserved.
  • 8. An Updated Definition of Cost This is a new way of looking at development and building that includes: Lifecycle analysis Total cost of ownership Return on investment Long-term risk assessment These are not nebulous concepts that focus on the green or environmental, they are business terms that focus on doing the job well with a profit. What is needed to make this a true business function are products and technologies that meet the cost benefit needs of the project as well as the resource and environmental goals being adopted. As resources diminish and costs rise, sustainable and efficient products become even more cost effective when applied to a business model. July 22, 2012 Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 8 All rights reserved.
  • 9. The Overarching Impact A sustainable approach will have an end to end positive impact that will include benefits from the designer, the builder, the management and the inhabitant. The benefits will be quantifiable and will: Be cost competitive in the short term or have a significant return on investment Address lifecycle and or cradle to cradle goals Meet and/or exceed current product/technology performance Provide a reasonable cost benefit compared to traditional methods and products/technologies Reduced risk of litigation from some of the most common causes: Moisture/Mold Sound Structural integrity July 22, 2012 Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 9 All rights reserved.
  • 10. The CTTA Approach Reducing the Risk and Cost of Adoption
  • 11. Goals and Objectives What is the Clean technology Trade Alliance? The Clean Technology Trade Alliance (CTTA) finds solutions that are cleaner, more sustainable and more efficient than what you are utilizing now. Our member companies bring customers added reliability, cost effectiveness and reduced risk. CTTA is a powerful force for change: Through adoption of sustainable technologies and processes. CTTA reduces risk of adoption through a strict validation process that assures customers the companies CTTA represents can and will do the job the promised. With increased business, member companies grow and add jobs to our economy. Solving problems by assessing and developing solutions to address the issue both tactically and strategically with value across the board. July 22, 2012 Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 11 All rights reserved.
  • 12. The Process Define Technologies, products, and services are defined by customer requests, projects developed by CTTA or a gap identified in an industry specific portfolio Research A Member Services Researcher looks for companies that provide these technologies, products or services and eliminates those not commercialized. Review A Member Services Coordinator reviews the companies that made the first cut and looks for news and information regarding performance, customer service, complaints, and resolutions Contact The remaining companies will be contacted through their web-based channels to see how they respond to a request to develop a business relationship. 60% fail to respond to their communication process Screen Those that respond are asked to engage in a 15 minute phone meeting to determine if there is a mutual value to continuing the process, less than 25% make it through the meeting and member referral stages Validate The remaining candidates are invited into an interview process that engages them in a 2-3 hours interview where they are asked to discuss business planning, supply chain, customer and supplier relations, problem solving, etc. July 22, 2012 Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 12 All rights reserved.
  • 13. Remarkable Companies with Sustainable Products Sustainable, Cost Effective and Simply the Best
  • 14. Introduction Every company in the list below has been through an intensive screening and validation process. Does that mean they are perfect? No. It means they meet the requirements that CTTA puts forth as the most important when engaging a business in meeting your needs: Is the company the best? Is the company transparent? Does the company have and foster high integrity? Does the company have solid business practices? Is the company relationship focused? Does the company focus on clear communication? Does the company follow through? Will the company go to great lengths to meet the customers needs? July 22, 2012 Copyright, Clean Technology Trade Alliance 2014. 14 All rights reserved.
  • 15. American Green Lights Waste reduction, sustainability, and efficiency just got easier in American cities, thanks to American Green Lighting! AGL jumped at the chance to help municipalities upgrade lighting environments for their citizens and work


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