Ideal launches Get Green With Blue environmental initiative
By Anthony Capkun
October 7, 2009
As part an effort to promote environmental stewardship and create healthy work environments, Ideal Industries has launched its new Get Green With Blue strategic initiative. The company says it is aimed at educating electrical distributors, architects, electricians and datacom installers on how to properly use Ideal products to meet criteria for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
“Our Get Green with Blue program will focus on product choices that our
customers can make in new construction or existing buildings that will
result in economically profitable, environmentally friendly, healthy
and productive places to work,” explained Jim James, president and CEO,
As the first step in the Get Green With Blue program, Ideal is giving
each of its 2000 distributors a guide featuring advice and resources
for every aspect of an environmentally responsible construction
project. This tool also shows the LEED contribution of specific
products, such as the PowerPlug disconnect, VPM power analyzer and
HeatSeeker thermal imager. The company also plans on posting an online
LEED calculator on its website, as well as hosting Get Green with Blue
seminars for distributors and their customers.