Ranked World’s Greenest Building Product.

JACKSONVILLE, OR - GLI Systems Inc. of Jacksonville, Oregon, manufacturer of RainTube, has been awarded an unprecedented six 2008 Green Building Pages Benchmark Sustainability Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental and Social Sustainability. This is the third year in a row that RainTube has won the world’s highest green product benchmark ranking. RainTube won in six of seven categories including:
The top award – The Sustainable Product Award – for the highest overall product sustainability rating worldwide.

  • Social Sustainability Award
  • The Global Climate Change Award
  • The End of Product Life Award. Also sharing in this award was Liberty Valley Rediscovered Wood Doors and Pacific Coast Lumber
  • The Sustainable Installation, Use and Maintenance Award. Also sharing in this award was Vitrastone, Trim Tech, Allmet Signature Roofing, EcoTimber and Thermaflex.
  • The Sustainable Production and Manufacturing Award.
  • The final award for Innovative Achievement was shared by Herman Miller and Interface Floors.
RainTube was recognized for exemplary performance according to the Green Building Pages rigorous Benchmarking Sustainability evaluation criteria. The Green Building Pages is a leading building products certification organization that provides governments, consumers, architects and building contractors with internet-based guides and resources supporting sustainable building design and transparent information about green building products. Green building, an ecologically sound method of residential and commercial construction, has become a major area of interest and concern among consumers and the building industry worldwide. The Green Building Pages certification database, which is consistent with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) criteria, placed RainTube in the leading position among the sustainable building products of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers.

RainTube is an effective, low-cost rainwater control and gutter protection system made in the USA from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. RainTube, which is third-party green certified by Cradle to Cradle, helps remove long-life plastics from the landfill, protects buildings from water damage, reduces fire risk from gutter debris in compliance with new fire prevention building codes, reduces maintenance and promotes cleaner, more efficient rain water harvesting systems. RainTube also contributes LEEDS points for builders and owners seeking “green” certification for their projects.

Steve Spratt, co-founder of GLI, said “We are a small Oregon based company and very proud to be recognized by Green Building Pages with these important awards. In our fast-growing industry where there are suddenly a large number of products claiming “green” attributes, it is important for the consumer to have access to truthful and transparent information on products and companies. Organizations like Green Building Pages and Cradle to Cradle provide independent certification of product claims. The fact that we are a small company and yet the highest ranked “green” building product in the world and the only sustainable product in our industry is a source of immense satisfaction to everyone in our company. Meeting the high criteria of the benchmark Product Sustainability Award set a standard we will continue to emphasize in all our business operations. It is gratifying that RainTube has been recognized for making its contribution to the planet while helping homeowners preserve the value of their buildings.”