Uniboard helps build Canada's greenest community - Newmarket's EcoLogic Green Homes



    Uniboard and the Town of Newmarket are thinking green!

    LAVAL, QC, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Uniboard, one of North America's leading
manufacturer of engineered wood products, today announced that its Nu-Green
particleboard products have been selected to be used in the construction of
Canada's greenest community - Newmarket's EcoLogic Green Homes.
    Uniboard's Nu-Green particleboard, the greenest solution on the market,
is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and will be used in
kitchen applications throughout the EcoLogic Green Homes community being built
in Newmarket.
    Newmarket's EcoLogic subdivision will be the first all LEED Platinum
residential development in Canada. These leading-edge and
nationally-significant homes will result in a 25% reduction in household water
draws and a 60% reduction in water discharge flows, solid waste, greenhouse
gas production and energy consumption compared to conventional homes.
    Recognized as a giant leap forward in sustainable development, the
EcoLogic subdivision is expected to set the standard for green building
solutions across Canada.
    "Every component of Nu-Green is designed to have people think green and
act green so being selected as the particleboard supplier for the EcoLogic
Green Homes is a perfect fit," said Lise Plante Product Manager, Panel
Business Unit.
    Uniboard's Nu-Green product:

    
    - has no urea formaldehyde added, no emission (less than 0.01ppm)
    - contains 100% recycled post-industrial or pre-consumer wood fiber,
      which saves trees and avoids landfill
    - Is FSC certified
    - is EPP (environmentally preferable product) certified
    - can also contribute to achieving up to six LEED credits (Leadership in
      Energy and Environment Design categories: Indoor Environmental Quality
      and Materials and Resources) an important consideration for
      professionals
    - comes in a variety of colors that make up Uniboard's Melamine
      collection
    - has M2 Grade ANSI (American National Standards Institute) moisture
      resistant glue

    About Uniboard

    Uniboard is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood
products, with installed capacity of over 900 million square feet of raw
particleboard, high density and medium density fiber board, of which over 50%
is converted into value added melamine and laminated flooring products.
Uniboard remains the only producer of laminated flooring products in Canada.
Its annual sales exceed CDN$ 550 million and it employs close to
1,300 employees. Its products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished
goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet industry, the
furniture industry, the renovation and construction industries, as well as to
the floor covering industry. Uniboard is the largest supplier of thermofused
melamine panels in North America.

    Note to media:

    Newmarket's EcoLogic Green Home will be open to the media for private
tours on:

                         June 7th from 11 AM - 1 PM
                               896 Mulock Drive
                             Newmarket, Ontario

                       RSVP to: rsvp@zenergycom.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Linda Farha, Zenergy Communications, (866)
440-4034, linda@zenergycom.com; David Ware, National Sales Manager, Panel
Business Unit, Uniboard, (416) 460-2607, dave.ware@uniboard.com

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