Drummond Designs innovates and helps protect the environment

    Company offers its plans in PDF format, thereby reducing its paper
    consumption by 9 tons by 2020

    DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Drummond Designs Inc, a major
player on the North American residential architecture market, is pleased to
announce the launch of its new "Option Green" initiative.
    Drummond Designs currently uses more than 1.3 million square feet of
paper to produce more than 6,000 plans. It is hoping to gradually reduce its
paper consumption by providing a growing number of its customers with the
option of receiving an electronic (PDF) version of the plan they order.
    Based on a projected minimum 5% increase in its sales over the next
several years, Drummond Designs would be using a cumulative 98 metric tonnes
of paper by 2020. The company has thus set an objective to trim its use of
paper by 10%, which would result in a 9-tonne reduction over this span.
Correspondingly, the "Option Green" initiative should result in 500 fewer
courier deliveries of plans, thereby helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    There are a number of advantages to opting for an electronic version of a
Drummond Designs' plan. Clients, entrepreneurs and municipalities will
collectively be helping accelerate the approval process and the obtaining of
permits while being assured of copyright protection, since the plan will be
coming directly from Drummond Designs. This method will also speed up the
redistribution of plans to the various construction-trade services. The
reduction of paper plans will, additionally, be a major plus for
municipalities from an archives-space standpoint. This addresses a need that
has been expressed by a growing number of municipalities.
    "Improving the quality of our environment rests on our ability to
collectively think of new ways to do things better," stated Drummond Designs
CEO Yves Carignan. "The solution to the challenges with which we are
confronted usually emanates from concepts that are easily applied and deliver
a wide array of advantages."

    About Drummond Designs Inc.

    Founded in 1973, Drummond Designs is a privately held company with a
staff of 49 employees. It also relies on some 55 collaborators, largely
composed of specialists in developing top-notch residential architectural
plans and related services, who work out of 20 regional offices.

For further information:

For further information: Paul B. Goulet, GO Public Relations inc., (514)
996-8290, gouletp@commgo.com

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