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Grand Rapids, Mich., and Toronto — Dec. 29, 2015 — Porous Pave was judged a Gold-level winner for product design in the recent 2015 IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition.
An eco-friendly green building product, Porous Pave is a highly porous, flexible, and durable pour-in-place, permeable pavement material.
Porous Pave XL consists of 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent stone aggregate with a proprietary liquid binder.
IIDEXCanada, Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference, co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), was held Dec. 2-3 in Toronto.
“We engineered Porous Pave with greater permeability per square foot than other permeable and pervious paving materials,” said Dave Ouwinga, president, Porous Pave. “It can therefore achieve stormwater retention goals with smaller installations, saving money on materials and labor.”
Jim Roth, president, Porous Pave Ontario, a Canadian distributor of the product, added, “The recycled rubber in Porous Pave, processed from reclaimed scrap tires, imparts flexibility, so in contrast to concrete and asphalt, Porous Pave withstands freeze-thaw cycles without heaving or cracking. The rubber content also makes it slip-resistant.”
The IIDEX awards celebrate innovation in product design and exhibit creativity. A panel of IDC members, all registered interior designers, judge product entries based on design objectives, design, technical innovation, market application, and sustainability. Entries are scored on a 0-100 scale, with Gold-level awards requiring a score of at least 90.
Only five of the 30 product winners, including Porous Pave, attained the Gold standard.
For Porous Pave technical specifications, independent lab test results, and distributor locations, visit www.porouspaveinc.com.