Airstream Earns Gold Rating for Sustainability Practices
October 14, 2010
Filed under Trailer News
TRA Certification of Elkhart, Ind., has awarded an overall “gold” rating
to Airstream Inc.’s travel trailers and has designated the Jackson
Center, Ohio-based company as a “Certified Green Capable Manufacturer”
after evaluating its production facility.
Citing Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream’s “streamlined
production process that minimizes waste and utilizes low-emitting
materials,” TRA’s independent third-party certification team also
recognized the manufacturer for using recycled water in its waterproof
test booth. TRA said in a news release that certification of the
facility indicates that Airstream “advocates the production of ‘green’
RVs in a sustainable manner.”
Airstream travel trailers performed at the top
“emerald’ level in TRA’s evaluation of energy efficiency. The overall
gold rating was based on an evaluation of resource, energy and water
efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and operation and maintenance.
Both the product and manufacturing certifications are renewed
annually and are subject to inspections throughout the year to ensure
ongoing compliance, TRA said.
Airstream will soon incorporate “Certified Green” labels on its
travel trailers to communicate the company’s commitment to developing
healthy and sustainable products.