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July 21, 2011
Charlotte Pipe’s Cast Iron Receives Green Verification from ICC-ES

CHARLOTTE, NC – July 21, 2011 – Charlotte Pipe’s cast iron pipe and fittings have added another third-party verification to its list, this time confirming its green and sustainable qualities. In fact, cast iron pipe and fittings from Charlotte Pipe are made from a MINIMUM of 96 percent recycled content and remain 100 percent recyclable.

Charlotte Pipe has received confirmation from ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC-ES) that its cast iron products comply with the provisions of the ICC-ES SAVE (Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation™) Guideline for Determination of Recycled Content of Materials (EG101).

As such, Charlotte Pipe received a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR#1021) providing building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others who rely on third-party verification evidence that Charlotte Pipe cast iron soil pipe and fittings comply with specific green requirements.

ICC-ES thoroughly examined Charlotte Pipe’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the products meet the sustainable (green) attributes listed in the VAR #1021.

ICC-ES is the United States’ leading source of technical information on building products and building technology for code compliance. A nonprofit company, ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on compliance with the major U.S. building codes, which are available at www.icc-es.org. The ICC-ES SAVE Program provides manufacturers with the verification that their products meet specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, and green rating systems. The SAVE Program also takes into account codes such as the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council.

Charlotte Pipe has a proud legacy of commitment to the environment. Annually we recycle more than 350 million pounds of scrap iron. The company has received a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Blue Thumb Award and a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Environmental Excellence in Industry Award for its continued efforts at reducing city water demand and recycling 100 percent of its treated process water.

Charlotte Pipe is the only manufacturer that offers a system of ABS, PVC, CPVC, cast iron, FlowGuard Gold®, ChemDrain®, ReUze ® and RePVC® pipe and fittings for residential and commercial plumbing systems. The nation's leading maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry offers the industry's broadest product offering of standard and specialty DWV products.

For more information, visit our website at www.charlottepipe.com or contact Charlotte Pipe and Foundry at 800-438-6091.

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