Porous Pave was judged a Gold-level winner for product design in the 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.
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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 on December 2-3, 2015 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, Inc., the product manufacturer. "It can therefore achieve stormwater retention goals with smaller installations, saving money on materials and labor."
"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," said Jim Roth, president, Porous Pave Ontario, a Canadian distributor of the product. "The rubber content also makes it slip-resistant."
Porous Pave Ontario entered the product in the IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition. Organized by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) in 1984, the annual awards celebrate innovation in product design and exhibit creativity.
A panel of IDC members, who are all registered interior designers, judge product entries based on design objectives, design and 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. Among this year's winners, Porous Pave was the only outdoor product for landscaping, hardscaping and on-site stormwater management applications.
The IIDEXCanada award is Porous Pave's second honor this year. BUILDINGS magazine selected Porous Pave as a 2015 Money-Saving Product. Porous Pave was one of the superior building products showcased for commercial building developers, owners and facility managers in the magazine's June 2015 issue.