Porous Pave was judged a Gold-level winner for product design in the 2015 IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition, the Grant, Michigan-based company announced this week.
Recognized by the judges as an eco-friendly, green building product, Porous Pave is a highly porous, flexible and pour-in-place material. The company’s Porous Pave XL product consists of 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent stone aggregate, along with Porous Pave’s 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 earlier this month in Toronto.
“We engineered Porous Pave with greater permeability per square foot than other permeable and pervious paving materials,” said Dave Ouwinga, president of Porous Pave. “It can therefore achieve stormwater retention goals with smaller installations, saving money on materials and labor.”
The recycled rubber in Porous Pave is processed from reclaimed scrap tires. The rubber content enables the product to withstand freeze-thaw cycles, the company says, as well as making it slip resistant.
A panel of IDC members judged 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.
Porous Pave states in a news release on the award that its product was among only five that attained the Gold-level standard. Also, Porous Pave was the only outdoor product for landscaping, hardscaping and on-site stormwater management applications to win an award.