Modern Mill Takes Home Environment + Energy Leader Award
For the past decade, the Environment + Energy Leader Awards have celebrated excellence in the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management. Project of the Year Award winners are known to illustrate how sustainability and energy management projects can successfully help other companies improve the bottom line.
Providing a badge that signifies their winners as the best of the best, these awards offer a significant group of products, vetted by expert judges, for companies to peruse for in help with making better building decisions. This distinction recognizes ACRE as a top example of products that can provide clear and direct environmental an energy benefits to a project.
“The product has impressive credentials with regard to aligning with principles of a circular economy,” noted the judges. “With regard to impact, ease of adoption is helped because it can be handled similarly to real wood while being lighter and more durable.”
“With a very experienced and critical judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants faced an extremely high bar to qualify for an award in 2022,” says Sarah Roberts, Environment+Energy Leader publisher.
ACRE Provides a Unique Wood Alternative Made from Upcycled Rice Hulls
ACRE is the latest material created by Modern Mill to provide an equally sustainable alternative to wood during construction. Made from upcycled rice hulls, the product is constructed using zero-waste processes and is resistant to water, weather pests and rot without the use of chemicals or glue, making it 100% recyclable at the end of its lifecycle. The product is also manufactured and shipped throughout the United States.
Bearing the same look and warmth as actual wood with all the strengths of composites, the company states the material is perfect for use in just about every situation where you would use wood. The product is currently available as trim boards, dimensional lumber, sheet goods, decking and siding. Those interest in finding out more resources about the product can visit modern-mill.com.