CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Florim USA, Clarksville, Tennessee producer of premium, Italian-designed MILESTONE porcelain tile, recently received the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Carbon Reduction Award. In its first year, this award recognizes businesses that recorded the lowest carbon emission rates in 2017, as well as companies with the largest year-over-year carbon emission improvement. The award recognizes TVA’s partnership with those businesses that go above and beyond to make a significant difference in their carbon emissions each year.

“TVA cares about the environment, and we want to recognize Valley businesses who share our commitment to improve air quality and the health of our communities,” said Dan Pratt, vice president of customer delivery. “These businesses have not only lowered their own as-delivered carbon rates, but their actions have also helped to lower TVA’s system carbon rate as a whole, which is good for all who live in the Valley.”  In 2017, Florim USA produced an average of 793 lbs. CO2 per megawatt-hour – a 15%  reduction over TVA’s reported average of 850 lbs. 

Florim USA was not only the only tile manufacturer in the state of Tennessee to be honored by the TVA for its conservation efforts... but, the only flooring manufacturer, as well. Taking a cue from its parent company, Italy-based Florim Group, a dedication to environmentally friendly production processes is at the core of Florim USA’s operations. 

In 2017, Florim USA completed its first Environmental Product Declaration, an independent analysis of the ways its products impact the environment during its life cycle. “We follow the example of the Florim Group as it relates to producing tile, while still reducing our carbon footprint as a manufacturer,” Florim USA CEO Marco Fregni said. “We do this by constantly staying at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing through investing in new energy-saving equipment.”