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Designtex is the leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment. A recognized innovator, we are known for our rigorous and dedicated approach to research and development of textiles and wallcoverings with reduced environmental impact. Our ongoing efforts toward greater sustainability inform every product in our catalog. By sharing our insights through open patents and leadership within standard-setting industry organizations we aim to benefit the industry as a whole. We offer an evolving catalog of over 8,000 materials. They are specified by designers for corporations, government and private institutions, education, retail, hospitality and healthcare environments, as well as entertainment and sporting arenas in the United States and around the world. Designtex is committed to operating as a sustainable company. With a business model to design and distribute surface materials, we recognize that our carbon emissions come primarily from our facilities and transportation. In early 2007, we began by reducing and offsetting the electricity use of our NYC headquarters. With additional investments in carbon offset projects, Designtex has been able to fully balance its global operational footprint starting in 2010, and continues to do so to this day. By supporting ten greenhouse gas emission reduction projects throughout North America, Designtex is keeping 20,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere over the lives of these projects. Designtex evaluates carbon reduction projects for their strong environmental and social benefits. Past projects we supported include NativeEnergyÕs Indiana School District Wind Project, which developed new wind turbines to power school buildings, while also providing hands-on renewable energy training for young people at those schools. Other offset project investments include the Greensburg Wind Farm, an 11-turbine wind project built to power a Kansas town after a devastating tornado; the Wewoka Biogas project in Oklahoma, enabling landfill gas generation to be used in place of fossil fuels to power a local brick factoryÕs kilns; and the Oka Reforestation Project, creating diverse native forests in abandoned farm fields with the added benefit of planting apple orchards that support local food shelves. In addition to balancing our carbon footprint, Designtex is proud that its digital printing facility in Portland, ME has been certified for the sixth year in a row to the SGP, the Sustainable Green Printing PartnershipÕs recognized program for reduced environmental impacts in the printing industry. The SGP program was established to provide third-party verification of sustainability efforts and best practices in the printing industry. This continuous-improvement certification keeps Designtex innovating a more sustainable path forward in the digital printing industry.