"Part of a Greater, Sustainable Whole," Earth-Friendly Retaining Walls Advance Green Building and Support Sustainable Development

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Paul Forsberg, SRW Industry Veteran and President of Millenia® Wall Solutions, Explains How Eco-Friendly Wall Materials Contribute to Sustainability

Achieving sustainability in any real estate development project requires the application of green products and integrated design to leverage their synergies. Sustainable development plans often incorporate retaining walls for managing elevations and erosion control on construction sites. "When retaining walls are required, it makes sense to use an earth-friendly alternative for which up to eight LEED credit points are available," said Paul Forsberg, president of Millenia® Wall Solutions. "Especially if that alternative also meets a project's aesthetic and budget requirements."

Forsberg presents and discusses this idea in his article, "Part of a Greater, Sustainable Whole," published in the September 2008 issue of Sustainable Land Development Today (SLDT). The article includes a complete case study of a residential retaining wall project.

Free reprints of Forsberg's article are available from Millenia Wall Solutions. Send an e-mail with contact information and mailing address details to info @ milleniawalls.com.* Put "SLDT Reprint" in the subject line.

About Millenia Wall Solutions

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Millenia Wall Solutions (http://www.milleniawalls.com) is setting the 21st century standard for the construction of segmental retaining walls by advancing the most significant innovation in the industry since the 1980s. Millenia has introduced an inventive, high-tech alternative to conventional building materials. Millenia is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and GreenSpec-listed.** Our retaining walls are eco-friendly and offer incomparable beauty, strength, stability and durability - achieved with lightweight, recycled polymeric resin materials that contractors can install easily, quickly and with less labor. The Weight is Over™. Ready to Build Intelligently®? Check out Millenia on our Web site. Then give us a call at 1.866.549.WALLS (9255).

Millenia will exhibit its retaining wall system at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo (booth #1769), November 19-21, 2008, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass. and at Hardscapes North American (booth #932), January 16-17, 2009, Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, Ga.

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