Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Selects FieldTurf for Eco-Friendly Home Project in Tuscon, AZ

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FieldTurf installation driven by significant contributions to environmentally sustainable construction.

We are honored to help the Bell Family and we are thrilled that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition chose the latest in synthetic turf landscaping innovation in order to complete their environmentally friendly project

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, the two-time Emmy Award-Winning ABC television show, selected the new FieldTurf Lush with Ecobac product for an eco-friendly home project. The FieldTurf installation completed by Heavenly Greens/SPEC International was completed in Tucson, AZ for the Bell family and aired on March 22, 2009 at 8PM (ET). The FieldTurf Lush with Ecobac product was chosen primarily for its ability to make significant contributions to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program - specifically in the areas of significant water, pesticides, fertilizer and maintenance reduction.

"We are honored to help the Bell Family and we are thrilled that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition chose the latest in synthetic turf landscaping innovation in order to complete their environmentally friendly project," stated Richard Spanjian, President of FieldTurf Tarkett's Greenscapes Division. "The featured backyard project by on-air designer, Eduardo Xol, was the ideal location to introduce our new FieldTurf Lush with Ecobac – our first low-infill 100% recyclable proprietary product, designed specifically for landscape applications. Unlike most synthetic turf surfacing solutions on the market, this product is ideal for areas around pools or on rooftops. Our products not only look and feel like lush, green grass, 365 days a year ...we're even greener than we look!"

In addition to being long-time members of the U.S. Green Building Council, FieldTurf Tarkett is an approved allied member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenscapes program setting national standards for recycling and reuse.

All of FieldTurf Tarkett's synthetic turf products have major environmental benefits, including:

  •     Reduced Water usage by 70%
  •     Qualification for water rebates in certain geographical areas (e.g. up to $1.00 per square foot in the Southern California 20-county Metropolitan Water District)
  •     No harmful pesticide or fertilizer run-off – improving community waterways and safety for family and pets
  •     Superior Drainage with exceptional erosion control

Beyond the significant and numerous environmental benefits, over 20,000 satisfied residential, commercial, municipalities, parks & recreation, government, aviation and military customers have chosen FieldTurf products for their natural look and feel, and unmatched durability-making it ideal for children and pets. In addition, FieldTurf reduces maintenance costs by up to 80%, which for the average homeowner is more than $600 per year. FieldTurf products are also 100% hypoallergenic, ideal for anyone with seasonal or grass allergies. FieldTurf Greenscapes products are available via a nationwide network of exclusive distributors who can be identified via the http://www.fieldturfgreenscapes.com website. Unlike many others in the industry, all FieldTurf installers must pass rigorous certification and annual recertification to ensure quality standards.

PLAYGROUND - Long-Term Safety Never Looked so Good!

  •     Superior fall-height safety-surpassing standards for up to 10-feet - Same on Day 5,000 as Day 1.
  •     Unmatched Drainage and Durability = Ready to play just minutes after heavy rain
  •     Eliminates dirt on children or coming inside

GOLF – The Most Advanced Practice System on the Market

  •     Combines putting and approach shot making for the truest roll and ideal experience
  •     Greens which roll true and the only system which can hold shots from 200+ yards.
  •     Utilized by Tour Players, Golf Professionals, Driving Ranges, Public and Private Clubs, Resorts, Colleges and homeowners in backyards and on rooftops.

About FieldTurf Tarkett:

FieldTurf Tarkett is the undisputed global leader of the synthetic turf industry with over 3,000 football and soccer sports fields installed globally (21 NFL teams, 14 FIFA and UEFA teams, 500+ NCAA teams, 2,000+ High Schools) and tens of thousands of satisfied homeowners and businesses nationwide. All of FieldTurf Tarkett's surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment. The company calls it 'Environmental Intelligence' and lives by this principle in every way.

About “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 6th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

For more information contact:
Richard Spanjian
888-364-6541 x2288
Michael Jones
888-364-6541 x2235


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