Kingspan was honored with the 2014 Green Product Award at the 34th annual Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awards. The event was held on Dec. 11th at the Daytona International Speedway’s Daytona 500 Club.
To achieve the VMA’s Green Award, the association specifically looks for companies that strive to show sustainability practices through construction, healthier work environments, overall energy savings, and reduction of carbon release.
Kingspan strives to achieve ultimate sustainability in all of their products. By 2020, it will have achieved complete Net-Zero energy consumption at its North American headquarters, aiding an easy decision for the Green Award of 2014.
Not only are the top manufacturing industry professionals impressed by the product, but also the Daytona International Speedway. It came as no surprise when Kingspan’s panels were selected to make the architect’s creativity come to life for the re-imagination project at Daytona International Speedway, known as Daytona Rising. The project will run almost a mile long on the speedway’s front stretch, with an estimated budget of $400 million. The Speedway will encompass 80 percent of its metal panels from Kingspan Panels’ North American Headquarters in DeLand, Fla.
When the Daytona Rising project is complete, there will be an addition of approximately 101,000 wider seating available, five redesigned entrances with fan “injectors” doubling the number of restrooms, and three times as many concession stands as there were before. Sixty lavish suites will also be available with modified hospitality areas for corporate events and guests.
The overall goal of the Daytona Rising is to provide a comfortable experience, no matter what event fans are present to witness, while also reaching heightened sustainability practices. The project is expected to conclude just in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona and DAYTONA 500.