Teknion receives Category Leader award from GreenWizard

Teknion Corporation today announced that it was named 2014 Category Leader in the Furnishings category by GreenWizard. GreenWizard, a leading software provider for the design and construction community, presented Teknion with the award at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans.

“It is with great honor and pleasure to announce that Teknion has been chosen as the leader in the category of Furniture for the 2014 GreenWizard Greenbuild Awards,” says Jerry Lepore, president & CEO, GreenWizard. “It is our privilege to acknowledge Teknion as a company that continues to blaze the trail in the building industry, and one that stands out among the rest. GreenWizard appreciates your continued leadership and dedication in supporting the drive to create a more sustainable world. Overall success comes from manufacturers like Teknion, and we look forward to our continued growth together.”

A category leader is the company that has made the most significant progress in supporting the needs and requirements of the building industry and building owner/occupants with respect to product transparency and sustainability initiatives. Category leaders were selected as the standout based on their commitment, contribution and disclosure of information to support a better built environment.

“We have enjoyed a truly symbiotic relationship with architects, designers and construction companies – key audiences dedicated to building green – in our first-year partnership with GreenWizard,” says Tracy Backus, director, sustainable programs, Teknion. “For our clients, streamlined access to our products’ environmental strengths has proven to be a true value-add.”

Nine other companies were named 2014 category leaders in the respective fields, including: Allegion – Door Hardware; Excel Dryer – Hand Dryers; Forbo Flooring Systems – Resilient Flooring; GAF – Roofing; Knauf Insulation – Insulation; Mohawk Industries – Carpet; Sherwin Williams – Paint; Superior Essex – Communications; and CertainTeed Gypsum – Plaster/Gypsum Board.


GreenWizard, Inc. is the leading software provider for the design and construction community, simplifying the process of managing green and sustainable construction projects. Architects, – more – specifiers, engineers, contractors, project owners, consultants and others use GreenWizard’s WORKflow Pro to identify, compare, evaluate and model building products against their master specification and goals. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the company was founded in 2008.


Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces. The company holds to a simple yet powerful principle: design does matter. Teknion offices and facilities are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Russia and Malaysia. Clients are served through a network of authorized dealers worldwide. Through its 30 years of dedication to innovative and sustainable design, Teknion offers a diverse portfolio of award-winning office systems, office furniture, ergonomic accessories and architectural products.

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