Sycamore, Ill.-based Ideal Industries recently launched its new Get Green With Blue strategic initiative, aimed at educating electrical distributors, architects, electricians, and data communications installers on how to properly use Ideal products to meet criteria for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. "Our Get Green with Blue program will focus on product choices that our customers can make in new construction or existing buildings that will result in economically profitable, environmentally friendly, healthy and productive places to work," explains Jim James, president and CEO, Ideal Industries. "For years Ideal has manufactured products that can be used in LEED-certified projects to help achieve certification and that are RoHS compliant. Get Green with Blue underscores this long-term commitment to the environment."

As the first step in the Get Green with Blue program, IDEAL is giving each of its 2,000 distributors a detailed guide featuring advice and resources for every aspect of an environmentally responsible construction project.