Latest News / Green / Vendor & Supplier News

Davis & Warshow receives USGBC Urban Green honor

The Urban Green Council, New York’s chapter of the USGBC, honored Davis & Warshow at the organization’s annual Urban Green Gala.

D&W’s David Finkel (left) receives an Urban Green award from Russel Unger at the Urban Green Gala in New York.

The Urban Green Council, New York’s chapter of the USGBC, honored Davis & Warshow, one of the region’s largest suppliers of kitchen and bath fixtures and plumbing materials, at the organization’s annual Urban Green Gala. Russell Unger, president of the Council, credited D&W’s president and COO David Finkel for leading his company’s sustainability initiative in “going green,” which includes the installation of a solar array at its Maspeth, Queens, headquarters that qualifies as one of the largest private-sector installations in New York City.

Davis & Warshow announced its “Practically Green” sustainability manifesto in 2008, and began focusing on daily activities and operations. Those included improving its recycling program and making sure it used recycled materials only for printing needs; developing a carpool program; obtaining LEED accreditation for two of its associates; and working with manufacturers to get educated about the latest and best low flow fixtures and heating equipment.

Finkel made a point of the financial prudence of sustainability. He explained that, for instance, between New York State Tax incentives and abatements accorded for energy-savings improvement represented by the solar installation, the array will pay for itself in four years. “Even better,” he said, “it will produce 269,000 KwH annually, no small return on our initial investment.”

The 87-year-old wholesaler currently employees 300 people with eight sales showrooms and four distribution centers.

Source: Davis & Warshow


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Plumbing & Mechanical. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Truck of the Month

PM has featured so many great plumbing service trucks! See plenty of them here in our Truck Of The Month Archives page. Are you proud of your truck? Go to our Truck of the Month page to find out how your service truck could be chosen!

5/28/15 2:00 pm EDT

Efficient Variable Speed Pump Selection & Control

This webinar will help to answer questions like: "How many pumps should our system use?" and "How should we sequence (stage) on additional pumps?"

Plumbing and Mechanical


2015 April

In this month's issue of PM, check out articles about Sloan Valve, including a PM profile on Sloan Valve president and CEO Jim Allen

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Where do you look for new employees?

Where do you look for new employees?
View Results Poll Archive

The Plumbing and Mechanical Store

2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Connect to PM on Facebook Connect to PM on Twitter  Watch PM on YouTube    Connect to PM on Linked InGoogle+

Truck of the Month

Truck of the month

Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.