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March 29, 2011

STRAUSS PAPER TAKES THE LEED® WITH CERTIFIED SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT ON STAFF

Port Chester, NY— Strauss Paper Company (www.strausspaper.com) expanded its position at the forefront of the ‘green’ movement as Dominick Pizzarello completed the requirements necessary to earn the distinguished LEED® Green Associate designation.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.

LEED Professionals are individuals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources and processes. The LEED Green Associate credentials are a mark of professional excellence recognized throughout the industry.

“We believe it is our role as experts in the cleaning and maintenance industry to educate our customers on the social, economic and environmental solutions available to help them protect the health of their workers, building occupants and the community at large,” said Robert Tamilio Jr., VP of Sales & Marketing at Strauss. “Having a LEED GA on staff increases our knowledge and capabilities to continue helping our customers navigate the changing waters of the growing green movement and capitalize on the advantages the LEED rating system lends to businesses today.”

The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED provides building owners and operators with the tools they need to have an immediate and measureable impact on their buildings’ performance.

About Strauss

Strauss Paper Company is a leading wholesale distributor of janitorial supplies, janitorial equipment, washroom supplies, and sustainable green products. Their customers range from small to large facilities and include building service contractors, property managers, and healthcare, education, hospitality, and transportation facilities. Located in Westchester County NY, they have been proudly making customers shine in the New York Tri-State Area for 70 years.