Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Walls specified for the exterior building envelope on sustatainable projects will add directly and indirectly to the contribution of LEED points in multiple credit categories. The decision to build with Fox Blocks ICF wall systems is a significant step towards making our society more sustainable, while at the same time increasing the comfort and security of the building occupants.
The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) developed LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a voluntary, consensus-based national standard to support and validate successful green building design, construction and operation. The LEED Green Building Rating System. is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings by the USGBC. Parex USA is a member of the USGBC.
Since 1927, Solomon Colors, Inc. has been an industry leader as a worldwide supplier of decorative dry and liquid integral concrete color and dispensing systems. Two main production facilities in the U.S support the ready mix, concrete block and masonry industries through a global network of distributors . As our products evolve, we aim to maintain the highest standard of quality while continuing to reduce the environmental impact of our products by incorporating low impact materials, packaging and manufacturing processes.
Sustainability is an ongoing pursuit at Solus Decor. It begins with their concrete, a mixture of abundant materials with recycled ingredients such as fly ash and silica fume. In their production practices, they strive for a small footprint, recycling and reusing where possible, using certified lumber and recycled form materials, and drawing the bulk of their energy from human power. Solus Decor believes sustainability and longevity go hand-in-hand. This guides their mission to create enduring designs that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment and function.
For over a decade, Carolina Stalite Company has been providing the most specified and successful green roof growing media in the United States. Leaders in lightweight aggregate technology for sustainable horticulture, several award-winning green roofs in America utilize PermaTill as the growing media. Stalite Greenroof products meet all ASTM and FLL guidelines for greenroof growing media.
Sto manufactures several products that help reduce a building's overall impact on the environment and thus can contribute to a project's ability to earn points toward LEED certification. Sto offers coatings, waterproofing materials, repair mortars and surface preparation products that can be used to restore surfaces of many types, including masonry, cement block, and even painted surfaces. For a more extensive makeover, StoTherm™ Insulated Wall Claddings can also be applied over most surfaces, providing a new look with the added benefit of increased energy efficiency.