Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) is an excellent green building alternative. The polypropylene webs are placed 6” vs. 8” o/c, allowing most cut-off pieces to be re-used which can result in less than 1% construction waste compared to 6%. The webs are also manufactured using 100% recycled polypropylene making the product over 60% recycled material by weight. Amvic ICF structures also require 30-50% less energy to heat and cool, improve indoor air quality and require less maintenance over time. In addition, Amvic recently conducted an industry leading third party LEED Product Assessment which proved that using Amvic ICF can result in up to 28 points!
100% Post-consumer recycled glass can be added to Dawn Enterprises concrete products, along with reclaimed aggregates and fly ash, to achieve a mixture that is approximately 75% recycled content overall. In fact, under the "MR" credit category for LEED project certification, their waste receptacles satisfy both "Re-used Products" and "Recycled Content" criteria.
Eco-Wares® (est. 2001) is the sales division of Envirosafe Manufacturing Corporation (est. 1993). We are a direct ship manufacturer specializing in environmentally safe sealers, cleaners & coatings for concrete, masonry, porous stone and shingle roofs. Each product line is subject to extensive tests to ensure that the materials greatly exceed State and Federal EPA guidelines. All products are made in the USA at our Melbourne, Florida plant.
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.
Using VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems can help contribute toward qualifying your commercial, municipal or homebuilding project for credits under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED is a rating and certification system designed by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage the use of sustainable technologies that reduce energy use and conserve natural resources. LEED-certified facilities will experience reduced maintenance and life-cycle operation costs. Recognizing that, many architects, builders and specifiers are now writing LEED certification requirements into bid specifications. That’s where VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems can help.