Although "sustainability" is a fairly new term, the basic concept has been part of Acme Brick Company since its founding. Since 1891, we have built and operated our brick plants close to population centers. Today our network is 26 plants strong - and meets LEED's "local production" criterion of 500 miles' distance for nearly all of the central and southeastern United States. Acme people work hard to be good stewards of the environment. Our brick are made from quality earth clays and fired with clean natural gas in highly efficient, computer-controlled kilns. Two Alabama plants use methane from landfills. We also recycle material such as scrap clay and sawdust, incorporating them into the body of our brick. These efforts keep waste out of landfills and may help boost LEED scores. Our stewardship continues even after production ends. Through our industry-recognized reclamation programs, we have planted hundreds of thousands of trees at inactive production sites and created wetlands that offer attractive habitat for wildlife.
Utilizing aerogel insulation technology developed by NASA - the highest insulating material in existence - Thermablok® is a highly efficient, aerogel-based insulating material that breaks conductive "thermal bridging" and can increase the overall wall R-value by more than 40 percent. Aerogel, also referred to as "frozen smoke," has been difficult to adapt to most uses because of its fragility. The patented Thermablok material overcomes this by using a unique fiber to suspend a proprietary formula of aerogel so that it can be bent or compressed while still retaining its amazing insulation properties. Now available to the building industry, just one, 3/8-inch x 1½-inch (6.25mm x 38mm) strip of Thermablok added to each stud before hanging drywall is all that is needed to tackle thermal bridging and achieve maximum R-factor value. Thanks to its hydrophobic properties, Thermablok will not age, mold, or mildew. Thermablok is environmentally safe and recyclable.
Since 1984, long before it became popular to be “green”, Advanced Aquaculture Systems was designing and supplying recirculating aquatic systems to landscape architects, municipal and public agencies, contractors, engineers, businesses, universities and homeowners. Advanced Aquaculture Systems continues to be at the forefront of innovation in recirculating and water reuse systems with many proprietary products including non-clogging Perma-Bead Media that replaces sand in any sand filter and customized, preassembled Perma-Bead Recirculating Systems that greatly reduce water use, reduce electrical operating costs and minimize maintenance time. Advanced Aquaculture Systems' professional staff skilfully blends aesthetics, engineering and biology to provide simple, yet elegant designs that are very user friendly. Call Advanced Aquaculture Systems with your next aquatic project for their free professional systems design and technical support services.
All AVCON® products are 100% recyclable if they ever need to be removed & discarded. Furthermore, their aluminum railing systems are made using remelt/recycled metal. AVCON® products are manufactured for durability and long term use, eliminating the need for frequent replacement. AVCON® thermoplastic products NEVER need painting or finishing, therefore NEVER omits additional toxins into the environment. All AVCON® thermoplastic products are manufactured in the USA and raw materials are purchased locally, therefore no excessive transportation is used in making their products.
The environmental impact of a green roof is undeniable, and adds significantly to the LEED Point system designed by the USGC in all five major areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Green roofing replaces the green space displaced by a building, prevents excess stormwater drainage, reduces the temperature of a building and the urban heat island effect, protects and extends the useful life of a roof, and reduce energy demands. What's more, a green roof incorporating AirDrain means your design includes renewable, recycled, and locally obtained materials. Airfield Systems knows you have a choice in designing a green roof, and hopes you consider the many benefits of AirDrain.
Alumi-Guard partners with local foundries who produce our extrusions with 80% recycled materials from local sources. Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth and is one of the most recycled products. Recycling aluminum uses about 5% of the energy required to create aluminum from bauxite. Additionally, recycled aluminum saves 95% of the green house gas emission from primary aluminum production and can be recycled indefinitely with no loss in quality. The installation of Alumi-Guard products contributes towards obtaining LEED points within the USGBC System. Alumi-Guard’s powder coating offers an environmentally friendly solution for architectural environments. With no solvents and virtually no VOCs, the powder coating process results in a cleaner, safer finishing operation. High transfer efficiencies (up to 98 percent), achieved through reclamation, and fewer rejects, make it one of the most efficient coating solutions on the market. These powders are formulated to meet the rigorous 2604 & 2605 specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and also qualify for LEED Green Building credits. Alumi-Guard has only 1% ± of waste from our coating line.
AMEREQ, INC. is a leading U.S.-based developer of crosslinked polymer applications and marketer of environmentally compatible agricultural superabsorbent hydrogels, plant nutrients, structural soils, and anionic polyacrylamide for use in hydroseeding and erosion control. AMEREQ's new revolutionary urban tree mix, marketed under the name CU-Structural Soil® or CU-Soil™ and patented by Cornell University's Research Foundation, can safely support pavements and sidewalks and is designed to provide ample rooting area for street trees, decreasing tree mortality and sidewalk failure.
American Bicycle is the Premier Manufacture of Bicycle Lockers and Bike Racks as well as supplier of related equipment. They offer the widest line of the most secure bicycle security solutions in the market. American Bicycle lockers are produced with a variety of options and different materials. What makes American Bicycle Products unique over the competition is supplying products which are proven to meet both the bicyclists’ and the customers’ needs. American Bicycle Security Company has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2013.
Cork is an eminently renewable resource harvested from the living bark of the Cork Oak. The properties of cork are derived naturally from the structure and chemical composition of the inner cells. Each cubic centimeter of cork’s honeycomb structure contains between 30 and 40 million polyhedral (14 sided) cells (over 100 million cells per cubic inch). Cork is harvested in a steady cycle that promotes healthy growth to the tree over its expected lifespan of over 200 years. Though the Cork Oak "Quercus suber" can flourish in many climates, the conditions that favor commercial use lie in a fairly narrow swath that cuts through Western Europe and Northern Africa along the Mediterranean coast.
Hydrotech has developed products, systems and alliances that reflect their commitment to environmental sustainability. Along with producing one of the industry's best performing membranes, Hydrotech has also introduced some of the industry's most sustainable waterproofing assemblies. For instance, Hydrotech's MM6125®EV (environmental grade formulation) is a hot-applied rubberized asphalt that can be formulated with up to 25% post consumer recycled content. Monolithic Membrane 6125, the foundation for all their assemblies, helps generate LEED® points on projects around the country each and every day. Hydrotech assemblies feature recycled content in the membrane and reduced lifecycle cots due to project longevity (which also reduces its impact on landfills). In addition, the Ultimate Assembly® delivers energy savings through reflective pavers, while their Garden Roof® Assembly delivers storm water management capabilities.
AMERGREEN prefabricated green roof and planter drains are designed with all the essential drainage elements needed for a successful roof garden. Manufactured with recycled materials, AMERGREEN products are environmentally friendly and can contribute toward LEED design credits. AWD offers value solutions for sustainability and water management designs. All AWD products contain a high recycled content, increase water efficiency, manage storm water runoff and help effectively manage site issues
Ametco powder coating process is solvent free. The powder is formulated using finley ground pigments and resins with zero solvents resulting in a clean air finish and next to zero VOCs. The electrostatic powder to substrate process equates to very little overspray, of which 98% can be retrieved and reused. This would qualify for LEED points only if it is used indoors. Ametco is continuing to work on improving their product line. These changes may increase the LEED points your project can earn.
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!
For more than a century, Andersen has been guided by a commitment to integrity, excellence, innovation, partnership, and corporate citizenship. For Andersen, being a responsible corporate citizen includes everything from developing innovative, comprehensive sustainability initiatives to supporting community programs to creating a safe environment for our employees and customers.
Anova has been creating environmentally friendly products since 1970. To meet their customers’ expectations for high-design, high-quality products that also help them achieve their sustainable goals, Anova adheres to the following practices: Offering items that contribute to LEED certification Adopting environmentally sustainable processes and items Utilizing a high degree of recycled materials when possible Accelerating development of items which utilize recycled materials Increasing the number of offerings that encourage recycling
The AWS™ Pedestal System promotes a 'green' environment! Sustainably designed, it is constructed of fully recyclable, durable ABS and PVC plastics and 100% recycled rubber. The AWS™ Pedestal System is the natural solution for ecological concerns. That's why the AWS™ Pedestal System was chosen for the Atlanta City Hall Green Roof Project, The Built Green Idea Home 2004 (2004 winner of the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Sustainable/Green Residential Project of the Year), and the New American Home at the 2004 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. That's also why the Introductory Manual for Greening Roofs (.PDF) commissioned by the Canadian government in 2002 lists the AWS™ Pedestal System as an integral part of the green solution.
Kronos pavers are produced in manufacturing plants with environmental management systems compliant to ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS (European Council Regulation 761/2001) and which have received the prestigious ecological mark ECOLABEL (EU Regulation 2002/272/EC). These environmental standards relate to safeguarding the environment and undertaking continuous improvement in environmental standards for both products and manufacturing sites and ensuring thehealthcare of the workforce.
At Artistry Hardwood Flooring we feel that it is important to do our part to protect our environment to the best of our ability. For this reason we are always pursuing options in manufacturing techniques and using raw materials that will reduce or eliminate the negative impact on our planet. For details on each products green story visit the "Environmental Information" tab in the left column of each product.
VAST helps projects earn LEED® certification easier than any other pavement. Made from 95% recycled materials, VAST® Composite Pavers can outperform other pavers, such as concrete pavers with fly ash, by more than ten times. VAST composite pavers can provide significant contribution in the following LEED credit areas: 4.1, 4.2 - Recycled Content (MR Credit; 6.1, 6.2 - Stormwater Design (SS Credit; 5.1, 5.2 - Regional Materials (MR Credit);7.1 - Heat Island Effect (SS Credit) — Coming Soon.
Berliner Seilfabrik playgrounds are made for generations — built to last for decades to bring movement not just to our kids, but to their kids also; therefore addressing sustainability in the interests of future generations. To achieve an optimum of sustainability, playgrounds have to be long lasting investments. Berliner Seilfabrik make their play structures last for decades, which makes replacements less necessary, thus saves resources. A large percentage of their playgrounds installed before 1980 are still in use, still safe, and still fun to play on. Berliner Seilfabrik uses Aluminum made from 85 percent recycled pre-and postconsumer material. The steel they use to build our durable playgrounds is made from 70% postconsumer recycled steel. Berliner Seilfabrik production has been PVC free for more than a decade. They take every step in the ‘cradle-to-cradle’ process seriously and ensure that the total carbon footprint of their products is as small as possible.
LEED takes into account and offers points related to bike parking throughout every LEED rating system; depending upon which rating system your project is pursuing bike parking can help building owners achieve higher LEED certification. In addition, innovation points can be earned by incorporating bike parking into a larger transportation planning initiative.
Conserving the planets resources is a shared mission at Bison Deck Supports. As an environmentally conscious company, they demonstrate this commitment in everything they do – from product design and manufacturing to packaging and delivery, to internal business operations. Bison Innovative Products are dedicated to providing products that are manufactured in an environmentally sensitive and efficient manner. Their focus is to create roof deck systems and green roof environments that not only are functional and beautiful, but help to support the environment. Bison Wood Tiles utilize wood sources that have been harvested in an environmentally responsible method, designed to preserve and enhance the economic viability of rainforest hardwoods. Their preassembled wood tiles utilize two-foot slats so remnants from other manufacturers are used – furthering the efficient use of materials and reducing waste. Bison Massaranduba Wood Tiles are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
As a certified member of the LEED Green Builders Association Boulderscape is committed to responsible building practices. Boulderscape finishes complement natural geological formations. Their philosophy of building lives with nature as well. Boulderscape shotcrete mixes have been specially formulated with natural fly ash — a pre-consumer recycled aggregate that replaces cement and improves the performance characteristics of concrete.
Brampton Brick can help maximize the number of LEED credits you wish to achieve by producing a product specific to your design needs. We can work with you to determine what level of certification you wish to achieve and how to help get you there. Our Clay Brick and Concrete Products can be modified to achieve maximum LEED credits. Talk with your local Brampton Brick sales representative to learn how.
As BCI Burke creates great playgrounds for children to play on today, they never lose sight of the importance of preserving the precious resources they and future generations will need in the future. To achieve ISO 14001 Certification, BCI Burke put an environmental system in place with specific policy commitments, which include complying with all environmental laws and regulations.ISO 14001 is the cornerstone of the groundbreaking series of standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it is the only framework that provides for third-party certification.
Ultra-tec cable railing products are made of recycled materials, containing at least 65 percent recycled content, helping you qualify for the following types of LEED credits: LEED for New Construction (Material & Resources Credits 4.1 and 4.2); LEED for Commercial Iteriors (Material & Resources Credits 4.1 and 4.2); and LEED for Schools (Material & Resources Credits 4.1 and 4.1).
Capri cork is dedicated to offering high quality commercial floor coverings. With many green flooring choices, all Capri products are earth friendly, durable, easy to maintain and good looking. As the company name implies, Capri cork offers great cork flooring collections. Also from Capri are three rubber collections, two rubber cork blends and recycled rubber, including recycled rubber with cork content. All Capri products contribute to LEED credits and Capri is a member of the USGBC. Capri corkTM is a registered trademark.
Recycling aluminum, of course, saves bauxite, saves on the disposing of scrap aluminum, and conserves energy. Remelting scrap to produce new aluminum takes less than 5% of the energy needed to make metal from bauxite. Cardinal Architectural WeatherGuard Systems recycles 100% of its scrap through the foundries of local recyclers and uses recycled aluminum on all its painted and anodized matte finishes.
CertainTeed supports sustainable building and manufacturing practices with their comprehensive line of environmentally friendly fence, railing and deck products. CertainTeed fence, railing and deck is 99% recyclable and does not require chemical treatment or painting. CertainTeed's composite railing is made of 40-75% recycled material, and the vinyl products contain at least 10% internally recycled material. In addition, CertainTeed products feature a long life span and low maintenance, which helps to conserve natural resources.
Cornell Iron Works manufactures specialty ironwork, grates, railings, stairs, vaults and structural and ornamental ironwork that may help contribute to LEED® ratings for New Construction. Cornell product components contain Post Industrial and Post Consumer recycled content applicable to MR Credit 4. The product type and product size determine final recycled content calculation results.
Crossville® continually monitors Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards to ensure our sustainable products and practices meet or exceed requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council. The following resources and documents will assist you in learning more about Crossville’s sustainable tile products and how they can contribute to LEED certification.
CycleSafe, Inc. is dedicated to reducing carbon footprint globally through implementing environmentally sustainable manufacturing practices. They follow ISO 14000 environmental standards that require continuous improvement and reduction of waste. CycleSafe's products are designed and engineered for extended product life and can be reassembled or reused as site requirements demand. CycleSafe chooses materials for durability, strength and noncorrosive factors that maintain their quality standards and do not require replacement.
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.
The Silva Cell is a subsurface integrated tree and stormwater system that holds unlimited amounts of soil while supporting traffic loads beneath paving and hardscapes. The healthy soil housed within the Silva Cell serves two important functions: growing large trees and treating stormwater onsite. The integration of green utilities like soil, trees and water into urban areas substantially improves their design sustainability and helps alleviate some of the most pressing ecological challenges – including air and water quality, rising temperatures, flooding and erosion from daily rainfall events.
In keeping with the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," DeepStream Designs are proud to introduce their LEED Commercial Recycling Bins & Planters built with HDPE planks made from recycled milk jugs. With the same sophisticated design as their Mariner Planter and Audubon Recycling Bin, their Commercial Collection, is the ultimate Environmental statement in a no-nonsense “set it and forget it” package, perfect for restaurants, commercial installations and residential projects. Working with recycled plastic lumber not only reduces production costs, but it also requires NO maintenance, reducing your cost of ownership over time compared to wood planters. The plastic lumber they use is made from recycled post-consumer HDPE (high-density polyethylene) from milk jugs and other polyethylene packaging that would normally be destined for landfills. DeepStream Designs gives back to the environment by planting trees in HAITI through "Trees for the Future".
The mission of Delray Lighting has always been to create energy efficient, environmentally responsible lighting fixtures, while providing style for today’s dynamic interior designs. Energy efficient lamps and ballasts: Compact Fluorescent, Ceramic Metal Halide, T5/T5HO, and LED light sources in efficient luminaires, combined with the best power factor ballasts for standard and dimming, ensure the lowest wattage per square foot. All Delray products are offered with multiple dimming ballast options to accommodate simple scene control or energy management strategies, like daylight harvesting,programmable/addressable switching, or step dimming.
Dero Bike Rack Company is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and has a LEED certified engineer on staff. They are also members of Minnesota Waste Wise, a program that helps businesses and organizations reduce waste, save money and protect the environment. Dero employees receive financial incentives to bike, bus, walk, or carpool to work. Currently, over a third of Dero employees bike or walk to work on a regular basis. See how Dero can help you earn LEED credits on your project.
The basic DOGIPOT® concept is itself inherently eco-friendly, and DOGIPOT® has been very environmentally conscious with respect to the design and use of materials in its products. All of DOGIPOT's® products (except one) are currently manufactured with some portion of recycled content (i.e. recycled steel, aluminum, plastic or fiberglass) and all of DOGIPOT's® products are made with recyclable materials. The Poly DOGVALET® is the only product not made with recycled content due to quality issues caused by using recycled material; however, its content material is recyclable.
Yes, Vinyl IS Green. Aside from having No Deck or Roof (which uses NO products, consumes NO energy, and creates NO landfill waste or need to recycle), Duradek is your GREEN choice for Outdoor Waterproof Flooring. When compared to products that perform the SAME function, consider the following: PVC's one-step application and longevity compare favorably to the multiple application and reapplication requirements of liquid-applied systems, saving many trips to the job, which in turn consumes less energy. As a waterproof roof or deck, compared to alternatives, DURADEK IS THE GREENER CHOICE!
Green is good: good business, good for the planet, and good for each of us. The logistics of sustainability take real effort, however. And it is not always easy, but it is an important effort, with a payoff at the end. In the rush of day-to-day business, Duratherm's effort at sustainability has been one of the most fulfilling and satisfying aspects of their business. It helps their employees, leadership team and clients. It enhances every project and enriches the communities they serve. Sustainability means better business, it brings the highest technologies into Duratherm's production and management systems. It increases awareness of the impact our company has, and, importantly, it has brought increased efficiencies to everything they do.
EasyTurf Synthetic Grass is not only one of the most effective water conservation products available, but also environmentally friendly in many other ways and is a trully "green" product. It is 100% recyclable, reduces carbon emissions, re-utilizes waste and preserves California’s water resources. With EasyTurf, you get a beautiful, virtually maintenance free water saving lawn that saves you money and helps our planet by providing an ideal water saving landscape.
Every small step you take to reduce electricity usage helps save our environment. Ecoglo products let you recycle natural sunlight or artificial light. No electricity is required. Ecoglo also goes green by using recycled aluminum. All products are non-toxic and non-radioactive. Designed to last the life of your facility, Ecoglo avoids maintenance costs. Ultimately, Ecoglo is recyclable which avoids the cost of landfill dumping.
Eco-Roofs’ Standard and AGR™ green roof systems are tray or modular systems with an emphasis on green roof technology. The modular approach when compared to the traditional built-in-place and intensive style of green roof is much lighter, faster and easier to install. The Eco-Roofs system has improved on what most modular systems have done by making the standard module one that arrives on the rooftop with 95% or more already established vegetative cover.
Dedicated to improving the environment, EcoStar manufactures roofing tiles that are composed of up to 80% recycled post-industrial rubber and plastic. These post-industrial materials consist of waste that includes car bumpers and baby diaper production remnants. The manufacture of EcoStar tiles prevents these materials from ending up in landfills. Because of their recycled content, EcoStar roofing tiles feature incredible strength and flexibility and provide long-lasting performance. The use of EcoStar products also preserves valuable natural resources, as no trees are used and no stones are quarried in the production of EcoStar's Seneca Shake™ and Majestic Slate™ Tiles. Because of their eco-friendly efficiency, EcoStar products can significantly contribute toward LEED® credit requirements. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is the national standard for the development of high-performance sustainable buildings.
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.
Our products are made from 100% naturally occurring materials. We also take great strides to ensure that our products are 100% environmentally safe. Watching specific elements of how unique agricultural products perform in nature, Envirobond's research focused on developing a product line that was green in function and form. By mixing a powdered plant glue with crushed aggregate, Envirobond was initially created as an alternative to Asphalt for trails and pathways. This trailway product, when activated by water, hardened up and provided erosion resistance against washouts. Shortly after the success of the trailway product, it was noticed that contractors began using it as ajoint filler for large natural stone joints, such as flagstone. This niche market was uncovered as a tremendous opportunity.
Envirolok LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrecol LLC, a leading producer of high quality native prairie seeds and plants, specialty landscaping tools, and specialty erosion control systems. Founded in 1991 to promote sustainable ecology to every day landscape challenges, Agrecol nurseries now offer over 250 species of native seeds and plants.
The XLERATOR hand dryer from Excel Dryer delivers 3 times faster hand drying power when compared to conventional dryers. XLERATOR also uses 80 percent less energy than other hand dryers on the market while delivering a 95 percent cost savings and source reduction over paper towels. As a result, the XLERATOR hand dryer helps facilities qualify for LEED credits, including EA (Earth and Atmosphere) Credit 1 - Optimizing Energy Performance.
From Design to manufacture, Fermob remains committed to nature… Caring for, protecting and improving nature, by creating furniture that shows it off to its best advantage is something that has always come naturally at Fermob, almost as if it were written in the genes of its products and its company values. Indeed, nature and the environment is something we think about every day at Fermob.
For almost 100 years, Filtrine has been promoting serving “Bottle Water Quality” drinking water without the bottles. In the early 1920s, Filtrine designed a drinking water filter/cooler/dispenser that hooked up to the city water supply to replace the use of 5 gallon water jugs, saving money and storage space. Today Filtrine offers the streamlined Model B103, the original water bottle filling station. Add Filtrine’s famous central drinking water chiller, and earn LEED credits while encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.
ForeverLawn synthetic turf products are safe, soft, and environmentally friendly. With their vertical drainage rainwater is filtered back into the water table naturally because ForeverLawn is permeable. With ForeverLawn you will use less water, eliminate pesticides and fertilizers, provide effective erosion control, and improve air quality by reducing emissions. ForeverLawn products are between 30-35% green by weight. ForeverLawn installed systems (with rubber infill) are between 60-65% green by weight. ForeverLawn products feature award winning BioCel™ Turf Backing Systems from UTT. BioCel™, a new, environmentally-sensitive high performance polyurethane backing for carpet and synthetic turf - developed by Universal Textile Technologies, was awarded the Grand Prize for Environmental Initiatives presented by Buildings Magazine at NeoCon in Chicago in June, 2004.
Forms+Surfaces are active participants in green building councils worldwide and current members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Emirates Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance. Lead by a sustainability team that stays up-to-date on evolving International building standards, their involvement will continue to grow as needs arise and new opportunities for staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship are identified. Recycling programs have been implemented in all of Forms+Surfaces facilities, maximizing landfill diversion. Additionally, over ninety percent of their site furniture product lines are now manufactured with FSC certified wood as the standard. This certification serves as a guarantee that the wood has been harvested in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Forms+Surfaces goal is to convert all site products to FSC certified wood as the standard by the end of 2009.
Because Fox Blocks’ parent company, Airlite Plastics, is making plastic products for multiple industries, there is a constant supply of first-generation recycled material. This material moves within our own facilities, reducing costs and making for a smaller carbon foot print. The resulting insulated foam and plastic ties are of a higher quality and have greater consistency. At Airlite Plastics, there are a large number of machine presses molding plastic products to specific tolerances. Anything that does not meet the specification for the different product specifications is set aside and designated as usable plastic waste (scrap) to be recycled. None of this plastic scrap leaves the plant, so there is ZERO plastic landfill contribution. These out-of-spec products are transferred under the same roof to the Recycling Area. While at the recycling station, the plastic scrap is mechanically ground into flakes, pelletized, and then put through a proprietary process to be remanufactured. This 1st generation recycled plastic is then transferred to the production machine presses to mold Fox Blocks ICF plastic webs and corner brackets. These fresh molded webs and corner brackets are then delivered to the EPS Division plant, on site, for placement into the foam molds that produce finished Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms. This internal recycling process dramatically lowers the overall ICF manufacturing carbon footprint because there are minimal transportation costs, as everything is performed on site. So, Fox Blocks not only contributes to sustainability by constructing long-last buildings resilient to extreme weather events, we support sustainability and recycling in our manufacturing processes.
Cooler Pavements Mean Safer, More Comfortable Pavements Available in a range of both light and dark colors, StreetBondSR™ can contribute LEED® credits to sustainable construction projects and is an ideal and affordable solution for green hardscape design. StreetBondSR™ can be used on untextured asphalt and also as the color treatment component for StreetPrint® – genuine stamped asphalt.
... 'LEED' by example Specifying plant-based Go Green artificial grass means not only are you choosing the most environmentally friendly artificial grass, but it also contributes to LEED v.4 credits in several categories and meets all water reduction prerequisites. This means no need for pesticides to maintain a lawn, or wasteful water use to keep it green.
As compared to wood decking, all alternative decking products are much more eco-friendly and sustainable. As compared to other alternative decking products, Green Bay Decking's formula is also superior. Their composite deck systems have been used on green LEED-certified buildings and projects for commercial, residential, and marine use. View their LEED statement for additional information. Green Bay Decking products contain rice hulls, a rapidly-renewable resource made from the discarded outer husks of rice kernels, and discarded paper pulp, a by-product of the paper-making process. Because of the close proximity of the local manufacturer that provides their paper by-product we qualify for additional LEED credits. Both rice hulls and paper by-product would often otherwise be incinerated or sent to land fills.
GREENscreen® provides endless possibilities for trellising, fencing, and other vertical trellis panel. When the panel is combined with evergreen or climbing vines, GREENscreen® forms a beautiful landscaping system that defines or encloses space, provides privacy, and offers shading for more sustainable construction.Greenscreen® is made of recyclable material.
Hacker Industries, Inc. has an ongoing commitment to our environment. We have been using recycled content, since the first bag of FIRM-FILL® Gypsum Concrete was shipped thirty years ago. That commitment informs the decisions that we have made not just in the formulation of our products, but in the sound mats that we use and in the policies of our corporate headquarters. We intend to continue to make enviromentally friendly decisions for the next thirty years.
FieldTurf's synthetic turf systems for athletic fields are designed to meet stringent criteria required to potentially earn points under 1 out of 10 categories of LEED-NC. Based on this criteria, FieldTurf's products can assist architects and designers in obtaining up to 10 points toward LEED certification.
Henderson's modular playgrounds are composed primarily of galvanized steel tubing, HDPE plastics, and PVC-free coated-steel decks. They are guaranteed to last a minimum of 25 years. And at the end of their long life, steel and HDPE plastic are easily recycled. In fact, recycling your scrap steel generates money that you can put toward the purchase of your next playground. Henderson makes it a priority to use recycled, recyclable, and renewable resources wherever possible. Not to mention the reduced consumption that takes place in Henderson's lean manufacturing facilities. Henderson is always on the lookout for smarter materials and manufacturing methods to help reduce waste and lower the carbon footprint of their products.
The SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance has certified Hoover Treated Wood Products Inc. as a Multi-Site Chain of Custody company. This assessment is in compliance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation manual. As a multi-site SmartWood Chain of Custody company, each of the Hoover manufacturing facilities can process and ship FSC certified wood. This national distribution affords the timely introduction of products to satisfy the requirements for certified wood. As the nation’s largest supplier of fire retardant treated wood for commercial construction projects, Hoover's products are designed to meet the demands of the LEED® building rating system, which requires that wood products carry an FSC chain of custody.
Hospital Systems, Inc is certified as a Green Company by the State of California. Their Green certification was received after passing numerous audits including; power consumption, water usage, and waste storage. It is HSI's intent, drive and focus to minimize their carbon footprint everyday. Having a green certification is a public affirmation of HSI’s commitment to providing a healthier environment for their staff, customers and the patients they serve.
As a manufacturer, Hufcor recognizes the importance of innovation in sustainable design. Hufcor partitions are manufactured with raw materials such as gypsum, steel, aluminum, glass and wood. Specified percentages of these materials can contribute to the achievement of LEED points in the Materials and Resources Category of the LEED rating system. The materials in Hufcor products can also contribute to the achievement of LEED points in the Indoor Environmental Quality and Regional Materials categories. Use of glasswall partitions may contribute to the 8.2 Daylight and Views category. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Hufcor is committed to being an industry leader when it comes to protecting the environment, by reducing pollutants and minimizing our environmental impact on air, water and land.
Hunter produces a full range of water-efficient products for residential and commercial use, as well as for golf course applications, including its legendary pop-up gear-driven rotors, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, central controllers, and weather sensors. As the innovation leaders, Hunter holds more than 250 product patents and 40 trademarks, starting with the Hunter PGP® in 1983, the pop-up gear-driven rotor that revolutionized the irrigation industry. Recent product innovations include the intelligent and intuitive I-Core controller, for demanding commercial and high-end residential applications; the ultra-efficient Lumineux luminaire, with LED components boasting up to 80% decreased energy costs; and the simple ET system Solar Sync, with automatic, weather-based adjustments.
METALCO sustainable energy and manufacturing process: The greatest attention is given to the ecology, specifically through: the use of wood from certified forests that are managed fairly and responsibly; 100% recyclable products in every component; energy demands completely covered by their own photovoltaic system installed on the roof of their building. Metalco avoids emitting around 5,000 tones of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, equivalent to the consumption of 300 homes.
Increte Systems is pleased to pursue sustainability and positive environmental impact in its manufacturing practices, eco-friendly products and engineered systems. Increte Systems understands the critical impact that Sustainable Design and Green Building can have on our world. They also realize that for Increte Systems to have an impact as a supplier to the decortive industry, they must make it part of their company's culture to provide sustainable building design solutions which achieve social and environmental objectives while providing economic balance.
The manufacturing process to make clay masonry is very efficient with almost no waste of materials. To reduce environmental impact, all unused clay is recycled and modern pollution controls have significantly reduced any production air discharges. Clay Masonry can make a significant contribution toward earning LEED points on a project. While no one product or material alone can earn LEED credit points, clay masonry can be used as part of a strategy to earn points in 15 credit categories.
Invisible Structures, Inc. offers a complete suite of stormwater management products which not only protect the environment, but actually enhance it. Their products process stormwater naturally, preventing erosion and soil migration, and cleaning water of contaminants. Their entire family of products is manufactured from some or all recycled plastics and can make help to impact LEED accreditation, with credits in Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
The ISO Clip provides a thermally broken and intermittent structural attachment for cladding systems to exterior wall assemblies. The clip is fabricated from Z-275 galvanized steel, and over-molded with a plastic isolator. Both horizontal and vertical steel girts can be attached to the ISO Clip, as shown below in Figures 1 & 2. The horizontal flange of the clip has a punched slot that allows the sub-girt to be adjusted and fastened to the clip. The plastic isolator between the metal clip and the wall provides a thermal break that reduces thermal bridging. For steel stud assemblies, the clips are fastened through the exterior sheathing directly to the steel studs using self-drilling screws.
Jain Irrigation Systems will neither advocate to maintain status-quo nor encourage exploitation of natural resources for short term economic objectives. Instead, through sound and sustainable practices, they shall establish a creative partnership between development and environment. Increase in green cover, conservation of scarce resources, control of pollution, promotion of economic progress are important guiding lights they will follow for nurturing such a relationship. Jain Irrigation Systems will fulfill this policy by committing themsselves to continuous improvement, updation of their processes, products and facilities, on one hand, and through spreading awareness, education and training of associates, on the other.
Jerith Aluminum Fences are made from 47.5% recycled content and Jerith Patriot Ornamental Wire Fences are made from 67.7% recycled content. Projects using Jerith products are eligible for 2 points in the MR Credit 4: Recycled Content category. If further information is needed regarding LEED, please call Jerith's Customer Service Department at 800-344-2242 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
K2 Stone is a vertically integrated company that quarries, processes and distributes natural stone products for interior and exterior building applications. As both the quarrier and distributor, K2 Stone is able to uphold industry leading quality standards, and provide an unmatched level of customization. K2 Stone strives to support the communities where they live, work and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ signifies U.S. Green Building Council’s endeavor to provide a national rating system for developing sustainable building designs and construction. These guidelines help create "green buildings” by using natural resources without destroying the ecological equilibrium. Keene can help you achieve LEED Credits, contact us today to learn more.
Keystone Ridge Designs’ core product line is intended for outdoor use to beautify public spaces and enhance outdoor environments. With such a close connection to the outdoors, Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc.® remains aware of the issues that face the environment and strives to be conscious of how their designs and manufacturing processes can contribute to a greener community. Offering long-lasting, durable products that innately support LEED® building requirements by their very applications and employing everyday company procedures that support conservation, Keystone Ridge Designs continue to implement green initiatives and improve upon their efforts to preserve the environment.
Kichler® LED accent lighting, deck, patio and step lights allow for complete energy efficient installations without compromising the quality of the light output or color temperature. Kichler’s LED's use 75% less energy resulting in lower operating costs and a reduction of light pollution in the environment. Kichler LED Landscape Lighting also provides dramatically reduced operating costs, ultimate precision in lighting design and reduced costs in transformers required for the installation. The new LED will make the neighbors green with envy and the planet green with pride, reshaping the way you think about Accent Lighting.
All production of the toilet partitions are completed at the Knickerbocker facility in Freeport, NY., U.S.A. Their product is produced with an average minimum of 75% (combined post industrial / post consumer) recycled content. The honeycomb core of the partitions and screens (which makes up a very small percentage of the finished product) is produced with 10-15% (combined post industrial / post consumer) recycled content.
Kolbe believes that quality is in the details and strives to make a difference both in how they manufacture their products and the ways in which this makes a positive impact on the environment. Kolbe products can help contribute in numerous ways to the criteria these organizations have established for a project to earn green building certification. They also have a LEED® certified staff member to assist architects, designers and construction professionals with green building technical questions and to serve as a liasion with their manufacturing team.
KONE develops products and services that are environmentally sound throughout their lifecycles. The KONE EcoSpace Machine Room-Less elevator is a good example of a KONE innovation that contributes to sustainable development. Its environmentally-sound design concept results in cost and energy savings. KONE offers a Green Calculator tool that allows you to calculate your savings based on a switch from hydraulic elevators to KONE EcoSpace.
As natives of the Sonoran Desert, Kornegay Design are uniquely aware of the sensitive relationship between their business practices and the surrounding environment. Kornegay Design is committed to minimizing their water usage during production and to recycling all office and production waste products. At Kornegay Design, they work together to minimize waste and recycle whenever possible.They recycle all concrete waste, concrete bags, sand and office materials. Despite their continued growth, they have reduced their waste by 50% since 2007.
LaCantina Doors supports green design and is a proud member of the US Green Building Council. From utilizing energy efficient NFRC rated glass, to using recycled packaging and materials, to offering LEED certification, LaCantina Doors is committed to green build practices, sustainability and responsible stewardship.
With their roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in their facility, Lanscape Forms Inc. meets their customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.
As part of their commitment to sustainable communities, Landscape Structures has partnered with Global ReLeaf®, a program of American Forests, to plant trees around the globe to offset the carbon produced in the manufacturing of our playstructures. These include PlayBooster®, PlayShaper®, PlaySense® and Evos™.
Sustainability and safety are two of the hottest trends in the building and playground industries today. PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc., which produces the commercial playground equipment brand, Little Tikes Commercial, is now making it easy for builders, owners and communities to meet their green and safety goals. The company has announced a host of new certifications that can help customers comply with sustainability and safety requirements. PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. proudly adheres to the highest green and quality standards possible. When customers purchase the Little Tikes Commercial brand of products, PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. can now offer points toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) certification. PlayPower LT now meets both the ISO 14001 and the OHSAS 18001 standards.
The soil in green roof systems acts like a sponge and absorbs excess rain water. Research has shown that extensive green roof systems can reduce runoff by up to 90+% annually (varies with climate, soil and pitch of roof). Green roofs reduce the impact of each new building on the municipal storm drainage system and surrounding watershed. They reduce flooding, erosion and artificial heating of water which helps preserve fisheries and other aquatic life. Green roofs reduce the need for on-site storm water management systems and according to Seattle based Magnusson Klemencic Associates, under certain conditions, can offset the cost of a green roof by 30 to 60%. When combined with an effective rain garden (bioswale), green roofs can make it possible to have zero discharge of rainwater from the site, therefore saving money by not having to connect to the storm sewer system. The LiveRoof® System can help you achieve LEED certification in several categories.
As part of Lumascape's green strategy, the company strives to research energy efficient lighting technology; reduce power consumption through the use of efficient LED and low wattage lamp sources; wherever possible, manufacture products from materials that can be recycled; design easy to maintain, quality products that have a long service life; implement sound production techniques that conserve natural resources and use equipment that is compliant with appropriate environmental standards.
As a premier manufacturer of bike racks and bike parking systems, Madrax promotes “green” by encouraging biking as an integral part of society. Madrax bike racks are installed in schools, office complexes, parking garages, residences, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and anywhere else people bike as a destination. Likewise, Thomas Steele is inherently committed to "green" by encouraging pedestrian-friendly projects and environments. Many communities are finding that a streetscapes program is an excellent way to offer an outstanding quality of life for their residents.
The Maglin Site Furniture commitment to quality is about more than the products they make - it's about how they make them. You receive superior long-term performance and the environment gets a break. By using many high quality recycled materials, wood from managed forests, lead free e-coating and solvent-free powdercoating, Maglin produces distinctive public site furniture - many recyclable themselves - that meet and exceed sustainability goals. Metal is the world's most recycled material and is fully recyclable. Maglin's aluminum casting components contain 95% recycled content (57% post consumer, 38% post industrial). Steel components are electrocoated (E-coated) - the same process used by the automotive industry because of its proven durability and rust protection. Maglin's E-coating process uses lead-free paint and chrome-free sealers in a closed system - significantly reducing hazardous emissions.
Mansfield Plumbing (MPP) is committed to the sustainability of the environment in everything they do. MPP is proud to contribute in the following areas: Material Conservation, Kiln Loading Optimization and Detailed Production Scheduling, Product Development and Manufacturing, Operating Efficiency, and Recycling.
Mapes glazing and extruded aluminum products can perform at higher levels beyond the scope of the standards in the LEED rating system. In such cases, project teams have several options when specifying Mapes high performance architectural systems, including a request for a Credit Interpretation Ruling (CIR) from the USGBC Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Another strategy is to document the exemplary performance of Mapes assemblies from a whole building design perspective in the LEED Innovation in Design credit category.
Maxxon's underlayment and sound control mats are now ALWAYS "Green". In today's building market, architects, designers, and building owners alike want solutions that offer superior performance and make environmental sense. Maxxon Underlayments offer the complete package, environmentally friendly with fast installation and drying time, and also may contribute toward earning points for LEED® project certification. Maxxon's Underlayments are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified... the most stringent product emission criteria in the market. Maxxon's Acousti-Mat® II, Enkasonic®, and Acousti-Mat® 3 are now always offered with 40% pre-consumer recycled content and are GREENGUARD Children & Schools certified. Covered with a GREENGUARD-certified Maxxon underlayment, the Acousti-Mat systems are the ultimate in green-friendly sound control solutions! Maxxon Corporation is a founding member of the Mississippi Headwaters Chapter of the USGBC.
We start with Italian porcelain that is manufactured without the use of harmful chemicals, varnishes and resins. This ensures that Mbrico products will never release toxic gases, even when exposed to flames. Further, we ensure that each component is built to meet LEED standards, meaning you can earn up to 10 LEED credits for using Mbrico. And, our commitment to sustainability carries through over the life of your deck- unlike lumber, plastic, composite, or concrete alternatives that need to be replaced frequently, Mbrico decks are designed to last a lifetime on your property, instead of in a landfill.
NanaWall is a Lifestyle, not just a green product. The flexibility of the operable glass walls create a smaller carbon foot print by allowing designers to have flexible use spaces (interior & exterior), natural ventilation, daylight and exhilarating views. NanaWall operable glass wall systems creates value, luxury and shelter. The NanaWall is energy efficient, acoustical, and weather-resistant, including systems to withstand hurricanes. But the real value of the NanaWall is the Exhilarating Room Transformation owners and guests experience when you open the glass wall system and the outdoor environment and indoor environment becomes one seamless environment.
As an advocate of sustainable design, NDS offers a number of products that may significantly contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits earned. As described in the LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, the following products can earn a project LEED credits: EZ Roll Grass Paver, EZ Roll Gravel Paver, Tufftrack, Grass Paver, Flo-Well, EZflow, Drip Irrigation.
Within the past three years, Niland Company has conducted numerous amounts of research and has developed LED panels they are proud to bring to the market. Combining advanced circuit board technology with potted ballasts Niland LEDs are rated for up to a 100,000 hours life expectancy with savings of 64%. LEDs provide instant on and crisp white light that proves for higher visual acuity far beyond that of High Pressure Sodium.
Noble sheet membranes contain an average of 11% of post-industrial scrap. During the manufacturing process, reclaimable sheet material is reintroduced into the production system and is made into new product. Other scrap membrane is utilized by our marketing department for use as promotional product samples. Noble Company also manufactures ready-to-tile shower accessories, such as Niches, Benches and Curbs, that are made from polystyrene. 100% of the scrap material from the manufacturing process of these products is repurposed or recycled and returned to our local supplier. Other recycling practices in our manufacturing processes include: water used in the manufacturing process of Noble sheet membranes, oil from production equipment, and materials from dust collectors.
Brampton Brick can help maximize the number of LEED credits you wish to achieve by producing a product specific to your design needs. We can work with you to determine what level of certification you wish to achieve and how to help get you there. Our Clay Brick and Concrete Products can be modified to achieve maximum LEED credits. Talk with your local Brampton Brick sales representative to learn how.
OKITE® is a natural quartz surfacing material. Highly stain and scratch resistant, this beautiful and durable non-porous material is easy to clean and never needs sealing or polishing – a distinctive advantage over granite, marble, limestone or soapstone, which all require routine maintenance. Available in an array of colors, OKITE® is the product of choice for nearly all environments, including residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects. Additionally, OKITE® is certified by “NSF” since it does not support the growth of bacteria on its surface. “NSF” and GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certification make OKITE® the product of choice of high demanding Professionals and Consumers. Applications of OKITE® are all the indoor surfacing application for condominiums, hotels, healthcare and commercial projects such as: kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, desks, reception counters, interior wall cladding, night stands, shower surrounds, bath tubs, and shower floors.
OLY-OLA EDGINGS ARE 100% RECYCLED . To be environmentally friendly and cost effective, all plastic edging manufacturers use some amount of reprocessed or recycled material to produce their edging. As in all recycled material, the more a material is used, ground up and reused, the compounds begin to weaken and break down; therefore, reprocessed material can range greatly in quality. Oly-Ola is different because they are very selective of the reprocessed material that goes into their edging products. In fact, the majority of the raw material comes from post-industrial plastics and is purchased from a consistent supplier. Oly-Ola knows what to expect and their expectations are high when it comes to choosing a material that will ultimately need to live up to our exceptional guarantee.
As stewards of the environment, Otterbine Barebo, Inc. strives to sustain natural resources for future generations. As demand for water increases exponentially, it’s more important than ever for to be environmentally conscious and do what can be done to aid in water conservation and the treatment of earth’s most valuable asset, water. Oceans and natural lakes thrive and live because they have mass circulation that allows them to transfer oxygen into their systems. This circulation and oxygen transfer have allowed these bodies of water to stay healthy for centuries. When you consider that the demand for global water has grown 150% over the last 40 years, the need for effective water management becomes critical to be able to meet the needs of the future. Not only can Otterbine systems effectively recycle water, but they can also enhance the beauty and function of almost any setting.
Brick manufacturing has made great strides toward environmental stewardship by substantially decreasing the amount of embodied energy required to produce a standard brick, and through programs to minimize waste, emissions, and impact on the environment. Brick is a durable cladding material that can be used to meet multiple sustainable design objectives in a project, whether complying with a specific environmental building rating system or not.
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.
Progressive Design Playgrounds designs and manufactures state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly commercial children's playground equipment and recreation site furnishings. Each Progressive Design Playgrounds play structure is created through a unique process of transforming tens of thousands of recycled milk containers into 100% HDPE (high-density polyethylene) recycled plastic lumber (RPL). By replacing conventional playground materials with this futuristic plastic, each play structure saves anywhere from 10 to 20 trees and effectively utilizes millions of recycled milk containers each year that would otherwise be filling up precious landfill space.
Permaloc Corporation has dedicated itself to creating products that are environmentally friendly and beneficial to sustainable design. Permaloc Corporation strives to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, minimize environmental impact, and relate people with the natural environment through our manufactured products and our corporate culture.
PolyGrate™ maintains a smaller carbon footprint by more than 15% compared to typical cast iron tree grate solutions. This is achieved by reduced fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions and its lightweight for shipment and installation. PolyGrate™ is made of 100% post-consumer plastics and is recyclable, non-toxic and will never leach harmful contaminants into surrounding soils.
PolyPavement is LEED compliant and can contribute to attaining LEED Credits in many categories for pavement . Because PolyPavement incorporates natural, indigenous soil, and has a much higher SRI (Solar Reflective Index) than black asphalt, and can be up to 100% recycled, it is favored by many green builders and architects. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, PolyPavement is non-toxic to plants and animals and it contains no known carcinogenic ingredients such as vinyl acetate or acetaldehyde. It has been tested and proven safe for sensitive aquatic life and does not leach into the ground water. PolyPavement may be applied in environmentally sensitive areas without worry or concern.
Over the past 30 years, Presto Geosystems has been an environmental steward and leader in the use of recycled plastics, manufacturing valuable stormwater and soil stabilization products from consumer waste materials that would otherwise be landfilled. Presto Geosystems’ products offer eco-friendly, low-environmental-impact solutions with high environmental value. Achieving a high LEED® rating is a sign of their customers' commitment to smart building, incorporating highly-efficient and recycled materials, and reducing land space, water and energy use. Many of their products contribute to US Green Building Council LEED® green building credits for reducing stormwater runoff, reducing the heat island effect, utilization of recycled materials and reducing site disturbance.
Sill Plate is a tough, versatile pressure-treated lumber. Like borate-treated lumber, it’s guaranteed to stop termites and prevent decay, plus it’s compatible with carbon steel (black iron) fasteners. But unlike borate-treated lumber, it requires no special handling. ProWood's sill plate lumber is both reliable and easy to work with, combining the advantage of several green certifications with the power to stand up to decades of pests and the elements. Sill plate MCA (micronized copper azole) treated lumber is approved for any aboveground exterior application. Whenever the situation calls for superior quality pressure-treated lumber, consider the product that can handle it all.
Manufactured from 100% recycled plastic bags, effectively keeping millions of non-degradable bags out of public landfills. Because it can be filled with natural land cover like grass, it helps reduce the “Heat Island Effect”, where higher city temperatures result from non-permeable surfaces like asphalt and concrete absorbing instead of reflecting the sun’s energy. This is important because the higher city temperatures increase air pollution levels, and heat-related illness and fatalities, and put extra pressure on our energy generation network. Ecoraster’s® environmentally-sustainable permeability allows surface water to soak through the soil and plants, which do an excellent job of filtering out pollutants, and therefore helps maintain ground water quality and avoid environmental problems caused by storm water runoff. By providing a solid structure for soil, Ecoraster® prevents soil compaction, further decreasing storm water runoff and preventing soil erosion.
Rain Bird’s products exemplify the state-of-the-art in water conserving irrigation technology. From features like pressure regulating stems on spray heads and the industry’s most efficient nozzles to cutting edge technology like the new ET Manager, Rain Bird’s products save water. Every new product or service developed at Rain Bird is assessed for its contribution to The Intelligent Use of Water before it is justified for development or acquisition. Rain Bird has one of the largest indoor irrigation testing facilities in the world. The full-time technical staff continually test new and current products for quality and accuracy of operating specifications. Every Rain Bird product undergoes constant testing to ensure it meets operating specifications and quality standards.
Biosol, The All-Organic Natural Fertilizer, is a 100% organic long lasting fertilizer with soil improving consequences. Biosol lacks salt and is therefore suitable for greenhouse crops and arid/low precipitation areas. The risk of nitrate leaching is very low because of the organic fixation of the nutrients and nitrogen, providing the ultimate use of nutrients.Biosol is a safe and ecological fertilizer because of the selected raw materials and added vitamins. Since Biosol is 100% organic, it is safe to use around children and animals.
RoLanka is an environmentally concerned company that supplies high quality, economical and environmentally friendly products for sediment control, soil bioengineering, erosion control, wetland restoration, turf reinforcement and horticultural applications. The natural by-product, coir (coconut fiber) is the basis for most RoLanka products. RoLanka's technical expertise combined with direct access to abundant coir resources allows them to provide well-engineered, environmentally-safe and economical coir products for various applications in environmental restorations. A healthy environment supports a healthy human population.
Greening applications demonstrate the intelligent use of Ronstan cables, nets and mesh to provide an essential trellis structure for vertical gardens in the tightest building envelope. Ronstan’s green wall systems offer shading as well as a sculptural solution for spaces with increased urban density and a reduced urban heat island effect. A living vertical garden contributes toward sustainable design and creates a unique aesthetic through the use of vegetation and flowers.
That means we’re not just committed to making better products – we’re dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment as well. Our “green” products meet high environmental standards and may contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Certification System. From tiles and treads to wall base and adhesives, our EcoEffects® products meet high environmental standards without compromising color selection, performance, durability or style.
Roseburg is one of North America’s single largest producers of green wood products. From construction wood products to value-added decorative hardwood and thermally fused laminate panels, Roseburg offers a wide selection of options for green building projects. All our products are manufactured domestically from the finest raw materials available in the market. With Roseburg, you have virtually unlimited options.
Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.
S.I. Storey Lumber Company believes their practices are sound and environmentally friendly. Most of their employees live near where they work or have multi-generational ties to the area in which they operate. The company grew up here and still lives here. This is their neighborhood and they take pride in that. They take care of their surroundings and believe in the product they produce. One of the advantages of wood is that it is the best insulator of all structural building materials, with millions of tiny air cells trapped within its cellular structure providing a barrier against heat and cold. An inch of wood is 15 times as efficient an insulator as concrete, 400 times as efficient as steel, and 1,770 times as efficient as aluminum. So, homes and other buildings built with wood require far less energy to heat and cool, thus conserving fossil fuels and coal. Another benefit of using wood is that it is reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable.
SimTek Fence cares about the environment. The SimTek Fence system is made with recycled and recyclable polyethylene plastic, a maintenance-free solution. SimTek patented fence will never need painting or staining; nor will it warp, fade or crack. The product is warranted for a lifetime to be free from manufacturing defects.
SiteScapes thoroughly recognizes the critical importance of utilizing recycled materials in their benches and receptacles in an effort to preserve the delicate global ecosystem and they embrace the opportunity to take part in the "Green Building" movement. Their commitment derives from the desire to protect valuable natural resources, conserve energy, reduce environmental pollutants, and help diminish landfills. SiteScapes hope is to build each bench with the Earth in mind and to leave this earth a better place.
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.
SPARK products are energy-efficient and designed to be as clean-burning as possible, nearly eliminating any carbon monoxide or soot. SPARK is proud to be a member of the United States Green Building Council, a non-profit community of leaders working to make sustainable building technologies accessible to everyone.
STI firestop materials and pathway devices are high quality firestop products designed with the environment in mind. Wherever possible, formulations include material obtained from recycled sources. STI takes steps to minimize or eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Further, these products are nontoxic and do not contain asbestos or halogens. Their attention to the environment does not end with the product. Strict and effective methods are employed to reduce packaging and promote the use of packaging with recycled material content.
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.
Stego Industries, LLC is involved in the research, design, development, production and marketing of proactive moisture solutions for use in various construction-related applications. EPA mandated water-based adhesive products, new energy codes, and the growing liability for mold and contaminants have forced the building industry to re-evaluate, and switch to cost-effective, solution-oriented products which will help control moisture, moisture vapor, radon gas and other contaminants. Both Stego Wrap and Aridus rapid drying concrete help eliminate major moisture sources that can lead to flooring failures, poor indoor air quality, and delayed construction schedules.
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.
Stoneyard.com's New England Fieldstone was created by Mother Nature, making it one of the greenest building products available. In addition, all of the stone comes from within a 75-mile radius of their Littleton, MA location, reducing the amount of shipping and thereby leaving a small carbon footprint. Gathering the stone does not damage the beautiful New England countryside; they only use stone that would have otherwise been plowed over by farmers expanding their plots. Choosing Stoneyard.com's New England Fieldstone means you are purchasing an eco-friendly product that showcases the beauty of nature right at your own home.
Arcadia System is made in the U.S.A. from strong, recycled aluminum. In addition to being made from recyclables though, they are powered by discreet self-sustaining solar panels. These panels will help harvest the power to run the motor that opens and closes the louvers via remote control. Since the panels are self-sustaining, the entire unit operates separate from your home’s electricity and won’t add to your electricity bills. You may even save money on power bills with the temperature control you gain via passive solar heating and cooling.
In addition to their unmatched experience in the U.S. market, SunEarth is rooted in a deep sense of environmental stewardship. Since their founding in 1978, a core precept of their mission has been to actively participate in the task of reducing America’s dangerous dependence on polluting fossil fuels. SunEarth, for example, has supported the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Homes research initiative from its inception. Through the right combination of energy efficiency, solar water heating and on-site renewable generation such as PV, architects can design homes and buildings that are comfortable, affordable and nearly emission free. Zero Energy Homes and Buildings are here today and SunEarth’s manufacturing facility in Fontana, California is a leading example.
Surface America incorporates the industry’s widest collection of recycled materials into their surfacing systems. Surface America utilizes pre-consumer, post-consumer, pre-industrial and post-industrial recycled material components. Most of the recycled material is rubber from post-consumer tires, called SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber). Surface America products can assist architects and designers in obtaining LEED certification.
Suståne Natural Fertilizer of America Inc. is the leader in organic based fertilizers, amendments, and plant biostimulants. Suståne products were founded on the premise that healthy soil is the key to maintaining high quality crops, ornamentals, turf and lawns. Suståne strives to provide the best natural and organic products for environmentally compatible turf, landscapes and food production and is committed to helping protect the earth from production through the final use of its products. All Sustane fertilizers are made from renewable and recycled resources.
SYNLawn is green on top, in the middle and even underneath. Beyond the color, SYNLawn goes a long way towards better environmental sustainability which makes it truly “green.” SYNLawn takes measurable steps in providing products that have an extended lifespan, reduce your carbon footprint, conserve water, and use renewable and recycled materials in manufacturing. Using SYNLawn helps environmentally conscience builders and specifiers with LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project certification. Using SYNLawn with EnviroLoc can contribute LEED points in the areas of Water Efficient Landscaping, Recycled Content, Rapidly Renewable Material and Innovation in Design.
Taylor Entrance Systems is an EnergyStar™ partner with an NFRC U-Value rating on solid opaque doors of .18 meeting today’s most stringent energy requirements. Glass lite units also offer options to meet requirements for glazed openings. Taylor Entrance Systems utilizes energy efficient, polyurethane foam blown at 2.0-2.5 lbs/ft3 that is completely CFC-free in compliance with the Montreal protocol and U.S. environmental standards to prevent destruction to the Earth’s ozone layer. Taylor Entrance Systems speciﬁes that materials used consist of a minimum level of recycled materials or environmentally-friendly standards. Taylor Entrance Systems’ employees participate in a companywide recycling program with receptacles designated for the recycling of paper products, cardboard and all scrap steel.
The Cookson Company, Inc. has and will supply products such as its Rolling Service Doors, Insulated Rolling Service Doors, and Service Fire Doors. These heavy duty doors have a standard 50,000 life cycle design, structural angle guides and bottom bar, cast gears and stops, fabricated steel plate brackets, and a minimum 20 psf windloading. The Cookson family has spent 70 years manufacturing premium rolling door products that have endured the test of time. Cookson rolling doors come standard with the patented FinalCote finish, the most durable standard finish available. And of course, The Cookson Company, Inc. uses recycled materials which meet LEED standards.
Fibar® meets the needs of growing communities and developments by providing green products and a LEED® Sustainability Analysis prepared by a LEED Green Associate.Through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system – and in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (www.usgbc.org) – Fibar® can help you meet the ever changing demands of being an environmentally conscious owner, operator,developer, and community leader.
Sustainability, especially environmental sustainability, is the key to Thomas Steele products. The steel used to manufacture their bike racks and site furnishings is produced in the United States using the basic oxygen furnace process. Recycled content, especially post-consumer recycled content, is an important feature of many green products. Thomas Steele stainless steel bike racks are made of up to 90% recycled material. One Walden recycled plastic bench contains the equivalent of 750 recycled plastic milk jugs! Their recycled plastic consists of high-density polyethylene material (HDPE), also made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The material is graffiti and ultraviolet (UV) resistant and is ideal for outdoor use.
TimberBlindMetroShade is dedicated to supplying the A&D community with Green shading options. As we continue to expand our line of over one thousand SKU's of roller shade fabrics, we are keeping the green building movement as a priority. We invite you to browse our multiple green options to suit your everyday spaces, as we continue to support "The Green Initiative"
TimberTech has the perfect balance of quality and sustainability. TimberTech decking, railing and fencing products are an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to wood and a one-time purchase for most homeowners. Since TimberTech products will not splinter or warp and don’t require any staining or sealing, the wasteful cycle of repair and replacement typical of wood is dramatically reduced. TimberTech creates products with the environment in mind. No trees are cut down for the purpose of making TimberTech products. Their wood flour is recycled from the woodworking industry and keeps more than 100 million pounds of wood waste out of landfills each year. More than 28 million pounds of scrap product is reclaimed and put back into their manufacturing process each year, which saves even more wood and plastic waste from reaching landfills. TimberTech is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Toro Company is committed to the protection of the environment as a company value and sound business strategy. The Toro Company's passion is helping homeowners and professionals create beautiful outdoor spaces, with products, systems and services that are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner. The Toro Foundation and The Toro Company provide numerous grants and scholarships to environmental organizations and programs. In addition, they fund turf management research programs at leading universities and invest in their own agronomic research to help them develop innovative products and technologies that protect and preserve the earth's limited resources.
Total Doors may provide points for your LEED project in the following categories according to LEED version 2.2. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. This system provides a definitive national standard for what constitutes a “green building.”
Tournesol Modular Green Roof Products: The developments in putting green roofs on buildings is helping to give legs to the whole green building movement. While the concept is at heart an environmental one, it is far more practical to the technology than casual observers realize. Green Roof Components by Tournesol Siteworks are simple to specify, practical for both the owner as well as the installing contractor, providing solutions that allow for flexibility and still keep costs low.
Trex is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), developed in part by USGBC, is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED is a point-based system and grades projects that are able to satisfy specific green building criteria. Products can contribute to points under the rating system since LEED criteria are performance-based.
The installation of TrueGrid safeguards from erosion due to vehicle traffic, pedestrian traffic, rainfall, and flooding waterway currents. TrueGrid holds your filler material in place preventing displacement and interblending. The savings from constant repairs to an eroded environment and from the replacing of paving material is valuable to your company’s bottom line. However, the saving from more wear and tear to the environment is the true benefit of using TrueGrid as a paving solution.
TRUNORTHDECK™ is committed to leading the industry with state of the art manufacturing technology which ensures that our products exceed the industry standards. We have been in the extrusion business for over 50 years developing high quality products utilizing superior extrusion and mold methods. Our mission is to manufacture quality environmentally conscious products that are designed to be durable and low maintenance. We are committed to protecting the environment with our recycling and responsible product procurement practices. Our competencies and attention to detail ensure your complete satisfaction with every product. TRUNORTHDECK™ offers a unique system for new deck applications, renovations and resurfacing of existing decks. Our system comes with deck boards, expansion trim, fascia boards, hole plugs and our unique Slide & Go® fastening system.
US Rubber Recycling is a worldwide manufacturer/supplier of high quality flooring products made primarily from recycled rubber and other environmentally friendly compounds that are designed specifically for high traffic or high abuse retail and commercial areas. US Rubber Recycling strives to maintain the high standards set by the "Total Quality Management" philosophy.
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.
Vertex Water Features is a manufacturer and technology leader in the field of environmentally responsible tools to maintain the health of aquatic ecosystems. We are committed to the restoration and maintenance of both naturally occurring freshwater lakes and ponds, and man-made stormwater/pollution retention ponds. Our leading product line of advanced diffused aeration adds oxygen to the water, preventing stratification, thereby reducing the need for chemicals to combat problems.
Through carefully integrated design and innovative use of material and technology, Victor Stanley, Inc.® have committed themselves to manufacturing durable, attractive, strong, comfortable and environmentally sustainable site furniture. From design to production, they continually strive to reduce the energy and resource demands of their manufacturing process. Victor Stanley utilize thousands of tons of recycled material each year to help conserve the planet's natural resources. Their commitment to energy efficiency has resulted in a huge long-term investment in technology and equipment, reducing the net impact on energy resources.
65% Recycled Content - VIVA Railings is proud to offer LEED Material & Resources Credits 4.1 and 4.2 for your LEED Certified projects. All stainless steel products by VIVA Railings, LLC contain a minimum of 65% pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content, with a minimum post-consumer recycled content of 25%.
Recycled Waste Bins, corrugated recycling bins are made from 50 percent recycled material. The outer layer consists of 35 percent recycled office waste. Plastic lumber bins are made of 100 percent recycled milk jugs. The plastic jugs are remade into engineered, preformed boards that are then assembled into recycle bins. These bins come in a wide variety of styles and colors. The high scratch and abrasion resistant bins are ideal for outdoor use.
Energy conservation is not only a financial obligation, it's a moral one. Weather Shield takes its role as a good steward of both energy and environmental conservation seriously-- for the benefit of their customers and their global neighbors. This section outlines their energy saving initiatives and financial incentives, as well as their commitment to the environment as a whole. From glazing options that maximize energy efficiency and personal comfort, to reducing natural resource consumption through sustainable-growth woods, they are working hard to ease the burden on the environment. Their product evolutions include recyclable materials like glass, vinyl and wood, plus utilization of low Volatile Organic Compound paints and sealants. Building green with Weather Shield saves money too.
As one of the leading online distributors of teak furniture in North America, Westminster Teak recognizes the influence it plays on the industry and the impact it has on the environment specifically in regard to forest conservation and management. Westminster Teak has made their company’s policy to source their teak wood from well managed, credibly certified forests. Their factory was the first to join Nusa Hijau, the Indonesian Chapter of the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN), an initiative of WWF®(World Wildlife Fund) to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests. They purchase wood only from Perum Perhutani, the government-managed plantation that promotes biodiversity and the livelihoods of the people that depend on them. And, because it is the only source in their supply chain for wood base material, they have 100% transparency; they know exactly where all their lumber comes from for every component of their furniture; from the forest-floor to retail floor.
Windsor’s products are compatible with green building. They have examined the energy efficiency of their products and taken the lifecycle of each product into consideration. The more energy efficient their windows and doors are, the less energy needed to heat and cool people’s homes. The longer their products last, the fewer products that will need to be manufactured and less resources used. Windsor partners with vendors who also make a positive impact on the environment. All of the top vendors that Windsor has aligned with participate in extensive recycling programs and adhere to, or surpass, all local, state and national environmental regulations. Many are considered to be environmental leaders within their industry, manufacturing with recycled materials, receiving awards from organizations such as the DNR and acquiring FSC and SFI certification.
Wishbone began in 1995 with one primary objective ~ to design and build maintenance free, municipal grade outdoor furniture using recycled plastic lumber and recycled metals. Wishbone's commitment to the environment through the use of 100% recycled materials helps create a greener and healthier community for everyone.
As a 100% employee-owned company Woodfold looks at their efforts to minimize their environmental impact as a journey with no end. It will take a relentless pursuit to truly have zero waste and impact on the environment. Over the years Woodfold has gained greater understanding of potential impacts from the entire life of the product. Along the way they have responded by implementing various changes to reduce their environmental impact. Through the strength of their employees they are committed to continuing this journey towards zero environmental impact.
When you choose artificial turf, there's no need to run the sprinklers. With waterless grass, you can have terrific looking landscape turf and contribute to water conservation efforts. Also, waterless grass can result in significant savings on your household water bill. Fake lawns with waterless grass are a smart choice for the environment. Also, fake grass doesn't need any fertilizers or pesticides that can seep harmful chemicals into the ground. Protect the environment by choosing a synthetic lawn made from synthetic turf.
Zeager continues its good environmental practices by supplying a 100% recycled foam drainage product to the greenroof industry . Zeager's involvement started when they were approached by a leading greenroof designer - Roofscapes Inc. about their drainage product called Duradrain® which they had used as a drainage base for their various playground surfacing systems. Roofscapes incorporated this drainage product into their Roofrug® system as a drainage media and to promote root growth. Since then, there has been much excitement about this affordable system since it is excellent for retrofit situations requiring little or no structural enhancements.