Flowcrete Americas continues to pursue innovation in formulation in order to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for green building materials and comply with USGBC Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) building requirements.
LEED set out a series of energy and environmental design guidelines, which when followed, enable the building to operate at a lower expenditure, increase in asset value, conserve natural resources as well as minimize waste and emissions over the duration of its lifecycle.
Buildings that meet some, but preferably all, of the prerequisites outlined by LEED are able to qualify for certification that leads to tax rebates and other local incentives.
Advances in sustainable flooring technology mean that developers can specify materials that help the project attain credits towards certification in multiple categories.
MR Credit 1.1: Building Reuse: Maintain 75% of Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
MR Credit 1.2: Building Reuse: Maintain 95% of Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
MR Credit 2.1: Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% From Disposal
MR Credit 2.2: Construction Waste Management: Divert 75% From Disposal
MR Credit 4.1: Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)
MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
MR Credit 5.2: Regional Materials: 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
EQ Credit 4.2: Low Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings
For more information on how Flowcrete Americas’ materials can help to qualify for LEED certification download our free White Paper.
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