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LEED Certification – Green Epoxy Flooring

 

Q.  The term “LEED certification” keeps coming up at work — What’s it all about and how does it apply to “green” epoxy flooring?

A.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It’s an internationally recognized voluntary certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that ensures independent, third party verification of sustainable building practices.  Construction materials, such as certain qualifying epoxy floor coating and concrete resurfacing, can help projects earn LEED points.

Q.  Why should I care?

A.  LEED certification means your building is designed to operate at lower cost, increase in asset value, conserve resources, and minimize waste and emissions.  At the same time, your facility will qualify for tax rebates and other local incentives.

Q.  Does LEED apply to my older structure?

A. Yes!  There is a special LEED rating system for existing buildings. Compliance can help maximize operation efficiency while minimizing the environmental impact of facility maintenance.  Painting concrete floors with low emissions products such as Floropoxy SL, and installing decorative concrete using EcoBlend aggregate with up to 30% recycled content, along with Zero V.O.C. System 4900 Epoxy, can help the LEED points add up!

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Florock/ Crawford Labs is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Please email or call us at 1-800-FLOROCK (345-7625) for assistance with your eco-friendly commercial flooring project.

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