Choosing Techniseal To Qualify For The LEED Certification
What is the LEED certification?
Created in 1998 by the US Green Building Council, the LEED certification is a North American system that assesses the overall eco-responsible qualities of buildings that are being constructed. 4 levels of excellence have been defined by LEED initiators:
- Basic Certification
- Silver Certification
- Gold Certification
- Platinum Certification
Today, LEED is the most widely used eco-responsible building rating system in the world with more than 1.85 million square feet of newly certified building space on a day-to-day basis.
LEED stands for Leaders in Energy & Environmental Design.
How are buildings assessed to obtain the LEED certification?
The LEED certification is based on an independent evaluation that assesses new constructions according to 8 different criteria categories :
- Location Selection
- Effective water management
- Materials and Resources
- Energy and atmosphere
- Quality of indoor environments
- Location and transfers
- Awareness and training
Why seek the LEED certification?
Several benefits come with the LEED certification.
In addition to being certain that your projects benefit from the best possible social acceptability, you may also enjoy the following benefits:
LEED as a formidable competitive differentiator
No fewer than 61% of corporate executives believe that achieving sustainable development goals translates into increased competitive potential and increased financial performance.
More cost-effective constructions
Between 2015 and 2018, LEED-certified buildings will have saved up to $ 1.2 billion in energy expenditures, $ 149.5 million in water-related expenditures and $ 715.3 million in maintenance costs.
LEED for happier tenants
LEED-certified residential and commercial buildings demonstrate higher recruitment and occupancy rates than buildings that did not obtain the certification.
To learn more about the LEED program, visit the organization's official website.
How can Techniseal help you reach the LEED certification standards ?
Techniseal is proud to enable companies that use its many products, including those who chose the HP Nextgel and RG + polymeric sands, to achieve eco-friendly excellence by getting qualified for the LEED certification.
Techniseal sands can help you in securing credits for two distinct LEED certification categories:
LEED Credits for the Use of Local Materials (Site Selection)
In order to qualify for this type of credit, a contractor must use materials with a reduced ecological footprint. Therefore, materials must not have required any major transportation throughout the entire manufacturing process.
95% of the resources required to manufacture Techniseal’s HP Nextgel and RG + polymeric sands are extracted within an 800 km (or 500 miles) radius of the production plant.
Techniseal’s polysands can be delivered to any LEED construction worksite located in the regions listed below.
LEED Credits for the Use of Recycled Materials (Materials and Resources)
The inspectors in charge of awarding the LEED certification also encourages the use of recycled resources in the production of building materials. Many of the gray colored HP Nextgel and RG + polysands are composed of up to 25% recycled content.
What are the areas to which Techniseal’s polymeric sands can be delivered in accordance with the LEED certification requirements?
See the following map for the answer!