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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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%.