Efficiently Green: Multi-Function Products & Systems
The spirit and intent of sustainable design and high-performing buildings reaches beyond specific credit definitions within green rating systems. Real benefit is extended to projects incorporating products and systems with multiple functions - they may be designed in based on an obvious trait, yet they provide other functionality than can eliminate otherwise needed material systems thereby reducing cost, material consumption, and environmental impact.
We'll discuss products and systems that not only contribute to LEED® and other rating systems as given elsewhere in this section, but also offer great efficiency, flexibility, economy, and safety benefit.
|Life Cycle Benefits||
Long-life, durable, low-maintenance materials that are completely recyclable offer tremendous life cycle results.
|Life Safety Benefits||
Wouldn't you rather be in or around a structure that doesn't burn, explode, or off-gas toxins should disaster strike?
|Low Embodied Energy||
Low impact, low embodied energy products
Unitized materials provide design and construction flexibility and creativity, while reducing construction waste.
Multi-function products and systems are inherently efficient, reducing the need for multi-layered, multi-trade alternatives.