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 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.
Long-life, durable, low-maintenance materials that are completely recyclable.
Build a structure that doesn't burn, explode, or off-gas toxins should disaster strike.
Low impact, low embodied energy products.