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Environmental and LEED Products

EnviroSAND blends scientifically designed joint sand with the plant-based glue, Organic-Lock™, for joint stabilization in segmental pavement systems. Organic-Lock™ is the strongest organic glue on the market and is made from 100% naturally occurring materials. The patented formula is the result of more than 10 years of Green Science with more than 6 different PhD’s involved in the research. On top of its ability to resist erosion, EnviroSAND’s ultimate flexibility through Organic-Lock™’s self-healing properties makes it an incredibly unique and high functioning product. Combining angular joint sand with Organic-Lock™ creates optimal joint lock-up that conforms to the specifications of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).

LEED® Canada For New Construction And Major Renovations 2009:

MR Credit 5: Regional Materials (1-2 Points)

MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials (1 Point)

ENVIROBOND STONE is also available.

ECCO Chips™ are a 100% recycled product.

It is a ground mulch product produced from dimensioned lumber, including used pallets and other untreated wood. Chip size varies from 3/4 inch to 3 inch lengths. These particle sizes are more resistant to wind scatter than bark or sawdust product. Dyes used as colorants are derived from naturally occurring vegetable and mineral materials. The resultant colored chip product is nontoxic to plants and animals. Product contains less than 1% bark and 4% fines. No sawdust is added to the mulch product.

Plywood, particle boards, MDF and OSB products are excluded from the feedstock used to make ECCO Chips&trade. CCA treated wood is not accepted on site and is excluded from the raw material used to manufacture the chips.Both coloured and natural products are very durable and exhibit very slow decomposition characteristics when applied as groundcover before new material needs to be added.

The ECCO Chips&trade will typically maintain its base colour for a minimum of 3 years.

Eco-Flex The company is an industry leader in the recycling of Canadian passenger car tires and the manufacturing of high value, end use, recycled rubber products which are sold throughout Canada and the world.

LEED™ Credit 1.1-Innovation in Design – Eco-Flex provides a wide variety of paving solutions as alternatives to concrete, interlock brick and asphalt. Eco-Flex’ end use innovative products ensure that recycled rubber is utilized in the most valuable manner for the environment and the world.

Intent: To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by LEED. Requirement: Identify the intent of the proposed innovation credit, the proposed requirement for compliance, the proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance, and the design approach (strategies) that might be used to meet the requirements.

LEED™ Credit 4.1, 4.2 – Recycled Content-Eco-Flex products qualify due to the fact that they are made of 100% recycled content (scrap tires).

Intent: Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing the impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials. Requirement: Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes 10% or 20% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project.

LEED™ Credit 5.1, 5.2 – Regional Materials-Eco-Flex is manufactured in Legal, Alberta and qualify for this credit depending on project location.

Intent: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation. Requirement: Use building products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for minimum of 10% or 20% (based on cost) of the total materials value. If only a fraction of the product is extracted, harvested or recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) shall contribute to the regional value.

LEED ™ Credit 6.1, 6.2 – Storm Water Design – the grooved design of the Eco-Flex mats, which direct water towards the edges, combined with the optional permeability of the installed surface contributes to qualifying for this credit when combined with additional storm water management solutions.

Intent: Limit disruption of natural water hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site infiltration, reducing or eliminating pollution from storm water runoff, and eliminating contaminants. Requirement: Implement a storm water management plan that decreases the volume of storm water runoff from the one or two-year 24-hour design storm, reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration, and captures and treats the storm water runoff using acceptable best management practices.

LEED™ Credit 7.1 – Heat Island Effect- Eco-Flex products can qualify due to the combination of the optional open grid paving system and/or shaded area requirements. SRI Data is pending.

Intent: Reduce heat islands (thermal gradient differences between developed and undeveloped areas) to minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat. Requirement: Provide any combination of the following for 50% of the site hardscape: shade (within 5 years occupancy), paving materials with a Solar Reflectance Index of at least 29, open grid pavement system. Or, place a minimum of 50% of parking spaces under cover. Any roof used to shade covered parking must have an SRI of at least 29.

All credits apply for New Construction (LEED-NC) and LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB)