Be a “LEED”-er in LEED Certification and the Green Building Movement!

A key factor in many building projects today is how the environment will be impacted as a result of the project. The US Green Building Council developed the LEED certification system to encourage environmentally responsible building practices. The LEED point system encourages a holistic approach to green building practices, starting with evaluating the job site and materials used, to evaluating the environmental impact of lifetime maintenance. While everything from lighting to duct work contributes to the LEED certification scoring, flooring choices can potentially earn or cost you around 6 points on the 100 possible points in the base rating system. According to the US Green Building Council’s website, the benefits of implementing the LEED points system in your next building project are:

  • Lower operating costs and increased asset value
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Healthier and safer for occupants
  • Reduced harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities

Even if you’re not looking for LEED certification, there are definite health benefits to using products with a Floor Score certification. The Floor Score certification system was created by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and Scientific Certification Systems to check compliance of flooring systems with the California indoor air quality emissions regulations. Products with a Floor Score rating undergo rigorous third-party testing to determine if the VOC emission levels in a product meet the requirements outlined in the California Section 01350 Program.

Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered! American Biltrite products like the Marathon and AB Pure rubber lines can potentially earn you up to 6 LEED points, while Texas Granite and Stonescape/Viera can earn up to 4-5 LEED points. All products in the American Biltrite, Avion, and Itec product lines maintain a Floor Score certification, ensuring improved air quality in your facility.

LEED Contributing or Floor Score Certified Products


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