Earn LEED Certification Points with Gelmaxx

LEED Certification with Gelmaxx - Green, Sustainable BuildingsAs the economy begins to bounce back, more construction is taking place but with a large emphasis on sustainability. Being green is a major selling point for most buildings, and LEED certification is key.

However, don’t be fooled by products that declare themselves as ‘LEED certified’ because the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) does “not certify, promote, or endorse products and services of individual companies”[1]. The LEED certification “applies only to buildings and neighborhoods”. However, we can provide information on which prerequisites or credits Gelmaxx products might be able to support in regards to LEED certification.
 

  1. Construction Activity Pollution Prevention (Prerequisite)

    Intent: To reduce pollution from construction activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust.


    Requirements: Create and implement an erosion and sedimentation control plan for all construction activities associated with the project. The plan must conform to the erosion and sedimentation requirements … To learn more, click HERE

    Gelmaxx Benefits: By cutting and grinding wet, the amount of airborne silica dust is drastically reduced and the slurry produced is easily disposed with ECO-QUICKgel.

     
  2. Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning (Prerequisite)

    Intent: To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.


    Requirements: Develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan. Establish waste diversion goals for the project by identifying at least five materials…To learn more, click HERE.

    Gelmaxx Benefits: By using AQUAmaxx to separate the wastewater, the amount of waste is significantly reduced and the clean water on top can be reused on the jobsite.

     
  3. Construction and Demolition Waste Management (Possible 2 points)

    Intent: To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.

    Requirements: Recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition materials. Calculations can be by weight or volume but must be consistent throughout… To learn more, click HERE

    Gelmaxx Benefits: By using AQUAmaxx to separate the wastewater, the amount of waste is significantly reduced and the clean water on top can be reused on the jobsite.

     
  4. Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan (Possible 1 point)

    Intent: To promote the well-being of construction workers and building occupants by minimizing indoor air quality problems associated with construction and renovation.

    Requirements: Develop and implement an indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan for the construction and preoccupancy phases of the building. The plan must address all of the following… To learn more, click HERE

    Gelmaxx Benefits: By cutting and grinding wet, the amount of airborne silica dust is drastically reduced and the slurry produced is easily disposed with ECO-QUICKgel.

     
  5. Sustainable Wastewater Management (Possible 1 point)

    Intent: To increase the efficiency of wastewater reuse by encouraging water reuse, reduction or recovery.

    Requirements: Reuse building wastewater on site. Use water from approved non-potable sources including:
    recycled wastewater (on-site or municipally supplied),
    swimming pool backwash operations,
    air conditioner condensate…to learn more, click HERE

    Gelmaxx Benefits: By using AQUAmaxx to separate the wastewater, the amount of waste is significantly reduced and the clean water on top can be reused on the jobsite.


[1] http://www.usgbc.org/help/does-leed-certify-products-or-companies

  • Posted on   07/15/14 at 08:24:34 PM   by Paul  | 
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