What you need to know before taking the LEED

Rose Paving / June 23, 2010

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LEED certificationLast week we introduced you to LEED® certification and discussed its impact on property managers and building owners.  To wrap up our “green” paving theme, we would like to conclude with a look at the key metrics that matter most when it comes to achieving LEED® certification.

First, it’s important to understand that there are several different rating systems – each one customized for various building types.  Begin by learning about the LEED® Rating Systems™ and where your project fits in.

As a general rule of thumb, LEED® points are based on a 100-point scale.  In order to achieve certification, a project must meet all prerequisites and earn a minimum number of points.  Points are assigned to five key categories: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.  Additionally, there are four levels of certification relating to the amount of points your project acquires: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Did you know that Rose Paving can help your property achieve LEED® certification?  The following is a partial list of products and processes that can be utilized on your parking lot to get you on track for LEED® credits!

  • Solar Reflective Coatings
  • Permeable Paver Bricks
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Porous Asphalt
  • Slag & Fly-Ash Concrete
  • Asphalt & concrete sealants
  • Hybrid & carpool parking spaces
  • Recycled rubber parking bumpers
  • Bioswales

For more information on any of these products, or to continue the discussion on building certification contact us today!