What you need to know before taking the LEED
Last 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
For more information on any of these products, or to continue the discussion on building certification contact us today!