How Concrete Products Improve LEED Certification & the Environment
Concrete products are increasingly becoming eco-friendly options
Ottawa based company Concrete Fusion helps local business with LEED certification
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or LEED is a certification program that promotes building environmentally friendly and sustainable projects. Concrete Fusion supports green initiatives and is committed to helping create a prosperous and sustainable future. LEED certification is recognized globally as the standard in eco-friendly construction and building.
Obtaining LEED certification helps your company project an eco-friendly image and lets clients know you are committed to helping the environment. LEED certified projects are going to be naturally more energy efficient reducing building and operating costs. Efficiency is a significant concern to our clients in Ottawa because of rising energy costs.
Governments are implementing green building programs which provide monetary incentives for companies to become certified.
Concrete Fusion is proud to be associated with a program that helps in
- Water efficiency
- Energy consumption
- Environmental impact of materials
- Environmental air quality
Concrete is a great material to add to your LEED score because of the following eco-friendly characteristics of concrete.
To reduce costs, concrete mixtures are made from the waste products and recycled material of other projects like power plants, steel mills and other facilities. Instead of disposing of these materials they are reused which is great for lowering costs and helping the environment.
The primary ingredient in cement is Limestone. This is the most abundant mineral found on earth. When compared to other products that contain oil (asphalt) it is one of the greener choices for your project. It is easy to mine and comes from local areas which means less CO2 footprint when it comes to shipping and transportation. As an Ottawa based company, we love the idea of supporting local quarries in Ontario.
Concrete is a very tough and durable product. Choosing a product with a lifespan as long as concrete means it won’t need to be replaced as often. This helps the environment by reducing the amount of maintenance, repairs and replacements.
Heating costs both the business and the environment. Concrete floors are a great way to maximize heating efficiency because they have good thermal properties. Concrete floors absorb the temperature from the air which means they help keep the area warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Reducing heater and air conditioner usage impacts the environment positively.
Concrete Fusion installs concrete flooring solutions for businesses and commercial facilities in Ottawa. We love what we do and would love an opportunity to help your project get LEED Certified.