Sustainability – LEED Certification

100% wood-free, water and skid resistant, splinter-free

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Resysta qualify credits for “LEED Green Building” certifcate when following all USGBC requirements see below

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated.

Resysta® combines natural materials in a proprietary blend to achieve the look and feel of natural wood without impacting a single tree. Resysta is comprised of rice husks, an agricultural waste by-product, and is combined with a synthetic plastic polymer, calcium carbonate and other additives, the result is a product almost indistinguishable from exotic hardwoods.

Resysta is 100 % recyclable within the manufacturing process. Unlike wood, Resysta is water resistant and will not crack or splinter, resulting in a much longer life span.

Through material innovation and product design, Resysta effectively combines nature and science to produce a beautiful, durable product at a competitive price. Resysta can earn points under various third party sustainable design and construction programs.

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Sustainable Sites

The Sustainable Sites (SS) category rewards decisions about the environment surrounding the building, with credits that emphasize the vital relationships among buildings, ecosystems, and ecosystem services. It focuses on restoring project site elements, integrating the site with local and regional ecosystems, and preserving the biodiversity that natural systems rely on.

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Material and Ressources

The Materials and Resources (MR) credit category focuses on minimizing the embodied energy and other impacts associated with the extraction, processing, transport, maintenance, and disposal of building materials. The requirements are designed to support a life-cycle approach that improves performance and promotes resource efficiency. Each requirement identifies a specific action that fits into the larger context of a life-cycle approach to embodied impact reduction.

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Innovation in design

Innovation (IN) - Sustainable design strategies and measures are constantly evolving and improving. New technologies are continually introduced to the marketplace, and up-to-date scientific research influences building design strategies. The purpose of this LEED category is to recognize projects for innovative building features and sustainable building practices and strategies.

since Nov. 2016

LEED v4

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  • Sustainable Sites
  • Heat Island Reduction: 1-2 points
  • Resysta Decking may qualify as a non-roof strategy for reducing the urban heat island effect due to the qualifying Solar Reflectance Index value of certain colors of the Resysta 2K Sealer RFS.

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for New Construction

LEED v3 (LEED v2009)

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  • Sustainable Sites
  • SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect/Nonroof – 1 point
  • RESYSTA Decking can qualify as a non-roof strategy for reducing the urban heat island effect due to the qualifying Solar Reflectance Index value of certain colors of the Resysta 2K Sealer RFS

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  • Innovation in Design
  • ID Credit 1: Rapidly Renewable Materials 5% - 1 point
  • Resysta products are made from 25% rice husks, an agricultural waste by-product of rice, which is a rapidly renewable material.

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  • Materials & Resources
  • MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials – 1 point
  • RESYSTA products are made from 25% rice husks. Rice husks are derived from rice plants, which are harvested within a 10-year cycle.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LEED by USGBC org

LEED is a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council to measure the environmental impact of building design, construction and operations.

LEED certification is measured in points and is based on how much a building reduces operating costs and overall impact on the environment.

LEED is a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council to measure the environmental impact of building design, construction and operations. LEED certification is measured in points and is based on how much a building reduces operating costs and overall impact on the environment.

LEED New Construction and Major Renovations Certificates are awards according to the following scale:

  • Certified 40-49 points
  • Silver 50-59 points
  • Gold 60-79 points
  • Platinum 80 points and over

Beginning on November 1, 2016, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED v4 will take effect. The sunset date – the last day projects can submit for certification – under LEED v2009 is June 30, 2021. Projects pursuing LEED v2009 certification must have been registered with USGBC by October 31, 2016.

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