LEED is a voluntary national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.  LEED assesses building performance and sustainability goals looking at the “green” aspect in areas such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Northeast Solite Corporation’s Lightweight Aggregate can bring points to your LEED project.

Areas in which lightweight aggregate can bring points to your project:

Sustainable sites:

Erosion & sedimentation control
Reduced site disturbance
Stormwater management (Rate & quantity and treatment)
Landscape & exterior design to reduce heat islands (Roof and Non-roof)

Water efficiency:

Water efficient landscape
Innovative wastewater technology
Water use reduction

Energy & atmosphere:

Conservation of energy
Optimize energy performance
Reduction of carbon dioxide in urban atmosphere

Materials & resource:

Building reuse
Local & regional materials
Reduced transportation costs
Resource reuse

Indoor environmental quality:

Low/no VOC emissions
Thermal Comfort

Innovation in design:

Acoustic performance, etc.