Sustainability – LEED Certification
100% wood-free, water and skid resistant, splinter-free
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.
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 Coat Layer (RCL).
Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – material ingredients (1 point)
LEED v3 (LEED v2009)
SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect/Nonroof – 1 point
ID Credit 1: Rapidly Renewable Materials 5% - 1 point
MR Credit 6.1: Material Disclosure and Assessment – 1 point
MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials – 1 point
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.