The LEED market is growing year on year. Not only is a LEED certified building a model for efficiency and fitting in with a local community, it can lead to numerous other benefits. From tax credits, expedited permit processing, and government grants, the financial construction benefits are numerous. LEED benefits do not stop there, buildings tend to find themselves with reduced utility bills, higher property values, and even healthier occupants. Surface Shields is committed to assisting GC’s and architects bring more LEED focused products to the market. Since Surface Shields products typically see jobsite use as temporary surface protection, the way that they assist in the acquisition of LEED Status typically falls into one of following two categories, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
When going for a LEED Certification on a renovation or a new building construction, every material that you use is critical. The whole point is not to just construct a building but to create a structure that does not have a negative impact on the surrounding environment. Building with LEED in mind can lead to not only lead to short term benefits, but long term profits for the lifetime of the building.