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Let Surface Shields Assist You With Your Next LEED Project

How SSI Will Help You Get LEED Certified

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.

Due to the reusability and recyclability of most Surface Shields products makes it easy to see how they fit into the Materials and Resources Credit 2 standard. The category leading Builder Board meets the MR 2 Credit in one of two ways. It is highly reusable given to its Tru Density rating, and can be used on multiple jobsites eliminating it from any jobsite waste. However, if it is used on a particularly tough and dirty jobsite, it can be simply rolled up and recycled. Builder Board and it’s Project Edition cousin, are made from recycled paper products and are therefore fully recyclable. Every single of Surface Shields floor and surface protection products fall into one or both recyclable or reusable categories.
Containing Silica Dust
Indoor Environmental Quality is the second way that SSI products can help you gain additional LEED points. Surface Shields’s dust containment system of telescoping poles, adhesive zippers, and tacky mat’s will help you keep harmful airborne dust contained to confined areas. This system allows for the creation of polysheet walls, that can be put up in minutes and do not lead to any site damage. This is especially important for LEED remodels of existing structures and historic buildings, since any damage that is done from having to nail or screw plywood to create a temporary barrier, will both take time to repair and generate additional waste. In this way, our dust barrier system both saves costly repair time, but will also help keep waste to a minimum, which is critical when it comes to hitting LEED targets
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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.


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