Are you designing or bidding a LEED friendly project? Waupaca Sand and Solutions can help make your project an environmentally-savvy endeavor. We support LEED building projects to make them within budget, while being environmentally compatible, and providing a healthy work environment.
How Waupaca Sand & Solutions may be able to help with your project:
WE Credit 1.1: Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce by 50%
Requirement: Limit or eliminate the use of potable water, or other natural surface or subsurface water resources available on or near the project site, for landscape irrigation.
How Waupaca products could qualify: Use of decorative stone in landscaping, either alone or with native drought tolerant plants.
MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
Requirement: Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% (based on cost) of the total materials value.
How Waupaca products could qualify: all of our landscape stone, planting soil, and athletic field construction products are produced in Wisconsin or Illinois. If your project is in the Midwest, we’ll help you meet your regional materials requirement.
The eco-friendly building rating system known as LEED for Leadership in Energy Environmental Design has been around for more than a decade. Leed.net says, “Recycled construction materials and energy efficient appliances also impact the point rating system. In the political climate of today’s world, as the earth’s natural resources are being depleted at an alarming rate the construction industry is being compelled to look at alternatives to traditional construction materials and styles.” We are proud to take part in the projects that follow the LEED way of development. If you are ready to take on a project, let us help you.
Written by Dena DiVincenzo