Sustainablity of Terroxy Resin & Terrazzo Flooring

 
Terrazzo flooring systems were one of the original recycled products available, and today, terrazzo aggregates, binders (like Terroxy Epoxy Matrix) and finished terrazzo flooring systems may contribute to US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits under the LEED Rating System.

Green Terrazzo:

The Environmental Impact of the Use of Cement & Epoxy Terrazzo
In recent years the construction industry has begun to focus on the environmental impact of many construction materials. The evaluation of products in the “green movement” encompasses many elements, which must be weighed on a scale of relative importance. These elements include the longevity of the material, the composition, maintenance, recycled content, embodied energy, and the “cradle-to-grave” environmental impact.

EcoTrazzo Brochure
Offer your customers the ability to make the most sustainable flooring system, terrazzo flooring, more environmentally friendly than ever. ecoTrazzo is a thin-set epoxy terrazzo flooring system designed to provide additional green benefits relative to traditional poured-in-place terrazzo systems.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Compliance:

Summary of Recycled Content for T&M Glass Chip Collection  -  Quarry Processing & Locations
In an effort to decrease the impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials, T&M offers a variety of recycled glass chips to be incorporated into a terrazzo flooring mix.

Summary of VOC Content for Terroxy Resin Systems
In an effort to improve the indoor air quality, a number of states have established guidelines relative to the volatile organic compound (VOC) content and emissions of building materials. Offering building materials that include low-levels of VOC content is a practice Terrazzo & Marble Supply T&M applies to the majority of products we offer.

Location of Manufacturing for Terroxy Resin Systems
In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts resulting from transportation of building materials across the country, T&M offers centrally located manufacturing facility in the Midwest as well as on the West Coast for the Terroxy Resin Systems.

Location of Quarrying & Final Crushing for Marble Chips
In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts resulting from transportation of building materials across the country, T&M offers a variety of regional marble chips to be incorporated into a terrazzo flooring mix. Below is a summary of the marble chips offered by T&M.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Program for Terroxy Resin Systems
In today's construction environment there is a heightened awareness to indoor air quality. Various flooring products have the potential to emit many different types of toxins into indoor air, putting the health of the people that occupy the building at risk.

LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Below is a summary of products that may contribute toward LEED credit for your project.
 

PRODUCTS MR 1.3 MR 4.1 & 4.2 MR 5.1 & 5.2 IEQ 4.4 % Recycled Content / Origin
Re-polishing Existing Terrazzo Flooring        
Pre-Consumer & Post-Consumer Recycled Aggregate     100% recycled content/ Various locations
North American Marble Aggregate       Various locations
Recycled Porcelain Aggregate     100% recycled content/ Kohler, Wisconsin
Recycled Cement Aggregate     100% recycled content/ Madoc, Ontario Canada
Terroxy Resin Systems Epoxy Products     Alsip, Illinois; Vernon, California
Rinato Recycled Glass Countertops     80% recycled content / Rothschild, Wisconsin

For more information regarding the environmental impact of terrazzo, contact your A&D Representative at 800.7.MARBLE.