Sustainability 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.
Continue reading below for more information on the positive environmental impact of terrazzo and terroxy resinous flooring systems.
Green with 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.
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.
|Credit||Requirements||Possible Points||Terrazzo’s Contribution|
|MR Credit: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction||Option 3. Building & Material Reuse||2-4||Re-polish existing floor|
|MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials||Option 2. Leadership extraction Practices||1||Recycled aggregates|
|MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Material Ingredients||Option 1. Material Ingredient Reporting||1||Health Product Declaration (HPD)|
|EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials||Option 1. Product Category Calculations||1-3||Zero VOC resins and low VOC sealers|
|MR Credit: Environmental Product Declaration||Option 1. Environment Product Declaration||1-2||Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)|
For more information regarding the environmental impact of terrazzo, contact your A&D Representative at 800.7.MARBLE.
Terroxy Resin Systems is UL Environment’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified
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.
At TM Supply, we make significant efforts to minimize noxious emissions caused by our flooring products.
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.
Centralized Manufacturing of 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.
Regional 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.