StonePeak & The Environment
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), an independent organization generally accepted as the leading source of green building standards, sponsors the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) program
LEED™ recommends standard environmental guidelines for sustainable building projects.
StonePeak is a member of the USGBC.
LEED™, like all components of the world's environmental efforts, is continually evolving. While LEED™ does not certify materials, StonePeak materials can help buildings qualify for LEED™ credits in the following areas:
Materials & Resources
(Regional materials 10% and 20%)
Materials from our Tennessee production facility qualify for this credit if used in projects within 500 miles of Crossville, Tennessee.
StonePeak manufacturing facility is located within 500 miles of major markets for LEED™ projects. In addition, the factory has been built nearby its major extraction sources for raw materials, which are also within a 500-mile distance to major LEED™ building markets
Credit intent: increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
(Construction wastes management 50% and 75%)
Construction wastes may be diverted from disposal in landfills to be recycled/reused in alternative construction materials.
Credit intent: divert at least 50% of construction, demolition and land-clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators.
Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process.
Redirect reusable materials to the appropriate sites
(Recycled Content 10% and 20%)
Bureau Veritas, a third-party organization, has officially certified over 40 of StonePeak's products as containing pre-consumer recycled content. A thorough analysis, including on-site audits, testing, and inspections, was conducted by Bureau Veritas to verify the products met specific environmental requirements.
Credit intent: to increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.
Indoor Environmental Quality
(Low-Emitting materials - Flooring Systems)
StonePeak products are GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified.
Printable certificates are available at www.greenguard.org.
This certification has been recognized as an alternative pathway for compliance with this credit.
Credit intent: reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well being of installers and occupants.
Credits 7.1 & 7.2
(Reduction of Heat Island Effect, roof-nonroof)
StonePeak light colored porcelain tiles may have a beneficial SRI (Solar Reflective Index) that can contribute to reducing heat island effects.
We tested Marble White and Parkland Shenandoah. See certificated below.
Other colors tested upon request.
Credit intent: reduce heat islands to minimize impacts on microclimates and human and wildlife habitats.