Benefits of Ultraflor & Silex Systems

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Ultraflor & Silex Polished Concrete Systems Benefits

  • Meets criteria for LEED Qualifying floors 
  • High reflectivity of polished concrete requires reduced lighting and less energy usage.
  • Concrete floors retain heat during cold weather and stay cooler in warmer weather reducing energy consumption.
  • The re-use of an existing concrete surface reduces materials and energy usage to replace or cover the surface.
  • Application requires no run-off into waste water or ground water.
  • Reduces chemical cleaning and chemical usage - neutral cleaner or water are usually sufficient.
  • Polished concrete floors last longer than floor coverings reducing energy and raw materials needed to replace or cover the surface.
  • Significantly reduces maintenance and repair work.

 

LEED 4 ENVIRONMENTAL BUILDING CREDITS

INTEGRATED PROCESS CREDIT CATEGORY IP CREDIT INTEGRATIVE PROCESS
ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE EA CREDIT 1 - OPTIMIZE ENERGY PERFORMANCE
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES MR CREDIT 1 - BUILDING LIFE CYCLE IMPACT
MR CREDIT 4 - BUILDING PRODUCT DISCLOSURE AND OPTIMIZATION
INGREDIENT - OPTION 1
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY EQ CREDIT 2 - LOW EMITTING MATERIAL
EQ CREDIT 5 - THERMAL COMFORT DESIGN
INNOVATION IN DESIGN ID CREDITS 1-4 NC & CS: 1-5 POINTS; SCHOOL
ID CREDIT 1 - SCAQMD RULE #1113 VERIFICATION
ID CREDIT 3 - MATERIALS MINIMIZATION/RECYCLABILITY
ID CREDIT 4 (EQ NC) - POST OCCUPANCY SURVEY