LEED®

Ways we can contribute to the sustainable development aspect of your project. We can help you reach 17 of the 52 points required to be certified LEED Platinum.

 

   

 

 

LEED®
Canada - 2009 Credit
LEED® CREDIT
Points Our Solutions
Sustainable site design Credit 6.1: Storm water management: flow and quantity  Our solutions can help to improve storm water management: using porous surface coverings or reservoir road structures that can help to regulate peak environmental discharges. 
  Credit 6.2: Storm water management: treatment 1 Our Coletanche product is an impermeable bituminous membrane, ideally adapted for hydraulic structures and reservoirs or large decorative reservoirs. 
  Credit 7.1: Site designed to reduce heat islands; Non-rooftop items. 1 Roads or parking lots can be resurfaced with plant mix made using clear aggregate, clear synthetic binding materials or vegetal-based binding materials.
  Credit 8: Minimize illumination outside the building and the site, improve night-time visibility, reduce glare and decrease the impacts of development on nocturnal environments. 1 Choosing a clear binder, plant-based Vegecol or Bituclair, maintains safe highlighting levels by regulating the light's intensity and not illuminating outside the site.
Materials and resources Credit 2.1: Construction waste management: divert 50% of the waste from landfills.  1 All granulated materials, cement demolition materials or existing roadways that must be removed can be sent to our recycling facilities.
  Credit 2.2: Construction waste management: divert 75% of the waste from landfills.  1  All granulated materials, cement demolition materials or existing roadways that must be removed can be sent to our recycling facilities.
  Credit 3.1: Reuse resources: 5% 1 Material waste from construction sites can be 100% reincorporated into roadway and parking lot structures.
  Credit 3.2: Reuse resources: 10% Material waste from construction sites can be 100% reincorporated into roadway and parking lot structures.
  Credit 4.1: Recycled material content. 7.5% (post-consumption recycled material + 1/2 post-industrial matter) ColasSolutions offers mix made using up to 20% recycled materials. This is possible since the entire roadway structure was designed using recycled materials.
  Credit 4.2: Recycled material content: 15% (post-consumption  1 ColasSolutions offers mix made using up to 20% recycled materials. This is possible since the entire roadway structure was designed using recycled materials.
  Credit 5.1: Regional materials: 10% of regionally-extracted and regionally-manufactured materials  1 All of our products, granular materials, plant mixes and cements are locally-extracted and locally-produced materials (in a 800 km radius).
  Credit 5.2: Regional materials: 20% of regionally-extracted and regionally-manufactured materials  1  All of our products, granular materials, plant mixes and cements are locally-extracted and locally-produced materials (in a 800 km radius).
  Credit 6: Rapidly renewable materials  1 Vegecol is a plant-based binding material. Stemming agricultural resources, not destined for human or animal consumption, it is also renewable.
Innovation and design process  Credit 1.1 to 1.4: 4 points maximum  4 Our company has the expertise to use new products and apply new techniques, exceeding the LEED program requirements.

Products such as low-energy plant mixes (EcoMat) meet the energy-reduction and greenhouse gas reduction requirements, compared to regular plant mixes.

Our Vegecol product is the first roadway surfacing product on the market that uses a fully plant-based binder and is therefore 100% renewable.