SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable Production & Waste Reduction

Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

Efforts in increasing our resource efficiency, cleaner and safer production, and overall corporate responsibility offset our carbon footprint and minimize our environmental impact. In all of our business practices, we maintain an environmentally conscious outlook in order to bring you high quality and sustainable floors.

TRANSPORTATION

Floor material production, beginning with the processing of raw materials, happens in our own facility in Canandaigua, NY.

We are a regional supplier with our manufacturing facility being within 500 miles of most of our customers.

By both producing and installing our floors, we cut a significant amount of emissions out of distribution, as opposed to buying our flooring materials from an outside supplier.

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

Our flooring technologies have allowed us to use predominantly solvent-free, 100% solid materials. These contain zero volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and do not release harmful emissions into the atmosphere. 

LEED Certification

C.A. REED AND YOUR LEED CERTIFICATION

Using C.A. Reed can help you get LEED Certified. LEED is a green rating system that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. We are proud to support the USGBC, and happy to assist you in not only reducing your environmental impact, but lowering your operating costs, and helping you qualify for tax rebates and zoning allowances through the LEED rating system.

Here are the LEED credits that your project may qualify for:

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

MR CREDIT 1 Building Reuse
Rehabilitate an existing building and lessen the need for new facilities

MR CREDIT 2 Construction Waste Management
Divert construction waste from landfills and incinerators

MR CREDIT 5 Regional Materials
We are a regional supplier with manufacturing facilities within 500 miles of most of our customers

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

EQ CREDIT 4.2 Low Emitting Paints and Coatings
Most of our materials are 100% solids and contain zero VOCs

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