Reducing the environmental impacts of building construction are huge endeavors that have taken on a global focus within the ‘GREEN’ revolution already well in progress.
Over the years, polished concrete has become one of the most sustainable flooring options available providing economic, social, and reduced environmental impacts. Silex® is committed in helping shape the future of the concrete flooring industry by designing processes utilizing our next generation technologies and innovative mindsets.
The Silex® Silica Stacking® Refinement Polishing System is a complete environmentally friendly concrete polishing process that incorporates our proprietary eco-friendly Silex® Concrete Floor Treatments that leave minimal to no impact on the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF SILEX® CONCRETE POLISHING SYSTEM
- Increased Energy Efficiency: High reflectivity of polished concrete allows a reduction in interior lighting fixtures.
- Sustainability through material reduction/optimization
- Reduces chemical cleaning by using pH neutral cleaners.
- Significantly reduces maintenance and repair work.
- Reduces Energy Consumption: Thermal mass of concrete floors can reduce the cooling & heating loads within a building's envelope.
- Increased Service Life
- Zero VOC Emissions
- Functional Resilience
- Compliant with multiple LEED v4 Credits
VOC - LOW EMITTING MATERIAL CERTIFICATES
Silex®demonstrates compliance with many GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS. These credits are structured to encourage the selection of products with minimal adverse indoor environmental quality (IEQ) impacts.
- CDPH Standard Method v1.2*
- LEED v4
- The WELL Building Standard v1
- Green Guide for Health Care
- ANSI/GBI Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings
- ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Building.
- SCAQMD Rule 1168, effective July 1, 2005
- SCAQMD Rule 1113, effective June 3, 2011
- CARB 2007 Suggested Control Measure (SCM) for Architectural Coatings
- Claim ISO Guide 65 Accredited
*California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method V1.2, 2017 for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions (VOC) from indoor sources, often referred to as California Section 01350
Silex® Concrete Floor Treatments have been confirmed to contain ZERO ingredients and are in conformance with the Living Building Challenge 2.0/2.1 Materials Red List. The Living Building Challenge is a strict environmental standard with limited exceptions, all materials used in construction must be void of any Red List materials.
HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARATIONS
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