Green Building Initiative

sustainability

Cornerstone Flooring is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its business by seeking to buy, sell, and use environmentally friendly products whenever the marketplace allows. Additionally, we are committed to sustainability by continuing our “green” efforts through the discovery and development of new manufacturing processes while implementing environmentally responsible business practices.

Cornerstone Flooring believes that utilizing these practices not only ensures the stability and availability of natural resources for future generations, but it’s the right thing to do.

green building and LEED certification

Cornerstone’s products can help architects and building contractors achieve LEED Certification. We strive to employ the best performing and longest lasting solutions. This in turn equals better solutions for the environment.

The following categories are where we can contribute toward LEED Certification for your building.

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

LEED Credits Summary

Sustainable Sites

SS Credit 4.2: Alternative Transportation – Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms – CornerStone Flooring can contribute by providing waterproof membranes and skid resistant finishes where necessary to assist with safety.

Sustainable Sites

SS Credit 4.3: Alternative Transportation – Low Emitting & Fuel Efficient Vehicles – CornerStone Flooring can contribute by providing chemically resistant coatings and linings where onsite fuel containment and protection is needed.

Water Efficiency

WE Credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies – CornerStoneFlooring can contribute by providing primary and secondary containment systems to capture various liquids and contaminants.

Energy & Atmosphere

EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance – CornerStone Flooring can contribute by providing the option of floor and wall gloss finishes for greater reflectivity allowing for the use of lower wattage lighting.

Materials & Resources

MR Credit 1.2: Building Reuse, Maintain 50% of interior non-structural elements.

Materials & Resources

MR Credit 5: Regional Materials, 10% to 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally – CornerStone Flooring assembles our materials on site and manufactures at facilities within 500 miles of many project sites.

Indoor Environmental Quality

EQ Credit 3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan During Construction – CornerStone Flooring can employ the use temporary air handlers and filtration media to assist with developing and implementing an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan.

Indoor Environmental Quality

EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials, Paints & Coatings – CornerStone Flooring can provide low odor and low/zero VOC flooring systems with low to zero off-gassing.