Cambridge, MA, Aug. 7, 2007—Grace Construction Products, a worldwide leader in products for the construction industry, has expanded its green building initiative with the launch of a dedicated section on its web site, www.graceconstruction.com, to green building products and practices. The new "Building Green with Grace" site links users with an interactive guide to products that help architects and specifiers achieve the prerequisites and points needed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System (TM).
The new web site complements the company's recently introduced "Building Green with Grace" brochure that highlights how its products may be used to help projects achieve LEED certification. Both tools underscore Grace's commitment to green building practices, which also includes having several LEED Accredited professionals within the company.
The "Building Green with Grace" web site is clearly organized according to six LEED categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design. Each category is further segmented by LEED-NC (New Construction) Version 2.2 prerequisites or credits that Grace products could help achieve. In addition, illustrations point to those parts of the construction project covered by each category.
Products included on the "Building Green with Grace" website include Perm-A-Barrier® Air Barriers®, Preprufe® Pre-Applied Waterproofing, Florprufe® Vapor Barriers, Bituthene® Waterproofing Membranes, Procor® Fluid Applied Waterproofing Membranes, Hydroduct® Drainage Composites, Monokote® Fireproofing Products, roofing underlayments and concrete admixtures such as Recover®, ADVA® superplasticizers, and V-MAR®.
Developed and administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGCB), the LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance.
For more information about Grace's product line, customers can contact their local Grace representative or visit the web site at www.graceconstruction.com.