There are a variety of green/sustainable building and construction rating systems in the marketplace today. Many of these programs provide credits and incentives for sustainable designs and product selection. The U.S. Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program, the IGC International Green Construction Code, and the ISI Envision Program are some of the more well-known programs in the market today.
There are many different applications in which corrugated thermoplastic products can assist in obtaining LEED credits. For example, detention systems can be used for stormwater runoff rate control, but they can also reduce potable water use by serving as a rainwater harvesting cistern. Water quality products and catch basin inserts can be used to achieve water quality and pollution prevention requirements. The recycled content in some pipes and the overall low carbon footprint are advantages when targeting credits relating to greenhouse gas emissions.
To qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council rating system, projects must be registered and utilize sustainable products and practices in accordance with the applicable LEED Rating System. LEED certification is recognized nationwide as proof that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable, and a healthy place to live and work. LEED certified buildings qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
Additionally, corrugated thermoplastic pipe and water quality products can help compliance with the demands of the EPA's Clean Water Act.
Check with your provider for products that qualify.