Excerpt from Construction Specialties Press Release:
Construction Specialties Inc. (C/S), a leading manufacturer of high-performing architectural products, has increased its number of expansion joint cover (EJC) product offerings that are third-party certified for material health and sustainability. EJC products are aluminum covers that can be used on wall and floor expansion joints for both seismic and standard building movement applications, and depending on the model, accommodate joint widths up to 16”.
In the recent certification series, thirteen EJC models achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Silver and six additional models earned Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold, bringing the total number of certified models in the division to twenty. With the addition of the newly certified products, C/S can now boast it has the highest number of Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold products. The company worked closely with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) to evaluate product life cycles and assess all chemical ingredients down to 100 parts per million for impacts to human and environmental health. C/S has made a commitment to design products that contain no materials of high risk to people and the planet, and the EJC products certified at the Gold level have met that high bar.
…“We are proud to offer this industry-leading product certification to our customers,” Gabe Blasi, EJC general manager said. “This is just one more step on our journey to eliminate chemicals of concern and provide for a healthier built environment.”
Adding further importance for engineers, designers and building contractors seeking green building recognition, the U.S. Green Building Council recently endorsed the Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) program by integrating it into LEED® Version 4. Upon implementation, projects can earn up to two LEED® points for the use of products that have achieved certain Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) levels.