Custom Building Products uses post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled materials whenever possible in manufacturing products. Look for our Build Green® logo to find products made with recycled materials. Utilizing recycled materials helps conserve natural resources and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. The use of lightweight recycled materials in our CustomLite® products helps to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
Ceramic tile is known for its durability and long life over other floor covering options. Custom Building Products designs highly durable products with up to Lifetime Warranties that reduce the need for frequent replacement and provide the installation with a long Life Cycle.
While USGBC does not certify products, the use of any of more than 100 of Custom's products will contribute to LEED certification of the project.
Potential Credit Contributions towards LEED Projects:
LEED is a Registered Trademark of United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
"Don't just go green...go Emerald"
Custom Building Products' Emerald System of products takes environmental responsibility beyond the current standard. The Emerald System is Custom's complete system of environmentally responsible products for all surface preparation, setting solutions and grout products. It expands our Build Green program by addressing some key issues related to the practice of green building products:
Eliminates the confusion around green Agency Compliance;
Emerald System products are guaranteed to comply with all leading environmental agency certifications.
Assures quality warranty programs for products used; The Emerald System can be eligible for our Lifetime Installations Systems Warranty.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Addresses the issue of CO2 production from installation product manufacturing; Emerald System products are the first to offer Carbon Offset Credits.
Our Emerald System takes environmental responsibility to a whole new
It is difficult to sort through the various building industry agency regulations and determine what is required to be "green". There are voluntary and mandatory standards; some communities have adopted one standard, while neighboring communities may have adopted others. Many of these standards are still in development, and many communities are trying to decide which is appropriate for their local needs.
Custom Building Products continually monitors the developing regulations for sustainable building practices, making sure our products meet these requirements where possible. The Emerald System eliminates any concern over meeting the regulation for a particular project. Products in the Emerald System have been formulated to meet the requirements of all leading agencies sustainability (green) standards. Products in the Emerald System comply with the requirements of ANSI A138.1, and can assist in obtaining LEED certification.
Lifetime Installation Warranty
It is known fact that ceramic tile and natural stone are amongst the most durable surfacing materials. Ceramic tile is rated to last 60 years, and there are many examples of it lasting centuries. It is just as important that the installation products last as long as the tile itself.
Custom Building Products understands the importance of durability and we design products that meet this demand. Sometimes, there are concerns that the use of low VOC or recycled material may compromise the performance of the product. Custom makes sure that all products meet and exceed the requirements established for tile installation products. Custom backs the performance of products in the Emerald System; when a complete Emerald System of products is used in an installation, we support it with up to a Lifetime Warranty.
Details of Custom's System Warranty
Ceramic Tile Installation and Global Warming
Many Scientists believe that the main contributor to global warming is the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Although there are several gases that are classified as greenhouse gases, the largest contributor is Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
What has caused the increase in CO2 in our Atmosphere?
The production of Portland cement is one of the largest contributors to CO2 in the industrial sector, emitting 600 million tons annually.
How does installing tile or stone release CO2 into the atmosphere?
What is Custom Building Products doing to reduce CO2 emissions?
What are Carbon Credits and how are they used?
Carbon Offset Credits
TerrapassThe Emerald System is the first installation system to contribute to a long-term solution to the emission of CO2 resulting from Portland Cement production by offering Carbon Offset Credits.
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Custom Building Products has partnered with TerraPass, a leading Carbon Management Service, to obtain Carbon Offset Credits.
Here's how it works:
When a warranty is registered with Emerald System products, Custom will issue Carbon Offset Credits to the project owner.
Build Green® Contributes to "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design"
Over 100 CUSTOM® products help contribute to LEED® certification in at least one of three categories.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for CUSTOM’s Mortars and
Custom Building Products has worked with TCNA to develop EPDs for cement based mortar and grout.
Products with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)
Low VOC emitting materials contribute to better indoor environmental quality. EQc4.1 & 4.2 Low VOC Emitting Materials.
Custom Building Products uses post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled materials whenever possible in manufacturing our tile and stone installation products. Utilizing recycled materials helps conserve natural resources and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. The use of lightweight recycled glass in our CustomLite® products helps to conserve energy because these products require less fuel for transport. MRc4 Recycled Content.
Regional Product Manufacturing
Local manufacturing and locally-sourced raw materials helps CUSTOM® to be within 500 miles of many project sites. Eleven locations throughout the country means that many projects may qualify for this LEED® credit. MRc5 Regional Materials.
Request LEED® Product Data
While USGBC does not certify products, the use of any or more than 100 CUSTOM® products will contribute to LEED® certification of the project.
CUSTOM®products contribute towards LEED® in:
Want more information on how CUSTOM® products can help your project qualify for LEED® certification? Simply complete the Product Data Request Form below and a customized LEED® Product Information letter (pdf) will be generated for each product at the top of this screen.
We are pleased to announce GREENGUARD Gold Certification (which includes California Department of Public Health compliance) for the majority of our products. Both programs have strict volatile organic compounds (VOCs) criteria for the safety of children and other sensitive individuals. These approvals mean that the products contribute to LEED 4 credits under Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
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|RedGard® Fabric Membrane – Health Product Declaration|
|Wood HP4–4-In-1 Hybrid Polymer Wood Adhesive|
|WonderBoard® Lite BackerBoard|
|Vinyl VCT–Vinyl Composition Tile Adhesive|
|Vinyl PSA–Pressure Sensitive Adhesive|
|VersaSet® Economical Thin-Set Mortar|
|VersaBond®-LFT Professional Large Format Tile Mortar|
|VersaBond® Professional Thin-Set Mortar|
|VersaBond Flex® Professional Thin-Set Mortar|
|TileLab® SurfaceGard® Sealer|
|TileLab® Grout Sealer|
|TileLab® Grout Sealer (Aerosol)|
|TileLab® Grout & Tile Sealer|
|Tile Repair Professional Thin-Set Mortar|
|Thin-Set & Mortar Admix|
|Thick Bed Bedding Mortar|
|TechPrime A Acrylic Primer|
|TechPatch™ RP Ramping Patch|
|TechPatch™ MP Multipurpose Rapid Setting Skim Coat & Patch|
|TechLevel-WSF Fiber Reinforced Self-Leveling Underlayment For Wood Subfloors|
|TechLevel™ XP-1® Self-Leveling Underlayment|
|TechLevel™ 150 Self-Leveling Underlayment|
|TechLevel™ 125 Deep Pour Self-Leveling Underlayment|
|TechLevel™ 100 Self-Leveling Underlayment|
|TechLevel-HPT High Performance Topping|
|T1-60™ Economical Tile Adhesive|
|SureBond Unsanded Thin-Set Mortar|
|SpeedSet™ Fortified Thin-Set Mortar|
|SpeedFinish™ Patching & Finishing Compound|
|Spec Mix® Thin Veneer Adhesion Mortar XP500|
|Spec Mix® Setting Bed Mortar (SBM)|
|Spec Mix® Polymer Modified Setting Bed Mortar (PMSBM)|
|Skim Coat & Patch Cement Underlayment|
|SimpleGrout® Pre-Mixed Grout|
|Silk™ Patching Finishing Compound|
|Scratch Coat Mortar|
|Saltillo Grout Mix|
|ReliaBond® Professional Tile Adhesive|
|RedGard® Waterproofing And Crack Prevention Membrane|
|RedGard® Uncoupling Mat|
|RedGard® SpeedCoat® Waterproofing Membrane|
|Quikrete® Floor Mud|
|Quikrete® Deck Mud|
|ProLite® RS Premium Rapid Setting Large Format Tile Mortar|
|ProLite® Premium Large Format Tile Mortar|
|Prism® Ultimate Performance Grout|
|PremiumPlus® Premium Non-Modified Thin-Set Mortar|
|Porcelain Tile Professional Thin-Set Mortar|
|Polyblend® Sanded Grout|
|Polyblend® Plus Sanded Grout|
|Polyblend® Plus Non-Sanded Grout|
|Polyblend® Non-Sanded Grout|
|Peel & Stick Primer|
|Patching & Leveling Latex Additive|
|OmniGrip® Premium Lightweight Tile Adhesive|
|Natural Stone & Large Tile Premium Mortar|
|MultiSet Economical Thin-Set Mortar|
|MultiSet – LFT Economical Large Format Tile Mortar|
|MegaLite® Ultimate Crack Prevention Large Format Tile Mortar|
|MegaLite® RS Ultimate Rapid Setting Crack Prevention Large Format Tile Mortar|
|MBP – Multi-Surface Bonding Primer|
|LevelQuik® Advance™ Fiber Reinforced Self-Leveling Underlayment For Wood Subfloors|
|LevelQuik® Advanced Acrylic Primer|
|LevelQuik RS® (Rapid Setting) Self Leveling Underlayment|
|LevelQuik ES® (Extended Setting) Self Leveling Underlayment|
|LevelLite® Self-Leveling Underlayment|
|Glass Tile Premium Thin-Set Mortar|
|GenPatch™ General Purpose Patch|
|Fusion Pro® Single Component® Grout|
|FractureFree® Crack Prevention Membrane|
|FlexBond® Premium Crack Prevention Thin-Set Mortar|
|Fast Setting Thick Bed Mortar|
|EBM-Lite™ Premium Epoxy Bonding Mortar — 100% Solids|
|CustomFloat® Bedding Mortar|
|CustomBlend® Economical Non-Modified Thin-Set Mortar|
|CUSTOM® SpeedSlope® – Rapid Setting Sloping Mortar|
|Custom® 9240 Waterproofing And Anti-Fracture Membrane|
|Crack Buster® Pro Crack Prevention Mat Underlayment|
|Complete Contact™ RS Fortified Mortar|
|Complete Contact™ Fortified Mortar|
|Complete Contact-LFT Premium Rapid Setting Large Format Tile Mortar|
|Commercial 100% Silicone Sealant|
|Ceramic Tile Caulk (Sanded)|
|Ceramic Tile Caulk (Non-Sanded)|
|CEG-Lite™ 100% Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout|
|CEG-IG 100% Solids Industrial Grade Epoxy Grout|
|C-Cure CureCrete® 936 (Mix)|
|C-Cure CureCrete® 936 (Liquid)|
|CBP 232 Waterproof & Anti-Fracture Membrane|
|Aqua Mix® Ultra-Solv®|
|Aqua Mix® Sealer’s Choice® Gold|
|Aqua Mix® Sealer’s Choice® Gold (Canada)|
|Aqua Mix® SameDay™ Grout Sealer|
|Aqua Mix® Penetrating Sealer|
|Aqua Mix® Grout Release|
|Aqua Mix® Grout Colorant|
|Aqua Mix® Enrich ‘N’ Seal™|
|AcrylPro® Professional Tile Adhesive|
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