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.
View LEED® Contribution Data (PDF, 140 KB)
Look for products with our Build Green® logo.
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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