East Hartford, Conn. – Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional resinous floor and wall systems, is now able to provide sustainability information for its products that complies with the requirements of LEED v4 Material and Resources credits.
Available for Dur-A-Flex’s Poly-Crete®, Accelera®, Hybri-Flex® and Epoxy product lines, the EPDs were developed utilizing the results of the product life-cycle assessments (LCA) and validated by UL’s Validation Services as Type III per ISO 14025. Information included in the EPD is the product’s impact on global warming, ozone depletion, acidification of land and waste, water pollution, photochemical ozone creation, depletion of abiotic resources as well as the product’s carbon footprint.
Designed to provide more transparency on how construction products impact human health and the environment, LEED v4’s Material and Resource (MR) credits focus not only on the ingredients used to manufacture the product, but also the process by which they are sourced, manufactured, applied, used, maintained and disposed of throughout the product’s life cycle. By utilizing third-party resources, Dur-A-Flex’s validated Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide clear and objective information that architects and designers can use when making product comparisons and decisions. Combined with the Low-Emitting Materials credit (EQ), Dur-A-Flex’s flooring systems can earn up to three credit points toward certification.
“Architects and designers are increasingly seeking out environmental information on the products they are specifying” notes Pat Meade, VP, Sales “By achieving these certifications Dur-A-Flex is able to provide useful and objective data to its customers in an industry-specified format” he adds.
Dur-A-Flex, Inc. is a family-owned manufacturer of high-performance, resinous floor and wall systems. With over 50 years in business, Dur-A-Flex is recognized for its ability to continually deliver new and innovative products to the coatings industry. Its unmatched level of customer service is derived from an experienced team of technical service experts as well as stringent quality processes; providing customers with the confidence that they are installing the best product for the job. Named one of the “Best Places to Work in CT” five times by the Hartford Business Journal-sponsored awards program, Dur-A-Flex considers its people its most valuable asset. For more information on Dur-A-Flex floor and wall systems, please visit www.dur-a-flex.com.