The sustainability concept in the construction industry continues to grow as the consciousness of doing less damage to our planet affirms itself. This is why LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy Design) continues to become more and more popular with engineers, architects, and other professionals in the construction industry.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the body that regulates the LEED programs, “LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.” LEED is the most widely used green building system in the world with 1.7 million square feet of construction space certifying every day, according to its website. Since its inception 15 years ago, LEED projects have been responsible for diverting over 80 million tons of waste from landfills.
Kryton has certainly been involved with many LEED buildings, including local Vancouver’s TELUS Garden and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre. Kryton also provided a waterproofing solution to Las Vegas’s CityCenter development, which is also the largest privately financed development in the United States and has earned LEED certification status.
Kryton products are based on proprietary Krystol® technology. Krystol contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), is safe for use with potable water, makes concrete more durable, and is easily recycled at the end of life. Krystol’s ability to add valuable LEED points to a concrete project is just another reason why it is the best choice for all your concrete waterproofing needs.
Further to our LEED-friendly Krystol technology, our Research and Development Manager Alireza Biparva has earned a LEED Associate certificate, instilling these principles company-wide. This only emphasizes our value on environmentally focused projects around the world. The credential also ensures that Kryton has an up-to-date understanding of green building principles and best practices.
This LEED professional credential will continue to thrust Kryton into the forefront of the sustainable design community. What exactly is a LEED professional credential? Here is a great video from the USGBC explaining it: