Did you know Trex products contribute to LEED points? If you aren’t familiar with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), it is a point-based system for green building standards. The U.S. Green Building Council has designated categories for which products and organizations can contribute points to a “green” project. Trex’s eco-friendly products contribute five points in two categories:
MATERIALS & RESOURCES:
- Credit 4.1 Recycled Content: 10% 1 point
- Credit 4.2 Recycled Content: 20% 1 point
(Trex products contain 95% recycled-content)
- Credit 5.1 Regional Materials: 10% 1 point
- Credit 5.2 Regional Materials: 20% 1 point
INNOVATION IN DESIGN:
- Credit 1 LEED Innovation Credit 1 point
Of course, many projects, especially residential, don’t require green building methods or products. However, sustainable and accountable usage of resources matters to us all. Trex is committed to providing materials and manufacturing techniques to meet the needs of a growing economy while doing so responsibly.
Learn more about the environmental sustainability of Trex composite products. Go green with Trex!
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Trex works actively with other members to affect changes in the way communities and their structures are designed, built and operated. Our objective is to create spaces that fundamentally improve the way we work and live.