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  • Overview

    Individual sustainability projects should support strategic long-term goals. Here you can explore practical approaches to strategic long-term planni...
  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

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Durable

Durability of an item or material is its ability to withstand wear, tear, heavy use, and still remain usable. It can refer to many materials, including functional and aesthetic aspects of a project. Choosing durable materials is an important green building strategy. Long lasting materials do not require frequent replacement, which means less demand on new resources and less waste to be recycled or placed in landfills.

Whole Building Systems

  • Solid Waste - 15-1

    Design Phase, including the consideration of appropriate durability in product specification

  • Solid Waste - 15-1

    Design Phase, including the consideration of appropriate durability in product specification

Materials

  • Metal

    Steel entry doors with foam core insulation can provide good sound insulation and weather proofing. They also can serve as fire breaks, and good sec...
  • Ceiling Hung Partitions

    Ceiling mounted partitions require structural ceiling support, which makes installation more technical. They can be made of plastic or metal, both ...
  • Steel Frame

    Window frames are one component of a window assembly. In naturally ventilated buildings window frames allow the window to be opened to bring in fre...
  • Aluminum Frame

    Window frames are one component of a window assembly. In naturally ventilated buildings window frames allow the window to be opened to bring in fre...
  • Storefront / Curtainwall Assemblies

    Storefront or curtainwall assemblies are "built-up" systems of glazing and metal frames that can span full or multiple floors. These systems requi...
  • Toilet Partitions

    Toilet partitions can be floor-mounted, wall-mounted, or ceiling-mounted for ease of cleaning. Floor mounted toilet partitions ...
  • Solid Surface

    Solid Surface countertops are made from petrochemicals-based synthetics. Countertops made from solid surface are durable and scratches can be sanded...
  • Engineered Stone

    Engineered stone is typically comprised of quartz particles with a binding agent, but can include varying amounts of recycled glass chips, similar t...
  • Stainless Steel

    Stainless Steel sheet goods can easily be cut or formed into a variety of countertop shapes and profiles. Welded to a stainless steel frame or appli...
  • Casework / Millwork

    Select casework and millwork that have sustainable attributes such as rapidly renewable, recycled content and sustainably managed forest materia...
  • Bamboo

    Bamboo is a grass that has a short growth cycle and continues to grow after it is cut without replanting or cultivating, making it a rapidly renewab...
  • Metal Furniture

    Metal options include steel and aluminum. Durability of items selected may be important depending on the application. Also treatment of the metal ...
  • Natural Stone

    Natural stone countertops are those composed of granite, soapstone, slate, or other naturally occurring minerals. Natural stone is used scarcely wit...