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Hydraulic Mulch

Last Updated: 09/30/19

Hydraulic mulch is comprised of small pieces of cellulose fibers, which can be made completely from wood waste or recovered paper. It stabilizes soil, prevents wind and water erosion, and provides protection and warmth for seeds, helping them grow. Through hydroseeding, a mixture of water, seeds, and hydraulic mulch is sprayed over bare soil to quickly promote plant growth.

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Paper-Based Hydraulic Mulch
Wood-Based Hydraulic Mulch
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
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Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories. This includes the specialty areas of: New Construction and Major Renovation, Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, Schools, Retail, Data Centers, Warehouse and Distribution Centers, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Specific credits are:

  • Sustainable Sites - Rainwater Management

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.