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What is driving the new $40 billion green buiding market

What is driving the new $40 billion green buiding market

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The emerging $40 billion a year green building market requires new and innovative green flooring products. According to the Building Alliance the driving force behind this new green market is explained in this brief presentation
The emerging $40 billion a year green building market requires new and innovative green flooring products. According to the Building Alliance the driving force behind this new green market is explained in this brief presentation

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Published by: Peter Rundle on Nov 06, 2008
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GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

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The three largest segments for nonresidential greenbuilding construction – office, education and health care – will account for more than 80% of total non residential construction
Source: 2008 US Construction Overview

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SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

WHAT’S DRIVING GREEN CONSTRUCTION?
Ø These factors are expediting the growth of green building products: • Unprecedented level of government initiatives • Heightened residential demand for green construction • Improvements in sustainable materials

SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
Ø Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction & Major Renovation administered by Federal Government Green Building Council. Ø Since 1989 LEED has grown to encompass more than 14,000 projects in 50 US states and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion square feet of developed area.
SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

LEED PROGRAM BENEFITS
Studies have suggested that an initial up front investment of 2% extra will yield over ten times the initial investment over the life cycle of the building s Increased real estate value of the property. s Healthier living environment s Significant tax relief at the Federal, State and Municipal levels
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SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

LEED QUALIFICATIONS
Different LEED versions have varied scoring systems based on a set of required "prerequisites" and a variety of "credits" in the six major categories
vCertified - 26-32 points vSilver - 33-38 points vGold - 39-51 points vPlatinum - 52-69 points
SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

MAGNUM LEED PRODUCTS
ØMagnum Floors offers LEED qualified flooring products in five categories for a possible total of 15 LEED credits ØMagnum Floors are 100% FSC Certified and are one of only two suppliers located in the US offering FSC certified laminate flooring

SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

Magnun Green Program
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Magnum Green products are 100% FSC certified as defined by the Forest Stewardship Council Full range of products including solid wood (domestic and exotics), laminate flooring, cork, bamboo and linoleum All products have at least one green standard attribute as defined by Magnum standards All wood flooring meets or exceeds the CARB January 1, 2009 regulations
SUSTAINABLE. HEALTHY. ECOFRIENDLY.

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