Kronos Porcelain Pavers are produced in the U.S., the manufacturing plants are located in Tennessee. The factory is member of the U.S. Green Building Council, which is an organization that promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
RECYCLED CONTENT, MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2 (2 LEED points)
Kronos USA products are produced with 35% of pre-consumer recycled materials.
REGIONAL MATERIALS, MR Credit 5.2 (2 LEED points are granted if the use of local raw material is equal to 20% of the total value of the raw materials).
These Credits are applicable for buildings constructed within 500 miles (804.5 km) from the factory.
The 49% of whole Kronos USA raw materials are quarried in the 500 miles radius. Therefore Kronos USA products contribute for 49% of their value to the LEED Credits of this Section.
HEAT ISLAND EFFECT (Non roof), SS Credit 7.1 (1 LEED point)
The great majority of Kronos USA products do not contribute to change the energy balance of the environments where installed. They do not produce any Urban Heat Island Effect, thanks to its very good physical properties Solar Reflectance Index SRI ≥ 29.
LOW EMITTING MATERIALS, EQ Credit 4.2 (1 LEED point)
No traces of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) are present in Kronos USA tiles (as certified by the external labs in charge of the tests).
INNOVATION IN DESIGN, ID Credit 1.1-1.4 (1-4 LEED points)
Kronos USA tiles are produced in manufacturing plans which have got the prestigious ecological mark ECOLABEL (EU Regulation 2002/272/EC).
These plants vant the environmental management systems compliant to ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS (European Council Regulation 761/2001).
These environmental standards guarantee excellence in terms of:
• safeguard of the environment;
• continuous improvement of the environmental performances of Kronos USA products and manufacturing sites;
• healthcare of Kronos Usa workers and customers.