Premier Building Solutions is proud to have always been part of this turn toward environmental responsibility. Our “Green Advantage” Program – which certifies our commitment not only to superior products & services, but also to the health of the environment – has been part of our company since the beginning. It bears witness to the fact that our engineering formulations, manufacturing standards and production practices make us a tried and trusted leader in the supply of eco-friendly and VOC compliant products – not just for today, but also for tomorrow.
Many Ways of Being Green
There is no single definition of “being green” – but we understand it to mean seeing value in more environmentally responsible attitudes and practices. This is why we follow the lead of two nationally accepted standards in the building industry:
- The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), with their Model Green Home Building Guidelines
- The U.S. Green Building Council, with their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System®.
Premier Building Solution’s Green Advantage products either meet or exceed the “green” guidelines set forth by these existing standards, and we pledge to continue to develop new products that will not only honor these existing standards, but also those that may come in the future.
Important Green Standards
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. It recognizes building strategies and practices that are intended to help building owners and operators become more environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. Please follow this link to learn more about LEED ratings and certification.
The National Green Building Standard is a collaborative effort between the NAHB, NGBS and ICC that outlines the green practices that can be incorporated into new homes. The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard has been approved by ANSI and represents a remarkable collection of codes and standards that NAHB and ICC Members can use to guide the construction of safe, sustainable and affordable homes. Please follow this link to learn more about the 2012 National Green Building Standard®
Solvent-based products produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the curing process. Sealants and adhesives are considered safe on the amount of VOCs in them. A product is more environmentally friendly when its VOC number is lower. VOC content can be found on the product label or Safety Data Sheet. There are a patchwork of regulations across the country regarding VOC levels, and Premier is proud that all of our products (except for XtraFoam) meet or exceed any and all U.S. VOC regulations. Please follow this link for an EPA overview of VOCs.
Our Specific Advantages
Our “Green Advantage” series of sealants & adhesives are specifically beneficial to the environment in two ways: they minimize the adverse effects pollutants have on the environment and increase a building’s efficiency. Reducing the environmental impact of pollutants is made possible by our extremely low VOC (volatile organic compound) levels. All of Premier’s green products have VOC levels less than that required by the national standards. Increasing a building’s efficiency is made possible by the ability of our products to reduce heat loss (or intrusion) through their superior ability to seal cracks, seams and other openings.