Whether applied as a feature wall, flooring, or an eye catching accent, Oceanside Glass Tile makes an ideal material for LEED registered projects.
Oceanside started the trend over twenty years ago, with a commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Using curbside recycling programs clear glass waste, OGT has made it their mission to repurpose this by creating beautiful art tile. OGT has set the standard in the industry for rethinking our otherwise single use materials by creating holistic and thought provoking recycled glass tile.
Below is a summary of the LEED points Oceanside can contribute to:
Materials and Resources Credit 4, 4.1, 4.2: Use materials that contain minimum 20% by weight post-consumer recycled content or 40% by weight post-industrial recycled content.
Materials and Resources Credit 5, 5.1, 5.2: Use building materials that have been manufactured within 500 miles for 20% of total materials. Of those 20%, specify at least 50% that were extracted, harvested, or recovered within 500 miles.
- EQ 4.1: low emitting adhesives and sealants.
All Oceanside Glasstile is made primarily from silica sand, an abundant natural resource, with many colors also containing recycled content that may include pre-consumer*, post-industrial**, and/or post-consumer*** recycled bottle glass from curbside recycling programs. See the chart opposite for specific content by color.
*Pre-consumer materials are generated during our manufacturing process and may consist of scrap and trimmings that were never used in the consumer market.
**Post-Industrial: Material from manufacturing processes where virgin resources would otherwise go to waste. This material is collected and used in a product other than that for which it was originally used.
***Post-consumer material is an end product that has completed its life cycle as a consumer item and would otherwise have been disposed of as a solid waste. Oceanside Glasstile's post-consumer material is recycled bottle glass (cullet) from curbisde recycling programs.
AESTHETICS AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Because of its handcrafted nature and broad range of translucent and iridescent colors, Oceanside Glasstile is an exceptionally beautiful building material—an ideal choice for helping people create beautiful and comforting living spaces, conducive to health and productivity, all of which is part of green building.
DURABILITY AS PART OF SUSTAINABILITY
Glass tile is a very strong building material* that is impervious
to water and freeze/thaw resistant. This long-lasting durability
further adds to its sustainability.
*For example, breaking strength on all 4" x 4" Field Tile
is approximately 900 pounds per square inch of force.
For more information on Oceanside Glasstile's sustainability
profile and LEED applications please email A&D@glasstile.com