DePaoli Mosaic Company
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Since ancient times when Italian quarry workers took home small, fractured pieces of
marble, blended them with sand and goat’s milk, and spread the mixture over their
terraces, Terrazzo has been a recycled material. Terrazzo has long been valued for its
life cycle characteristics: low
maintenance, durability, and indoor
air quality - with recycled content
being an additional attractive
feature. DePaoli has extensive
experience working towards LEED
and MA-CHPS standards. Click for a
list of our LEED certified projects.
Today’s epoxy Terrazzo can contribute to
the US Green Building Council’s
credits, under the LEED Rating
System, Version 2.0. Based on the
standards set forth by the LEED
Rating System, epoxy Terrazzo may
contribute in several different
ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
Minimize energy usage within a building
by utilizing a seamless flooring
system for easy maintenance (1-2 points).
MATERIALS & RESOURCES
Epoxy Terrazzo flooring utilizes natural materials and conserves resources due to the long
life-cycle of the product (1-2 points).
Terrazzo systems are poured and set on-site, thereby eliminating transportation costs
associated with off-site production. This helps to reduce fuel consumption and
eliminate harmful emissions (1 point).
Marble chips are often by-products of quarried stone, which may have otherwise been
disposed of as waste. Glass and synthetic aggregates utilize both post-industrial and
post-consumer glass and plastics (1 point).
Epoxy resins can be shipped directly to the job-site in recycled drums. Once empty, the
drums can be used to store residue from the grinding operation. Chemical precipitators
can be added to this residue to separate the water from the solid material. This
reduces the amount of grinding residue which must be transported to the landfill and
allows the Terrazzo contractor to recycle the water and complete additional grinding (1
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Seamless floors like epoxy Terrazzo help maintain IAQ as they are easy to clean, non-porous
and do not harbor dust or microbes. In addition, epoxy terrazzo will seal the concrete
and prevent radon and other gases from migrating into the building (1-2 points).
The resins used in epoxy Terrazzo contain no Volatile Organic Compounds (1 point).
Epoxy Terrazzo flooring is exceedingly durable and will last for the life of the structure in
which it is installed. While other flooring systems will require repairs or even
replacement, Terrazzo required extremely low maintenance cost. This ease of
maintenance reduces the floor’s embodied energy, as well as reducing the need to
consume valuable resources in the future (1-2 points).
If you still have
questions or if
you would like
Terrazzo’s unique characteristics make it the perfect material for today’s green building projects. Below is detailed information on Terrazzo’s
contributions to the US Green Building Council’s flooring and air quality credits. If you would like to discuss Terrazzo’s suitability for your
next Green Building project or require additional information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
© David Laudidio 2012