Environmental Leadership at Daltile (Part 3 in the Go Green! Series)
We believe that the best designs take the environment into consideration. Style should never come at an environmental cost. That’s why we created Greenworks™, a philosophy and program that supports sustainable practices and artistry in tile design.
Greenworks provides tools for consumers, builders, and architects, as well as embracing sustainable manufacturing processes. Here’s an overview.
Recycled Materials In Our Products97% of our manufactured products contain qualified pre-consumer recycled materials and that makes it easy to use environmentally-conscious products in your project. Some products also contain post-consumer recycled material.
Waste Stays Out of LandfillsOperations in our facilities have been diverting waste from landfills for many years. Over the last five years we’ve kept 1.3 billion pounds of waste out of the landfills. That’s 250 million pounds per year.
Water ConservationMaking tile takes a lot of water. We recover 90 million gallons of wastewater each year and reuse it in manufacturing.
Energy ReductionWe’ve improved energy efficiency at our 250+ sales and distribution centers so that we’re saving 11 million kilowatts of electricity per year. At our manufacturing plants, we conserve enough energy to supply 2000 homes with natural gas and 750 homes with electricity for a whole year.
LEED® ToolsLEED is a program for builders, designers, and architects that provides standardized green initiatives in construction. Daltile helps you accumulate LEED credits with green products. We also offer several tools to help you get to LEED certification on your projects.
Check out our LEED Map that will help you find a manufacturing facility within 500 miles of your location. Take a look at our reference guide to find products made in the USA. Use our recycled content finder to see which tiles are made with recycled materials.
Green Building ResourcesLuckily, tile has always been an earth-friendly material. It is made from natural products and lasts a long time. In fact, it is not only a sustainable material, it is also very cost effective. The longer your floor lasts, the better it is for both your pocket book and the environment. Check out our Lifecycle Cost Study to find out just how green tile is.
Take a look at our U.S. Green Building Council rating handbook. It is a guide to LEED green building for new construction and major renovations. It is designed for professionals, but consumers might get a few good ideas too.