Seven HVAC tapes manufactured by Shurtape Technologies can now help earn points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program.
Shurtape says it is the first HVAC tape producer to
introduce tapes that help earn green building points.
municipal, state and national building codes now require building materials
that qualify for green credits. Products that are eligible for LEED credits are
routinely specified by mechanical engineers in construction plans to reduce
harmful air pollutants and volatile organic compounds, as well as cut energy
usage and save water.
Shurtape’s manufacturing process
predominately uses water-based adhesives that do not produce VOCs. In the rare
instances where Shurtape uses solvent-based adhesives, the company said its
manufacturing process recaptures and destroys airborne toxins through regenerative
thermal oxidization, greatly reducing emissions.
began manufacturing tape in 1955, we have had a commitment to reducing the
impact of our processes and products on the environment,” said Stephen Shuford,
Shurtape’s executive vice president. “Our qualification for LEED credits is
important for us and our customers, who will benefit from the credits, as well
as from affiliation with suppliers who demonstrate environmental stewardship.”
Shurtape products help earn LEED points
October 1, 2008