Where Evergreen Bleachers Fits In
When Evergreen Bleachers are part of a new-construction or renovation project, the high proportion of recycled or re-used components, including components that are regionally manufactured, can qualify for credits in the LEED certification process.
In USGBC LEED 2009 (v3) there are 100 possible base points. The “Materials and Resources” section contributes a 14 possible points to this total.
See our LaFargeville Central School case history to find out more about how Evergreen Bleachers are ideal for school buildings designed to fit LEED requirements.
While there are no LEED-certified products, and each application for a LEED rating is individually reviewed by the application committee, an Evergreen Bleachers installation may qualify for Credits #3 and #4. If the installation is within 500 miles of our warehouse, it may also qualify for Credit #5.
Real Benefits of Recycling
It’s nice that recycling is being recognized as being good for the environment. But the cold hard truth is that it also saves money. A lot of money.
Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania found this out in 2008, when had the Wayne® bleachers in their schools recreation center completely refurbished by the Bleacherman.
Instead of discarding the old bleachers, which were in a worn and shabby condition, the school choose the Bleacherman to re-manufacture the understructure and reinforce it with the Century Design® No-Sag System. The wood seating surfaces were completely refinished, and safety equipment added.
After being planed, edged, stained and sealed, the wood seating surfaces were reinstalled with new P-rails and seat-level intermediate aisles.
Today, the upgraded bleachers look like new, and operate like new, while retaining the traditional look of wood seating.
The school was able to retain its investment in the wood by refinishing and reusing it. Just think of the cost of new wood (at today’s prices) for this 1200 seat recreation center!