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Metropolitan Ceramics® & LEED
Individual products do not earn LEED points but can only contribute toward the certification process. Based on our review of LEED-NC Version 2009, we suggest that a LEED AP consider the following areas where Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile may contribute to gaining LEED points.

LEED Credit

MR Credit 5: Regional Materials:
1-2 Points

Intent - Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.


Regional Materials
Points
10%
1
20%
2
Metropolitan Advantage

Mined (as a by-product of coal strip mining) within 50 miles of the manufacturing facility. Metropolitan’s manufacturing plant is centrally located in Canton, Ohio.


LEED Credit

MR Credit 4: Recycled Content:
1-2 Points
Intent - Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

Recycled Content
Points
10%
1
20%
2

Note: 1/2 of pre-consumer content may be claimed
Metropolitan Advantage

Metropolitan Ceramics’ products are manufactured with up to in excess of 50% pre-consumer recycled material (EnviroQuarry). See Recycled Content Chart for content of individual offerings.


LEED Credit

ID Credit 1 : Innovation in Design - 1-5 Points
Intent - To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by the LEED Green Building Rating System.
Metropolitan Advantage

Because neutral cleaners are used, Metropolitan tile can be part of a green maintenance program. Metropolitan tile can also be used in other innovative ways such as being part of a passive solar energy plan when used in conjunction with natural lighting.


LEED Credit

SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect: Non-Roof - 1 Point
Intent - Reduce heat islands to minimize impact on micro climate and human and wildlife habitat.
Metropolitan Advantage

Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed tiles are available in light-reflective colors and can be used outdoors for areas such as patios, walkways, pool surrounds and courtyards.


LEED Credit

IEQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials: Flooring Systems - 1 Point
Intent - Reduce the quality of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installer and occupants.
Metropolitan Advantage

Metropolitan Ceramics unglazed quarry tile is kiln fired to temperatures in excess of 2000°F thus burning out any potential VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). In addition, the vitreous state of the product after firing makes it both mold and bacteria resistant.


LEED Credit

IEQ Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealant - 1 Point
Intent - Reduce the quality of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installer and occupants.
Metropolitan Advantage

Most manufacturers of ceramic tile installation materials have moved to - no or low - VOC products.





Metropolitan Ceramics® is manufactured in Canton, Ohio U.S.A
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Below is a map showing cities within a 500 mile radius of the Metropolitan Ceramics® manufacturing facility. Also, our raw materials are mined within 50 miles of our facility.

500 mile radius


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