Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Green building?
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, it is, ‘The careful design, construction, operation, and reuse or removal of the build environment in an environmentally, energy-efficient and sustainable manner’.
What is LEED?
LEED is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. A Green Building Rating System™ has been developed to standardize tools and performance criteria. This third–party certification program gives building owners and developers performance measures in key areas of environmental health. It is difficult to give a complete definition of what makes a product green because there are many attributes that can make a product green including, but not limited to sustainable site development, materials selection, water savings, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
How does a building become Green certified?
A building becomes certified after third-party review of the building’s ability to meet the performance measurement criteria in the key areas of environmental health:
Sustainable site development
Selection of environmentally friendly materials
Use of products that promote water conservation
Designs that reduce electricity and energy consumption
Indoor products & HVAC that improve environmental quality
Who uses LEED?
LEED practices are being used in both privately and publically owned facilities. These practices must be considered and implemented from conception through completion of building by:
Real estate professionals
Why should a building be certified as Green?
LEED certified buildings will receive a LEED plaque demonstrating the building is environmentally conscience and a healthy environment to work. Building qualifying for certification will realize some or all of the following benefits:
Healthier environment for occupants
Reduced water consumption
Reduced energy costs
Reduced waste water
Qualify for environmental building incentives
Lower cost of ownership due to more efficient operations
Increased property value
What makes a product green?
Products that are designed to conserve energy, water and contribute positively to the indoor environment. Products using materials that reduce the impact to the environment and protect our natural resources.
What products do we offer that are green?
Please visit our Green Products page for a description of our Green Products.
What is the recycled content of Milwaukee Valve products?
Milwaukee Valve provides letters of certification stating the percentage of recycled content of products we make.
Are Milwaukee Valve products regionally manufactured?
Milwaukee Valve has 2 manufacturing facilities in the United States.
U.S. Green Building Council
For additional information regarding these topics please visit the U.S. Green Building Council site at the link below.
Green Building Certification Institute
For additional information regarding certification, course materials, on-line and local exams visit the following website.
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