Belgard is also a long standing member and badge holder from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creator of LEED® certification. Developed in 1998, LEED® provides voluntary guidelines for reducing energy and wasted resources from building and site design. Interlocking Concrete Pavements (ICP), including Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (PICPs), are eligible for LEED® credits under USGBC and CaGBC guidelines. To learn more about how concrete pavers earn LEED points, visit the ICPI website at icpi.org/sustainability.
Improving energy efficiency is also a key focus for our brick and concrete operations. We strive to improve and progress our recycling efforts of both internal by-products and externally sourced secondary materials. Many of our products are suitable for use in climate change mitigation and adaptation.