Sustainable building – investment in responsibility to the earth and environment, and in healthy living

  • KEIM – committed to the concept
    of sustainability...

    Sustainability is a development.

    We research and develop, manufacture and
    distribute mineral products and systems, meeting
    our self-imposed commitment for sustainability as
    well as the demands and needs of our customers.

    •  KEIM’s durable products are
      unequalled
    •  Maintenance costs are lowest over
      extended life cycle
    •  KEIM products have an excellent
      eco balance
    •  100% natural ingredients are
      harmless to health
    •  KEIM finishes are low-impact from
      manufacturing to application to disposal

 

Measures of Sustainable Building

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Preserve limited natural resources
Reduce VOC’s & hazardous chemicals
 
Specify economic and longest lasting building options
Reduce waste & conserve clean water
Support people and community

 

Environmental Product Declarations

IBU is an international agency created out of an initiative of manufacturers of construction products who decided to support the demand for more sustainability in the construction sector. IBU currently certifies based on international standards.

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LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is an internationally-recognized rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC.org) to certify buildings relating to four levels of sustainable performance. Here are potential points that may be achieved when using KEIM mineral paints, stains, primers, plaster and finishes:

LEED for New Construction Indoor Environmental Quality
(1 point) IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials – Paints and Coatings
See page 68 of http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8868

LEED for Existing Building Operations & Management
(1 point) MR Credit 3: Sustainable Purchasing – Facility Alterations and Additions
See page 46 of http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8876

LEED for Commercial Interiors Indoor Environmental Quality
(1 point) IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials – Paints and Coatings
See page 48 of http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8874

LEED for Core and Shell Indoor Environmental Quality
(1 point) IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials – Paints and Coatings
See page 66 of http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8870

LEED for Homes
(1/2 point) MR 2 Credit – Environmentally Preferable Products
See pages 79-81 of http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3638