We are very proud to have chosen sustainable construction materials wherever possible as well as used efficient HVAC and water heating solutions throughout our squash club.

 

Sustainable Product List and Descriptions

 

Building Materials

Masonry - Premier Glazed Block and Premier ultra Burnished block-Produced with a minimum of 20% post consumer and post industrial recycled contents, manufactured in Eau Claire, WI

Concrete Masonry Units - Made in Madison WI and has a minimum of 15% recycled cementitious material.

 

Woods, Plastics, and Composites

Lyptus Wood- Uber sustainable wood walls. The eucalyptus plantations supplying the lumber mill are owned a nd managed by Aracruz, Weyerhaeuser's joint venture partner in the Aracruz Produtos de Madeira (APM) S.A. mill. The plantations are a mosaic of eucalyptus and native tropical forest which were previously agricultural and grazing lands. Over 25% of these plantations are managed as permanent native forest where sensitive slopes and areas near water are maintained in natural habitat. Original species native to the area over 100 years ago have been reintroduced into this ecosystem. The Aracruz plantations are certified to Brazil's national sustainable forestry standard, Cerflor. This standard has been endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a European based international organization that endorses credible sustainable forestry programs.

 

Eucalyptus trees grow quickly and may be harvested within 14 -16 years of planting. Lyptus forests are 11 times more productive on a per hectare per year basis when compared to a temperate forest, which may take 80 to 100 years or more to mature. Lyptus forests also produce 30 times the volume of lumber per hectare per year when compared to an unmanaged temperate forest. Like Weyerhaeuser mills in the United States, the APM mill uses virtually every portion of the log, converting it to lumber and other usable by-products; residuals are used as bio-energy for the kiln drying operations.

 

Maple Doors - FSC Certified. The Forest Stewardship Council was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. This impressive goal has in many ways been achieved, yet there is more work to be done. FSC sets forth principles, criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and environmental concerns. The FSC standards represent the world's strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes."

 

Alkemi - Recycled metal/resin countertops. Recycled surface material composed of post-industrial scrap waste (35% by weight-as certified-or 60% by volume). Made from fine flake aluminum milling scrap-which commonly burns up as a heavy smoke pollutant when exposed to conventional aluminum recycling-ALKEMI leaves no hazardous footprint.

 

FSB Hardware - Uses clean aluminum anodizing processes. Responsible use of materials, water and energy makes them an ecologically responsible manufacturer.

 

Finishes

Ergon Engineered Stone- The porcelain tile used in the showers, the serving area, and base is made with 40% of pre-Consumer recycled Materials. In addition, the manufacturing processes used to make the tile are extremely sustainable. The plant produces a large portion of their energy through a turbine. Excess energy is put back into the grid.

 

Bolyu Carpet - This carpet company uses two pounds of waste for every pound they generate, and 100% of their commercial operation is using Reneable Green energy credits. The carpet used also has Puralex which helps purify the air indoors, reducing VOC's. The backing used in the carpet has 85% recycled content, and can be recycled back into future carpet tiles.

 

Matsinc Cocoa Mat - 100% natural Cocoa Fiber

Johnsonite Rubber Base - Rubber is more environmentally friendly than vinyl and the color we selected has at least 80% of post industrial recycled content.

 

LOW or No VOC paint - The paint and primer is Low VOC from Hallman Lindsay, manufactured in Sun Prairie. In addition, the enamel used on the hollow metal frames and doors were painted with a no VOC industrial enamel from Sherwin Williams.

 

Linoleum - The Serving area Countertops and tackable surface in the display cabinet were made with Linoleum, a product from Forbo. It is made with recycled content, low emitting materials, and rapidly renewable materials. Linoleum is made with Linseed oil, wood flour, and canvas.

 

Armstrong Cirrus High Recycled Content Acoustical Tile - The acoustical tile is made with 54% pre consumer and 29% post consumer recycled content.

 

Plumbing

Phoenix Solar Water Heater - Using solar panels and an internal solar heat exchanger, this water heater is up to 96% thermal efficiency.

 

Delta Dryden Faucet - Locker room faucets have a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, which is 32% lower then the industry standard.

 

Hansgrohe Croma Eco Air - Shower heads use only 1.6 gallons per minute. And they don't suck like many low-flow heads.

 

Kohler Cimarron with Class Six Ecosmart flushing technology - Our toilets use only 1.6 gpf and deliver "outstanding bulk flushing." Gotta have outstanding bulk flushing technology.

 

Zurn eighth gallon urinals - Standard urinals use 1 gpf. It's just pee for crying out loud.

 

Electrical

Cree LLF - Cree lights use 85% less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs and less than half the energy of compact fluorescent lamps. Consuming less energy results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions being released into our environment. Also, because each Cree light is designed to last for 50,000 or more hours, there is less landfill waste from burned-out incandescent bulbs.

 

6" Shower lights - Fluorescent Energy star qualified lights

 

Big Ass Fan - A 14 foot ceiling fan designed to move around massive amounts of air in environments with very high ceilings--in our case, about 25 feet. The point of which is to de-stratify the air. As heat rises and collects near the roof, the BAF moves that air downward drastically reducing our energy consumption and ultimately our HVAC costs.

 

Local Art

Renee' Glass furnished our decorative art glass in our entrance.

Mark Michael Cullen-- Paintings, Prints, and Whatnot is our first local artist to hang work on our walls.