Green Building - Jerusalem Stone



Green Building - Jerusalem Stone
The LEED® * (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. When you pursue LEED certification, JGSW’s stone products contributes toward satisfying credit under LEED.

LEED credits are based on overall building design, construction and delivery to owner.
All components referring to a given category must be considered when assessing points’ compliance.

LEED-NC (LEED for new construction projects) is the most widely used green building rating system in the US.     LEED-NC emphasizes six categories for environmental improvement:

  1. Sustainable Site
  2. Water Efficiency,
  3. Energy and Atmosphere
  4. Indoor Environmental Quality
  5. Materials and Resources
  6. Innovation in Design

Jerusalem Stone contributes to Green Building


  • Jerusalem Stone is a natural product with a long life cycle.
  • Jerusalem Stone is a durable, low-maintenance product.
  • The long life span and minimal upkeep required to keep Jerusalem Stone esthetic appearance make ongoing energy requirements minimal.
  • Jerusalem Stone is an abundant resource that can be 100% recycled. Salvaged or reclaimed Jerusalem Stone can be re used.
  • Jerusalem Stone requires only natural cleaners for maintenance.
  • Jerusalem Stone contains no hazardous materials.
  • Jerusalem Stone has been linked to improved indoor air quality and can contribute to greater energy efficiency
  • Jerusalem Stone is a highly sustainable material. The ASTM standard considers its density as class III - High Density.
  • The JGSW manufacturing process includes extensive water recycling systems as well as a waste recycling system.
  • The Production process utilizes natural materials only and no chemicals.
  • Most of the waste generated by the production process is reused for different products and industries. Stone can be ground up and as aggregate in roads.
  • Jerusalem Stone cladding helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperature while using less energy.

For more information regarding the attainment of specific point for your project using Jerusalem Stone please contact our engineering department at: info@jgsw-group.com
 * The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non profit that developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.

All information provided in this document constitutes a recommendation only, and professional consultation is required in order to determine final scoring.

All information stated is based on research and data by :
  1. The Natural Stone Council.
  2. The University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products.

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