LEED Certification

Listed below are the Keystone Ridge Designs site furniture characteristics that can contribute to LEED® certification. All information is based on the guidelines set forth in the Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations LEED v3. If you need more information about specific site furnishings used towards LEED certification, please contact your sales representative.

Alternate Transportation with Bicycle Racks

Keystone Ridge Designs offers bicycle racks in a variety of unique styles. Adding bike racks to a site can help reduce pollution by encouraging alternate transportation. (SS Credit 4.2: Alternative Transportation: Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms)

Maximize Open Space

In building a project that maximizes open space, site furnishings such as benches and table sets can be used to add function to vegetated open spaces and facilitate a pedestrian-friendly environment. (SS Credit 5.2: Site Development: Maximize Open Space)

Recyclables Collection

Keystone Ridge Designs recycling containers and litter receptacles with recycling lid features can contribute to the storage and collection of recyclables and reduce waste through recycling efficiencies. (MR Prerequisite 1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables)

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control

Ash urns and ash lid options on litter receptacles can be used in designated smoking areas to assist with environmental tobacco smoke control in buildings. (IEQ Prerequisite 2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control)

Reduce Heat Islands

Umbrella products complement our table sets as well as provide shade in courtyard areas to reduce the heat island effect and minimize impact on microclimate. (SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect: Non-Roof)

Low Emission Powder Coating Process

The KEYSHIELD® powder coat finish used to coat and protect each piece of steel furniture manufactured by Keystone Ridge Designs releases negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere and is considered to be HAPS free – free of hazardous air pollutants. This can reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants. (IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings)

Recycled Steel Content

The steel that is used to manufacture our line of steel furnishings is composed of at least 25% recycled content. Certain types of steel bar used may be comprised of up to 100% recycled steel. Also, the aluminum cast ends used on certain bench series are produced from 97- 98% recycled aluminum scrap. This reduces the impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials. (MR Credit 4: Recycled Content)

Regional Materials Use

The natural resources that we use in manufacturing our site furnishings are obtained regionally thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation. Our site furnishings are manufactured, powder coated, packaged and shipped all from one location in Butler, PA – within 500 miles of a large portion of the eastern United States. (MR Credit 5: Regional Materials)

Download Complete Environmental Statement here.