Green is More than Just a Color…

Certified Green and non-toxicAt Coastal Enterprises, green is more than just a color. It’s a vigorous nod toward Earth’s future. As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental health, Precision Board Plus HDU is formulated with eco-friendly, “Green” urethane components, making it Certified Green and Non-Toxic.

Because of this formulation, Precision Board has achieved a certified “Carbon Balance” of 3 to 1 and a “Rapidly Renewable Resource Content” of 23.9%.

This major environmental improvement has also allowed a tighter cell structure which results in more chips and less dust when cutting and machining.

At a Glance Green Facts:

  • Non-Toxic
  • Certified Green
  • Carbon Balance of 3:1
  • More Chips and Less Dust
  • Rapidly Renewable Resource Content of 23.9%

What Does This Mean For Me?

Chips and dust from Precision Board are not harmful to employees working with the material.  We are asked this question a lot by shop foremen and female employees (who plan on getting pregnant).  Precision Board has been tested by an outside lab per the ‘Chronic Health Hazard Requirements’ of ASTM D-4236 and found to be “not hazardous or toxic.” It is also considered not hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910, 1200).  More information is available on our Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Precision Board is formulated with 23.9% Rapidly Renewable Resource Content.  The USGBC defines this as “building materials and products [made] from plants that are typically harvested within a 10-year or shorter cycle.”  Coastal Enterprises shares their goal of reducing “the use and depletion of finite raw materials and long-cycle renewable materials by replacing them with rapidly renewable materials.”

Meeting Green Building Standards

Precision Board Plus also assists in meeting LEED requirements for obtaining USGBC and ICC 700-2008 building credits.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community is built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environment quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designs”.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

The ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard™ is an ANSI-approved consensus standard that provides criteria for rating the environmental performance of residential buildings including detached and attached single-family, multi-unit and renovation projects. It was developed as a partnership between the National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council.

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