Our Green Initiative

Our Green Initiative

Our Green Initiative

Valley Asphalt Earns LEED Gold

Valley Asphalt wants to make a positive impact on the environment with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The team was successful in achieving LEED Gold Certification under LEED – NC v 2.2. Our first step in the process was to convert our 7940 Main Street location in Newtown, OH into a LEED-certified facility. We transformed our plant and produced a more sustainable design; therefore, making us and our customers more environmentally friendly. LEED promotes sustainability by recognizing performance in five areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

The team was successful in achieving LEED Gold Certification under LEED – NC v 2.2. The sustainable modifications include:

Site – Pervious asphalt, native grasses and rain gardens allow all rainwater hitting the site to be infiltrated into the soil, eliminating the need for a detention basin – 54% of the Project Site has been restored to native or adaptive plantings – Rainwater Runoff Rate was reduced by 72% – Rainwater Runoff Quantity was reduced by 69% – 60% of parking spaces are provided under cover

Energy – Solar Photovoltaic panels provide 80% of the total building power needs – 88% better energy performance than ASHRAE 90.1-2004 standard – 100% of remaining power for building (above PV power) is offset thru Green Power Purchase

Water – On-site well for water source / On-site treatment for sewage, no water or sewer bill – All planting on site are native or adaptive to the region and do not require irrigation – 23% water savings thru use of low-flow fixtures

Materials – Incorporated durable exterior products that will last a lifetime – 98% of the existing structure was reused – 80% of the construction waste was kept out of the landfill – 25% of all the products used in the building came from recycled sources – 42% of all the products used in the building came from within 500 miles of the site

Indoor Air Quality – Amount of CO2 is monitored in the building notifying occupants when unhealthy thresholds are reached – ALL paints, coatings, and adhesives are low VOC – Lighting controls automatically dim artificial lighting when enough natural light is present

Innovation – Net Zero Emissions between solar PV and Green Power purchase