Laguna Hills, California -- Dan Brockington, president of ArchitecturalTrim.com, has expresses support for all efforts for more sustainable, environmentally-benign and fire-resistant home and commercial developments.
"There are many green certificates available for homeowners and contractors," said Brockington, noting that benefits of the LEED programme include "more than an eco-friendly title." "For homes in particular, achieving LEED Certification not only gives the US Green Building Council's stamp of approval, but also saves on energy and water consumption, assures a healthy living environment, and may even sell for more in less time than non-LEED Certified homes."
Architectural Product Resource Inc. claims to offer building-trim in high-grade materials that exceed the highest building material standards and requirements, including ASTM E-84 fire resistance standards. Whether retrofitting a home or planning a new development to meet LEED standards, ArchitecturalTrim.com says its products offer builders "eco-friendly and fire-rated mouldings, architectural columns, shutters, corbels, faux beams and more."
ArchitecturalTrim.com also says it works in conjunction with USGBC.org (the US Green Building Council) to help minimise construction waste and choose environmentally-preferable products.
LEED is a third-party certification programme and is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system which promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.