Materials and Resources
B & S Contracting uses high-RAP, or reclaimed asphalt pavement, as part of its commitment to the environment. The typical industry RAP content is between 10%-15%. Anything above those percentages is highly beneficial for green construction.
To gain an Innovation and Design Process (ID) point, incorporating high-RAP above 20% is necessary. We use up to 25% reclaimed asphalt pavement. This could earn you up to two LEED points.
Innovation and Design Process (ID)
Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) is a recent “green” advance in the industry, offering the possibility of several ID benefits such as:
- Reducing emissions
- Reducing the consumption of natural resources
That’s because Warm Asphalt Mix is produced at lower temperatures using fewer fossil fuels.
In building a sustainable site, the intent is always to reduce pollution from construction activities through the control of soil erosion, airborne dust, and sedimentation. With Warm Mix Asphalt, this is achieved.