DePaoli Mosaic Company
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Since ancient times when Italian quarry workers took home small, fractured pieces of marble,
blended them with sand and goat’s milk, and spread the mixture over their terraces,
Terrazzo has been a recycled material. Terrazzo has long been valued for its life cycle
characteristics: low maintenance,
durability, and indoor air quality -
with recycled content being an
additional attractive feature. DePaoli
has extensive experience working
towards LEED and MA-CHPS
standards. Click for a list of our LEED
Today’s epoxy Terrazzo can contribute to
the US Green Building Council’s
credits, under the LEED Rating
System, Version 2.0. Based on the
standards set forth by the LEED
Rating System, epoxy Terrazzo may
contribute in several different
ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
Minimize energy usage within a building
by utilizing a seamless flooring
system for easy maintenance (1-2 points).
MATERIALS & RESOURCES
Epoxy Terrazzo flooring utilizes natural materials and conserves resources due to the long life-
cycle of the product (1-2 points).
Terrazzo systems are poured and set on-site, thereby eliminating transportation costs
associated with off-site production. This helps to reduce fuel consumption and eliminate
harmful emissions (1 point).
Marble chips are often by-products of quarried stone, which may have otherwise been disposed
of as waste. Glass and synthetic aggregates utilize both post-industrial and post-consumer
glass and plastics (1 point).
Epoxy resins can be shipped directly to the job-site in recycled drums. Once empty, the drums
can be used to store residue from the grinding operation. Chemical precipitators can be
added to this residue to separate the water from the solid material. This reduces the
amount of grinding residue which must be transported to the landfill and allows the
Terrazzo contractor to recycle the water and complete additional grinding (1 point).
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Seamless floors like epoxy Terrazzo help maintain IAQ as they are easy to clean, non-porous
and do not harbor dust or microbes. In addition, epoxy terrazzo will seal the concrete and
prevent radon and other gases from migrating into the building (1-2 points).
The resins used in epoxy Terrazzo contain no Volatile Organic Compounds (1 point).
Epoxy Terrazzo flooring is exceedingly durable and will last for the life of the structure in
which it is installed. While other flooring systems will require repairs or even
replacement, Terrazzo required extremely low maintenance cost. This ease of
maintenance reduces the floor’s embodied energy, as well as reducing the need to
consume valuable resources in the future (1-2 points).
If you still have
questions or if
you would like
Terrazzo’s unique characteristics make it the perfect material for today’s green building projects. Below is detailed information on Terrazzo’s
contributions to the US Green Building Council’s flooring and air quality credits. If you would like to discuss Terrazzo’s suitability for your next
Green Building project or require additional information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org