Water Efficient Landscaping
As you may be aware, 70% of the Earth’s surface is made of water. However, less than 1% of the world’s water is available freshwater for human consumption. In other words, all of the water used in the home comes from the 1% available freshwater. Now think about this. Did you know that in most homes across the country 50-70% of the household water consumption is used for outdoor irrigation? Here is another fact. To keep lawns green, it takes approximately 685 gallons of water to apply 1-inch of water over 1,000 square feet of lawn annually. That is a tremendous burden on the world’s freshwater supply just to keep the lawn green. How can you make a difference? Replace your natural lawn with SYNLawn® to eliminate up to 70% of your water consumption. The choice to switch to SYNLawn® not only gives you a beautiful looking lawn year round without the maintenance, it could also help save our planet.
Manufactured with Recycled and Renewable Resources
Thanks to our exclusive EnviroLoc™ Backing System, SYNLawn’s backing is approximately 60-70% green by weight. The EnviroLoc™ System is an engineered component system which contributes to environmental sustainability. The first component is the primary backing which helps extend the product life cycle by using 10% less material that is stronger and has superior dimensional stability compared to traditional artificial grasses. Product lifespan is further extended on the face by incorporating nylon 6 in the fibers adding up to 50% longer life. The second component is the secondary backing which incorporates BioCel™ technology. BioCel™ uses an environmentally-sensitive polyurethane that replaces a large portion of the petroleum-based polymers with soybean oil (renewable resources) and adds Celceram™ (recycled product of coal combustion) to further strength and greater stability.
Green Building and LEED® Certification
Using SYNLawn® helps environmentally conscience builders and specifiers with LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Using SYNLawn® with EnviroLoc™ can contribute LEED® points in the areas of Water Efficient Landscaping, Recycled Content, Rapidly Renewable Material and Innovation in Design.
Water Efficiency LEED® Points
|WE 1.1 Water Efficient Landscaping Reduce by 50%||Requires no water||1 point|
|WE 1.2 Water Efficient Landscaping No Water Use||Requires no water||1 point in addition to WE 1.1|
Recycled and Renewable Content LEED® Points
|MR 4.1 Recycled Content: 10%||Utilizes post consumer waste||1 point|
|MR 4.2 Recycled Content: 20%||Utilizes post consumer waste||1 point in addition to MR 4.1|
|MR 6.0 Rapidly Renewable Material||Utilizes poly-oils in backing material||1 point|
|ID 1.0-1.4 Innovation in Design||Unconventional material application||1 to 4 points|