Green Building & LEED® Certification

SYNLawn® is green on top, in the middle and even underneath. Beyond the color, SYNLawn® goes a long way towards better environmental sustainability which makes it truly “green.” We take measurable steps in providing products that have an extended lifespan, reduce your carbon footprint, conserve water, and use renewable and recycled materials in manufacturing.

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

Engineered using the EnviroLoc™ backing system, these products replace up to 60 percent of the petroleum-based polymers with renewable soybeans to create superior strength, dimensional stability and healthy contribution 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.

SYNLawn’s 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 an environmentally-sensitive polyurethane that replaces a large portion of the petroleum-based polymers with renewable resources including soybeans.

Green Building and LEED® Certification

U.S. Green Building CouncilUsing 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

Category Characteristic Point Value
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

Category Characteristic Point Value
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

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