What is LEED?
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design and is a voluntary program to define and measure what constitutes a “green”
building. Muskoka Granite veneer can play a role in attaining LEED certification by offering durability, reduced energy in
the processing, as well as reduced engineering , labour and transportations costs since it is made right
here in Ontario.
are many benefits to using Muskoka Granite veneer from Ontario Stone Depot in LEED and “green” buildings, such
as the efficient use of less stone with the material, the efficient use of structural components with the
reduced weight (15 pounds per square foot), lack of volatile organic compounds or gasses emanating from
the material, reduced energy for shipping and handling because it is a local product, the lack of environmentally
damaging chemicals or materials in the extraction and production processes of the material and finally, the biggest benefit,
which is the labour energy saving component achieved during installation.
Muskoka Granite veneer from Ontario Stone Depot is a very versatile
and cost effective material to install and can be used to put new life into older, existing structures by going
right over old brick or stucco buildings. There can be as much as a 45% reduction on labour/installation costs over full bed
stone. The veneer product can be used in almost any application inside or outside and provides a superb alternative to manufactured
stone, which is essentially processed concrete.
Our Muskoka Granite Veneer products
will allow you to compete on any project where man-made and non-sustainable cladding products are specified. We
can offer the beauty and permanence of natural stone veneer (with matching landscape stone
if needed) while contributing to LEED certification and we can also ensure that projects get finished on time and on budget.