Sustainability & LEED

About LEED

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification measures a building’s environmental performance. It is one of the most widely used project rating systems for new construction and major renovations. The program is regulated by the US Green Building Council.

Kryton’s solutions can contribute to achieving valuable LEED points for your building. Here are just a few ways Kryton can help:

Sustainable Sites

SS Credit  Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat
(Up to 2 points)

Kryton can help reduce site disturbance. Less excavation is required because Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) waterproofing admixture is added directly to the concrete mix. No additional excavation to accommodate the applicators of surface-applied waterproofing membranes.

SS Credit: Heat Island Reduction
(Up to 2 points)

Kryton can help to waterproof green roofs and suspended slabs.

SS Credit: Rainwater Management
(Up to 3 points)

Kryton’s KIM is commonly used to waterproof concrete storm water runoff cisterns. This Low Impact Development (LID) technique collects water for future use, resulting in both water conservation and reduction of water utility costs.

Materials & Resources

MR Credit: Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction
(Up to 6 points)

Kryton’s products can repair concrete as part of a renovation. They increase both the durability and service life of the concrete structure.

MR Credit: Construction and Demolition Waste Management
(Up to 2 points)

KIM’s pulpable paper bags can be added to the concrete plant mixer or truck unopened, eliminating all packaging waste. Concrete with KIM in it can be recycled after demolition.Concrete with surface-applied membranes cannot be after demolition.

Indoor Environmental Quality

EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials
(Up to 3 points)

Kryton’s KIM and Krystol T1 & T2 Waterproofing System contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC) and can replace VOC emitting paints, sealers and membranes.

EQ Credit: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
(Up to 1 point)

Kryton’s Krystol Technology products such as KIM and Krystol T1 & T2 Waterproofing System can replace VOC materials and they do not expose workers to VOCs.

EQ Credit: Indoor Air Quality Assessment
(Up to 2 points)

Kryton’s Krystol Technology products such as KIM and Krystol Waterstop System are VOC-free and can help meet air quality test requirements.

Innovation & Design Process

Innovation and Design
(Up to 5 points)

KIM frees designers from the design constraints of using a surface-applied membrane.