Using Environmental Building Materials The Green Way
The use of environmental building materials has received quite a bit of attention recently. With more people becoming aware of the need for environmental protection, the focus has been on the use of sustainable and green materials. But just how can one define which material is environment-friendly?
The answer to this is still an ongoing research. Green building now has an expanded definition to include the entire life cycle of a building, from design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. To include environmental building materials in the design of the building, use these in construction, to ensure that these materials do not damage the environment during operation, to ensure that these can be maintained in an environmental-friendly way, and to ensure that these materials can be recycled during renovation and demolition is therefore at the very core of building green.
This raises the bar on the standards of building green. The question, therefore, lies on the building being commercially viable given this.
For this reason, some builders do a combination of using green materials and regular materials in a green way. For example, a regular window may be installed in a way that the window will take in sufficient light and ventilation, therefore cutting the costs of electricity used for illuminating the office space and cooling it. Every conscious effort to reduce the environmental impact of commercialization may be appreciated as going green.
Environmental Building Materials Used To Replace Steel
Jonite reinforced natural stones are environment building materials used to replace steel in applications such as grating systems, landscaping, and interior design. Jonite satisfies all phases in a building life cycle. The reinforced natural stones have been made from recycled materials, and present a reduction of 30% on carbon emission from steel manufacturing industries.
Stones are easy to maintain and do not corrode, unlike steel, therefore removing the need for chemical-based rust removers. Jonite reinforced natural stones also do not present toxicity to the soil when used as a tree grille, therefore keeping the trees or plants healthier.
Above all, Jonite reinforced natural stones are recyclable. Should the building undergo renovation or demolition, the Jonite stones could be reused in the next edifice to be constructed.
Jonite - Sustainable Growth - Corporate Social Responsibility
Jonite intends to preserve the environment by including at least 30% recycled material in our products. Green Label accredited under the Singapore Environment Council's requirements, the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
Green Mark scheme recognizes using Green Label certified awards and products merit points for their usages.
Through the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, the U.S Green Building Council is transforming the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the usage of recycled content, Jonite products contribute toward satisfying MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED. the LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted standard for the style, building and construction and operation of high performance green building in the U.S.A.
Jonite's Collection of Grating Products
Channel/ Trench Drain Grates
Our channel drain grates (trench drain grates) have redefined the understanding of gratings in the architectural sector. Through Jonite, architects and designers can now feature unlimited design elements into landscape concept with our drainage gratings.
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 categories - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A vast range of designs for architects to choose from. Custom design services available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's first stone homogenous floor drain cover was created by Jonite. We aim to design floor drain covers that matches into any form of floorings. Wide range of colours readily available for every floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
A lot more than just a facility, swimming pools are a part of any gorgeous landscape, Jonite develops and completes your ideal swimming pool with our natural looking swimming pool grates. Low water absorption and exceptional slip resistance.
Outdoor Street Furniture
Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we aim to provide a new concept of street furniture by challenging the notion of regular large and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers provide style, functionality, and security and are designed to be utilized on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage. Our Sump covers come in a Wide range of standard sizes.
Toilet Grates (shower/ bathroom floor drain gratings).
Redefining how public lavatories are seen, our range of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary designs. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.
With our wide variety of tree gratings that are available in a large selection of shapes, designs, and sizes, our tree grates integrate effortlessly into any urban landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can readily emboss a business insignia or municipal logo right onto the tree grates in your environment, providing a one-of-a-kind identity to the location.
USA Decorative Grates
All of our Jonite USA decorative trench gratings have adjoining patterns created to effortlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also crafted to conform to ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our unique material coupled with our innovation allows enable us maximum design freedom to create beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can personalize and design any grating products to your landscaping needs. The versatility of customization in our special material enables our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors.
Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 categories - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide range of designs for architects to pick from. We desire to design floor drain covers that fit into any type of floorings. Made and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.