Aspects Of Green Building Design
Green building involves many aspects of the building process. These include the type of materials used, its long term durability and performance, the efficiency of the building method, maintenance, and upkeep, and then there is the design. It takes into account the immediate environment when drafting the building plans. It incorporates the lay of the land, the direction of the wind, and where the sun rises and sets.
Sustainable designs result to energy efficient buildings that make practical use of the elements around us, elements that we can naturally acquire with the right building methods. For example, natural light and fresh air is easily harnessed with the right kinds of windows. In addition to being of the right material and size, these windows should naturally be situated on the correct side of the house or building.
Appropriate Materials For Green Building Design
Renewable materials top the list of green building materials. You can place recyclables up there as well. Consider anything that does not require tremendous amounts of energy in its manufacture as a green material. These include wood and natural stone, and a host of recycled products that would otherwise find their way at a landfill. Fortunately for Mother Earth, responsible companies now offer environment-friendly products. One of these model companies is Jonite. Grating is the specialty of Jonite. It manufactures customizable grating products from reinforced stone. These products lend itself well to green building design.
Jonite Stone Gratings And Green Building Design
Gratings provide a practical way for managing water runoff from a given area. These include residential residences as well as industrial and commercial ones. Jonite gratings give builders an alternative material to the usual steel and metal grating. As everyone knows, steel and metal are not quite the best materials to use when it comes to environmental responsibility. This is due to the notorious amounts of carbon emitted to the environment in its manufacture.
Jonite reinforced stone, however, carries the Green Label certification from the Singapore Environmental Council. The amount of recycled content material in the Jonite stone gratings has earned it a LEED certification from the U.S.
Jonite - Sustainable Growth - Corporate Social Responsibility
Jonite's commitment to the environment is driven from within its core values of the company's vision and objective. Our main goal is to ensure durability and quality of our gratings through energy-saving and resource-conserving production. Jonite intends to preserve the environment by integrating a minimum of 30% recycled content in our products. Using Jonite products in place of steel and cast iron will add to the lowering of carbon emissions from the steel and iron work markets worldwide. Green Label licensed under the Singapore Environment Council's requirements, the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
Green Mark scheme acknowledges the use of Green Label accredited products and awards 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 changing the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the use of recycled material, Jonite gratings contribute toward fulfilling MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED. the LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the style, building and construction and operation of high-performance green structure 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 concept of gratings in the architectural industry. Through Jonite, architects and designers can easily now combine endless design features into landscape concept with our drainage gratings.
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 varieties - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide variety of concepts for architects to decide on. Customized design services available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's 1st stone homogenous floor drain cover was created by Jonite. We aim to develop floor drain covers that fit in into any type of floorings. A Large variety of colors readily available for every floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
More than just a feature, 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 superb slip resistance.
Outdoor Street Furniture
Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we work tirelessly to offer a fresh concept of street furniture by questioning the belief of conventional cumbersome and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, ergonomic and versatile in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers offer security, functionality, and style 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 restrooms are viewed, our series of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary concepts. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.
With our large variety of tree gratings that are readily available in a large selection of designs, sizes, and shapes, our tree grates integrate easily into any city landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can readily emboss a business insignia or municipal emblem right onto the tree grates in your setting, providing an exclusive image to the area.
USA Decorative Grates
All our Jonite USA decorative trench gratings have adjoining patterns developed to effortlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also developed to conform with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our special material brought together with our resourcefulness allows enable us maximum design flexibility to develop beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can customize and design any grating products to your landscaping needs. The versatility of customization in our special material allows 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 collection of designs for architects to select from. We desire to design floor drain covers that fit into any variety of floorings. Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, ergonomic and versatile in design.