Green Building and Sustainable Design
Invisible Structures, Inc has been committed to "green" building for more than twenty years, with a suite of products which not only protect the environment, but actually enhance it.
Grasspave2, Gravepave2, Slopetame2 and Draincore2 can reduce the urban heat island effect. Click here for more information
Our products effectively filter pollutants from rainwater runoff, reduce runoff volume and rate, reduce erosion and soil migration, store water, and harvest rainwater for re-use. Click here for more stormwater benefit information
Our products are made from 100% recycled content. Visit our recycle page.
As a member of the USGBC, Invisible Structures is committed to helping your design earn LEED™ Points. Download our LEED™ 3.0 Category Guide, our LEED™ 3.0 Product Guide, and our State of the Earth Innovation! brochure for quick references for potential points. Visit our LEED™ page for more information.
Our product line can filter out Moderate amounts of pollutants and solid waste from rainwater infiltration. Click here for pollutant removal information
Old growth trees can be saved and new growth vegetation can be planted by substituting our product line for traditional development practices. Grasspave2, Gravelpave2, and Slopetame2 allows for oxygen, carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients to pass freely to the root zone. Asphalt and concrete suffocate trees. Draincore2 is a water and air drainage conveyance which enhances vegetation growth. Download our Tree Preservation Detail and our Tree Protection Paper.
"Green" Dome Concept Village
See how a concept "green" village can utilize Permeable paving like Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2 to lessen its environmental impact.
*Compared to asphalt and concrete parking lot, over a 20 year period.
**Compared to concrete and asphalt parking lots with drainage/retention systems, where Gravelpave2 and Grasspave2 support drainage/retention in the cross-section.
***Compared to typical concrete block revetments
Invisible Structures sponsor classes for AIA members and USGBC members to earn Learning Unit Credits. Click here for more information.