Green, Sustainable, and LEED™ information

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.

LEED™ Points

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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.

Pollution Removal

Our product line can filter out Moderate amounts of pollutants and solid waste from rainwater infiltration. Click here for pollutant removal information

Tree Preservation

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.

Urban Heat Island Mitigation

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Grasspave2, Gravepave2, Slopetame2 and Draincore2 can reduce the urban heat island effect. Click here for more information

 

Stormwater Management

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

Recycled Material

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Our products are made from 100% recycled content. Visit our recycle page.

Product

Environmental Benefit

Grasspave2
and
Gravelpave2
 

Filters Polluted Automobile Drips
Reduces Stormwater Run-off
Air-Conditioning Effect (GP2 only)
Reduces Non-Point Source Pollution
Airborne Dust Capture & Retention (GP2)
Tree Growth within Parking Lot
Reduces Erosion and Soil Migration
Urban Heat Island Mitigation
Recharges Groundwater
Made from Recycled Materials
Rainstore3
Recharges Groundwater
Reduced Site Disturbance
Capture Water For Reuse (Harvesting)
Reduces Non-Point Source Pollution
Made from Recycled Materials
Slopetame2
Reduced Erosion
Reduced Soil Migration
Native Vegetation Use
Reduced Site Disturbance
Tree Growth within Matrix
Biofiltration
Made from Recycled Materials
Draincore2
Reduced Stormwater Runoff
Conveys Water for Treatment
Biofiltration
Heat Island Mitigation (Roof Garden)
Reduced Non-Point Source Pollution
Made from Recycled Materials
Terratame2
Reduced Erosion
Reduced Soil Migration
Native Vegetation Use
Reduced Site Disturbance
Tree Growth within Matrix
Biofiltration
Beachrings2
Reduced Site Disturbance
Made from Recycled Materials
*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

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Continuing Education

Invisible Structures sponsor classes for AIA members and USGBC members to earn Learning Unit Credits. Click here for more information.