Cleanroom floors ‘LEED’ the way to greener facilities
What is the impact of environmental concerns on today’s clean environments?
By Jena Parise and Dan Kiernan, Stonhard
Green continues to be the buzzword of this era and permeates every aspect of our lives, from political arenas to the field of education to the building and construction industry. And as we consider fuel supplies and the potential threat of melting polar ice caps, the momentum around this topic swirls at an expeditious pace.
Bringing green into the clean environment
For companies that deal with the manufacture of sensitive electronic materials or in pharmaceutical settings where specific standards of particle or microbiological contamination must be strictly regulated, going green may seem to be a secondary concern. In these cleanroom settings, stringent ISO standards and internal company guidelines must be strictly enforced to ensure that a properly controlled environment is maintained at all times. But bringing alternative, sustainable, green design and building principles into these critical environments doesn’t have to mean risking contamination or quality control in sensitive areas. There are resinous flooring options available that provide the high level of required performance while serving as sustainable and green alternatives to traditional materials.
Resinous flooring can provide a long-term solution for a cleanroom while supporting many of the green properties that are important for the environment and affect the carbon footprint of the building.
Consider the following critical aspects when choosing a sustainable flooring solution for a cleanroom.
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