Going Green

Going Green

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SGM, Inc. values environmental sustainability and shares the global concern over climate change. This is why SGM is committed to implementing responsible corporate conduct and is joining with trade organizations and government efforts to find appropriate and meaningful ways to reduce negative environmental impacts in our industry.

SGM is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and as such is a proponent of the internationally recognized LEED green building ratings system, taking charge in the construction materials industry.

SGM products may contribute to the qualification of a building/project for LEED certification under Material & Resources Section 4.1 & 4.2, Section 5.1 & 5.2, as well as Environmental Quality Section 4.1 & 4.2.

At SGM, we place a high priority in our decision-making processes on the environmental impact of our operation on employees, our community, and our customers. We recycle waste materials (water, cement, and aggregates) from manufacturing processes and reuse post-industrial materials. Also, SGM reduces its carbon footprint through the utilization of compressed natural gas in manufacturing processes. The SGM environmental action plan maximizes transporting expenses by using low-cost alternatives to trucking through utilizing rail in both in-bound and out-bound freight.

Materials & Resources

Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

SGM, Inc certifies the materials manufactured in Dallas, TX; Plant City, FL; Corona, CA; and Pompano Beach, FL. If your project is within a 500-mile radius of these locations, the products are considered to be locally produced material and would help contribute to earning MR credit 5.1 and 5.2 – Regional Materials.

Indoor Enviornmental Quality

Reduce the number of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, potentially irritating and / or harmful to the comfort and well being of installers and occupants.

Recyclable Materials

Facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that are hauled to and disposed of in landfills.
Provide and easily area that serves the entire building and is dedicated to the collection and storage of non-hazardous materials for recycling, including (at a minimum) paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals.

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