• Paths

  • Patios

  • Garages

  • Sidewalks

  • Parking Lots

  • Pool Surrounds

  • Common Areas

  • Tree Wells

  • Walk Decks

  • Show Room Floors

  • Anywhere you need a good looking, strong, non-slip and porous surface.



  • Inexpensive exotic look

  • Simple Install

  • Reduce Heat Island Effect

  • Solve Nuisance water, drainage and mud problems

  • Superior Strength

  • Aesthetically pleasing



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GREEN Porous Paving Systems

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green building certification process developed by the United States Green Building Council.  The system6 uses a 100 point system to rate newly constructed buildings and complexes in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources and attention paid to their impacts.  Based on the criteria outlined in the LEED certification process, we feel that widespread use of XeriTec can add up to eight points to a building complex’s LEED score.  For a full outline of the LEED certification criteria, one is referred to the original document published by the USGBC.[1]  The following is a breakdown of the points XeriTec qualifies for:

2 points for using XeriTec to control the quantity and quality of runoff from storm water as explained in Credits  6.1 and 6.2 under the “Sustainable Sites” section of the criteria.

1 point for using XeriTec to reduce the heat island effect.  This can be accomplished by the pervious nature of XeriTec, and also be supplemented by using lighter colored stones with a solar reflectance index of at least 29.  This is described in Credit 7.1 of the “Sustainable Sites” section of the criteria.

Up to 2-4 points for reducing irrigation for landscaping by instead relying on XeriTec’s natural ability to recharge the water supply after it rains.  Two points can be assigned for reducing water use by 50% and four points can be assigned for eliminating water use entirely.  This is described in credit 1 of the “Water Efficiency” section of the criteria. 

Up to 1 point for using locally sourced rocks in XeriTec products.  Technically, 1 point is assigned for having at least 10% locally sourced materials in a construction’s design, and 2 points for at least 20% locally sourced.  XeriTec is unlikely to account for 10 or 20% of a building’s total materials used; however its use may push the count of locally sourced materials past the 10% or 20% mark, thereby adding one additional point.  This is described in Credit 5 of the “Materials and Resources” section of the criteria.   

Based on the criteria outlined above, use of XeriTec may help add up to eight total points to a new building’s LEED score based out of 100.  Of course each building and application will vary, but based on this review, the environmental “green” effects of Xeritic are clear.  


[1] http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8868




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