The significance of the NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ technology is clear when the environmental advantages are considered in: no air pollution or fossil fuel burning required to heat the product during its manufacturing, transportation or placement; and no toxic petroleum components to contaminate land and water. These pavements retain the natural coloration and texture of the constituent aggregate materials. Additionally, these light colored solar reflective pavements provide a cool alternative to black asphalt and its deleterious contributions to the Urban Heat Island Effect, smog formation, greenhouse gas emission, global warming and climate change.
Public interest in environmentally responsible design and construction continues to motivate increased awareness and implementation of green construction technology. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its LEED program (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), a Green Building Rating System, has provided a vitally important standard format for agency personnel and design consultants who specify the materials for new construction and remodeling projects. Many facilities are now being constructed according to these standards. The LEED rating system has set the bar high and NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement is ideally suited for green building pavement requirements.