Stepping up the game.
For over 25 years, Railco’s aluminum rail systems have met the rigorous standards of the Miami-Dade Building Department. When the opportunity arose to receive the coveted LEED AP designation from the United States Green Building Council, Founder Lenny Fagundo was able to take his company to the next level.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
In a recent project with Sunrise Commons apartment building, Railco assisted the client in obtaining a LEED credit for using recycled products. The aluminum used for this particular installation was sourced locally out of recycled products. Railco is proud to be able to contribute in such a powerful way, saving resources while promoting renewable, clean energy.
Materials & Resources – Credit 4.2 – Recycled Content
Railco, Inc. recycles approximately 99% of our scrap aluminum. This aluminum is remelted and integrated back into the process stream to produce billet for extrusion. Overall, 3-5% of prime billet contains recycled aluminum.
Innovation & Design Process – Credit 1.1
In addition to the normal array of paint choices, Railco offers the TCI Coating System. The TCI Coating System is a durable coating which meets the AAMA 603, 605, 2605, 2606, and 2607 specifications, produces no VOC’s during production, and has minimal waste, cyanides or other heavy metals during application. The TCI Coating System is much more durable than typical paint, and will resist scuffing and marring.
Learn more about the LEED AP Program and what you can do to Go Green!