One of the big movements in the construction industry right now is green building. Architects and designers are working to implement green building practices in their projects whenever possible. Wood plastic composite outdoor flooring products are a building product that is recognized as a green building material.
One of the most prominent green building organizations is the United States Green Building Council, which established the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. This program encourages sustainable green building practices and assigns points to products and procedures that meet specific performance criteria.
WPC outdoor flooring products meets several criteria for sustainability and improved indoor air quality.
One of the areas where materials can receive additional points is for being a rapid renewable resource. Hardwood is not considered rapidly renewable because it takes 40 to 60 years for most hardwood trees to mature. But when you take into consideration that composite outdoor flooring products last in excess of 100 years, hardwood is rapidly renewable when its entire life cycle is evaluated.