Swan Corporation

Your environmentally friendly product of choice.

How does Swanstone solid surface lessen environmental impact? Because it's built to last. Five times stronger than the competition and heat resistant to 450°, it’s nearly impossible to damage, yet easily restored should the need arise. It’s nontoxic, non-carcinogenic, and chemically inert. That's what makes Swanstone your environmentally friendly product of choice for green building design.

How does Swanstone solid surface lessen environmental impact?
It's built to last a lifetime.

•  Swanstone is five times stronger than competitors.
•  It's a hard, non-porous material that is heat resistant up to 450°.
•  Swanstone is resistant to chemicals, bacteria, mildew, and mold, and does not affect plants, soil or water.

Our manufacturing process is environmentally responsible.

•  Our closed molding process significantly reduces VOCs and other pollutants.
•  We recently instituted an enhanced state-of-the-art oil-recycling program.
•  Solvents are recovered onsite, reducing consumption by 40%.
•  We recycle all ferrous metals and more than 90% of scrap cardboard.

Achieve LEED® credits with Swanstone.
LEED 2009 / LEED V.3
MR Credit 1.2
MR Credit 3
MR Credit 5
Building Reuse: Maintain 50% of Interior Non-Structural Elements — 1 Point

Intent: Extend the life cycle of existing building stock, conserve resources, retain cultural resources, reduce waste and reduce environmental impacts of new buildings as they relate to materials manufacturing and transport.

Requirements: Use existing interior non-structural elements (interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling systems) in at least 50% (by area) of the completed building (including additions). If the project includes an addition to an existing building, this credit is not applicable if the square footage of the addition is more than 2 times the square footage of the existing building.

Swanstone® can help earn this point because it is the most durable solid surface material available. Surfaces can be left in place during renovation and easily be cleaned/restored to original beauty.

MR Credit 4
MR Credit 6.0
IEQ Credit 4.1
Recycled Content — 1-2 Points

Intent: Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

Requirements: Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% or 20% based on cost of the total value of the materials in the project.

Although the products themselves are not LEED certified, the Our Planet Collection colors contribute to LEED credits 4 for recycled content and 6 for rapidly renewable materials. Applies only to the Our Planet Collection – coming soon.

Download PDF    Download our brochure here (PDF) and learn how Swanstone can help earn LEED credits and contribute to your sustainable design goals.
  Our Planet Collection - Coming Soon
As designer-friendly as they are eco-friendly

•  Contribute to a project's LEED credits: MR 4 for post-consumer recycled content and MR 6 for rapidly renewable materials.

•  Satisfies today’s demands for eco-friendly and high-performance surfaces in educational, military, healthcare and public housing applications.

•  The Our Planet Collection is already developed and is being tested in select markets now.

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