Ecore International, manufacturer of PaveSafe rubber pavers, has been at the forefront of recycling efforts since their inception in 1989. Twenty years ago, Ecore pioneered the recycled rubber flooring category. Today, as North America's largest user of recycled scrap tire rubber, Ecore processes more than 75 million pounds of scrap tire rubber each year and helps to conserve more than one million barrels of oil in the process to convert pliable treads into durable product solutions for commercial, industrial, fitness, and equestrian applications.
Pavesafe is comprised of post-consumer tire rubber. Ingredients are bound together using a polyurethane pre-polymer. The entire product line is produced using a low embodied energy manufacturing process that requires minimal water, avoids heat, and reuses in-line scrap to decrease waste.
As a founding and active member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Ecore supports sustainable landscape and building practices. We respect the environment and understand that all resources are limited and, to that end, we have made responsible development of innovative, sustainable products and solutions a top priority. The PaveSafe brand of products is our environmentally responsible solution for equestrian surfacing and wall covering, and we celebrate and appreciate the positive impact that our products have on people and the planet. At Ecore we support the use and reuse of industrial and post consumer waste and the development of systems to reclaim and reuse our own products after their useful life.
Pavesafe rubber pavers have the potential to contribute points to The United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. However, while products have the potential to contribute points to LEED, credits are based on the performance of all the products involved in a particular project. There is not one stand-alone product that can guarantee you will obtain LEED credits. It is the combination, and the weight of each, that is critical.
For more information on Ecore's portfolio of brands, businesses, and commitment to the environment, visit our website at www.ecoreintl.com