In addition to playground, fitness, recreation, and obesity prevention grants and funding opportunities, the selection of Robertson’s products for your surfacing project may make your project eligible for green sustainability grants. Many of our products are made from reclaimed recycled tires, helping to keep waste out of landfills and repurpose it as a clean, green, and beautiful surface.

 

LEED Benefits

The leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide a set of standards and guidelines for energy efficient and environmentally sustainable design. The LEED rating system examines environmental and sustainability issues around the planning, energy and water management, materials use, indoor air quality and innovative designs.

 

LEED Benefits:

  • Improve Air and Water Quality
  • Reduce Operating Costs
  • Improve Air, Thermal, and Acoustic Environments
  • Enhance and Protect Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Enhance Asset Value and Profits
  • Enhance Occupant Comfort and Health
  • Reduce Solid Waste
  • Improve Employee Productivity and Satisfaction
  • Minimize Strain on Local Infrastructure
  • Conserve Natural Resources
  • Optimize Life-Cycle Economic
  • Contribute to Overall Quality of Life Performance

 

LEED BENEFITS OF TIRE-DERIVED PRODUCTS:

  • The use of Tire-Derived Products can contribute to obtaining a range of LEED NC credits, depending on products used and company specific processes and operations including:
  • Waste materials and resources diverted from the waste stream (MR 2.1 and 2.2)
  • Material s and resources containing recycled content (MR 4.1 & 4.2)
  • Materials and resources extracted, processed and manufactured regionally (MR 5.1 and 5.2)
  • Integrated storm water design principles such as minimizing impervious surface area (SS 6.1 and 6.2)
  • Reduce Heat Island Effect non-roof and roof (SS 7.1 & 7.3)
  • Water efficient landscaping options such as artificial turf (WE 1.1 and 1.2)
  • Low emitting materials such as adhesives and sealants (EQ 4.1)
  • Innovation in design (ID 1 – 1.4)

 

Tire-Derived Product Benefits:

  • Easy Installation
  • Resilient in All Climates
  • Permeability Reduces Storm
  • Water Run-Off
  • Made from Recycled Materials
  • Absorbs and Retains Less Heat than Concrete
  • Reduced Noise Levels from Absorption
  • Made from Regional Materials
  • Insulation Against Cold and Damp Environments
  • Enhanced Comfort and Safety
  • Lighter than Traditional Counterparts
  • Low Maintenance
  • Slip Resistant in Wet and Dry Conditions

 

Stimulus Projects:

On February 11, 2009 the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”, a $789 billion dollar stimulus plan, was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Economic stimulus refers to the use of fiscal policy — government spending or tax measures — to support or revive an economy in recession. In February 2008, as signs of a slowdown emerged, Congress passed a $168 billion package of tax cuts and rebates. Later in the year, after Wall Street crumbled and economic activity contracted sharply, Democrats called for a far larger stimulus, and after his election as president, Barack Obama declared that what he preferred to call a “recovery” package would be his top priority.

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Source: The New York Times

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?:

 

Department of Agriculture
Rural Community Facilities Program
Afterschool Meals
Department of Commerce
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Department of Education
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
IDEA Infants and Families

AmeriCorps

Child Care Development Block Grant Recovery Funding

Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields
Local Government Energy Efficiency Block Grants
State Fire Assistance Hazardous Fuel Projects and Forest Health Projects
Federal Highway Administration
Highway Infrastructure Investment
Department of Health and Human Services
Head Start to Early Head Start

Healthy Communities

Senior Nutrition Programs

Community Services Block Grant
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Community Development Block Grants
Department of Labor
Workforce Investment Act, Training and Employment Services