IAPMO's Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) has issued a Uniform Evaluation Service Report verifying that ResinDek® engineered flooring panels manufactured by Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® are in compliance with International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC) and UL Fire-Resistance Ratings.
IAPMO the independent, third-party organization (which itself is ANSI Accredited) evaluated the panels' suitability for use in Types I-V construction and as part of a fire-resistance rated assembly when properly installed. The evaluation included a review of the physical, structural, surface burning, fire-resistance and ignition properties of the panels.
As an elevated flooring solution, ResinDek panels—which are engineered for use as a floor for mezzanines, industrial work platforms, equipment platforms, pick modules and self-storage facilities—will continue to be audited annually assuring local building officials that they are reviewing the most-up-to-date information.
The UES Report on ResinDek flooring assembly is currently available in two versions, one for the United States, and the second for Canada and its provinces. Both can be found below. Please Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® for additional fire code information.
ResinDek® flooring system is UL Classified for up to a 2 hour fire rated assembly under UL Design No. L701 and UL File No. R39265.
At Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, we are committed to the responsible use of our environmental resources. From the use of recycled materials in the manufacturing of our products to workplace recycling and green initiatives, we have developed a culture of environmental stewardship. We continue to push forward on our environmental initiatives, looking for ways to improve our recycling practices and lower our carbon footprint. One of the ways we found to reduce our carbon footprint was to have our ResinDek industrial flooring panels certified through SCS Global Services.
SCS Global Services is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental sustainability. Through auditing, certification, testing, life cycle assessment, training, and strategic consulting services, SCS helps organizations affirm and communicate their sustainability. success stories.
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products' SCS Certifications can be found below.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management. FSC® works to improve forest management worldwide. Through certification they create an incentive for forest owners and managers to follow best social and environmental practices. The FSC® mission is, "promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests".
At Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® our company's foundation is built on our values, which guide our actions. We conduct our business with integrity and in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Therefore, we engage in sustainable practices to protect our planet's natural resources for future generations. We are very proud that our product, ResinDek® mezzanine panels have met FSC's stringent criteria to receive FSC® Certification. Ask about our FSC® certified materials. Please let us know prior to ordering if FSC® certified ResinDek® panels are required.
LEED is the most widely used and well recognized green building rating system around the world. It signifies a certification that improves the carbon footprint and indoor environmental quality. Qualifying for the USGBC's LEED® certification can be a complex process, one that involves extremely detailed standards and guidelines that involve mathematical calculations and detailed documentation. The final rating of a building is determined by a weighted sum of credits achieved through five major areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
ResinDek flooring panels can contribute toward LEED® projects. The table below provides an overview of the LEED categories that can be achieved with ResinDek floors.
|CATEGORY||ISSUE||MAX POINTS||RESINDEK FLOOR CONTRIBUTION|
|Materials and Resources||Building life-cycle impact reduction||4||Validated EPD available for use in life-cycle assessments.|
|Materials and Resources||Building product disclosure and optimization: EPDs||2||Validated EPD available.|
|Materials and Resources||Building product disclosure and optimization: Sourcing of raw materials||2||See SCS Certifications for pre-consumer wood and steel content.|
|Materials and Resources||Design for flexibility||1||Modular and easy to disassemble/move.|
|Materials and Resources||Construction and demolition waste management||2||Made to measure and easy to disassemble and reuse, reducing construction and demolition waste.|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||Low emitting materials||3||Certified by SCS to have no added formaldehyde.|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||Interior lighting: lighting quality||1||Available with reflective finishes for floor and ceiling side.|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||Daylight||3||Versions with highly reflective finishes can help to improve daylight illuminance levels.|
All credits/points are subject to interpretation/ruling by USGBC review team. The technical information provided on these pages is correct to the best of our knowledge. For further information and updates about the LEED® Rating System, please contact the U.S. Green Building Council at new.usgbc.org.