Bella Terra

There is nothing more durable or more breathtaking that the beauty of natural stone. Bella Terra, Recycled Earth Products are the premier line of recycled granite pavers. Made with 100% natural reclaimed and recycled granite, that would otherwise be in landfills, these affordable solutions to paving stones turn any project into a work of art.

Bella Terra Patio Entrance 098Recycling granite has evolved into a worldwide effort driven by those of us who can’t stand to see beautiful stone go to waste. We are proud to be Rochester’s first center for granite and exotic stone recycling. Recycling granite creates job, reduces waste, and creates a truly unique pallet from which to design new and amazingly beautiful projects.Bella Terra Patio Entrance 099

Attention Builders & Contractors:

The granite pavers offered by M.C.M. Natural Stone through their Bella Terra™ Recycled Earth Products line may earn LEED credit points towards a project’s use of “materials and resources” (MR) in the LEED rating system.  Two credit categories that MCM’s materials may earn credit points towards are MR Credit 4, recycled content, and MR Credit 5, regional materials. Please consult with your LEED Accredited Professional for specific points and rating methods. The M.C.M. Natural Stone Bella Terra™ granite pavers are manufactured from 100% post-industrial or post-consumer waste from regional granite countertop manufacturers and other sources that otherwise would have been sent to a landfill. Per the U.S. Green Building Council at www.usgbc.org, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally-recognized voluntary program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. “Participation in the voluntary LEED process addresses the entire life cycle of a building and demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.  LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to immediately impact their building’s performance and bottom line, while providing healthy indoor spaces for a building’s occupants.” To earn LEED certification for commercial buildings and neighborhoods, a project must satisfy all LEED prerequisites and earn a minimum number of points on a LEED rating system scale.

LEED Points that M.C.M. Natural Stone Bella Terra™ Recycled Earth Products – Granite Pavers

Contribute Towards:

LEED-NC, LEED-CI, LEED-CS, LEED for Homes

LEED Criteria

Credit ID

LEED Requirement for Building Project

M.C.M. Natural Stone’s Contribution

Recycled Content: 10%

MR 4.1

(1 Point)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of the post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project. Granite pavers from Bella Terra™ can contribute to this credit as it contains 100% post-industrial and potentially post-consumer recycled content (by weight)
Recycled Content: 20%

MR 4.2

(1 Point)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of the post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 20% of the total value of the materials in the project.
Regional Materials: 20% Manufactured Regionally

MR 5.1

(1 Point)

Use a minimum of 20% of building materials and products that are recovered and manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles 100% of Bella Terra™ product supplied and manufactured within 500 miles of Rochester, NY

 

Released by :

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute & Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Rochester Institute of Technology

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