GREEN

LEED /IGBC /GRIHA


AgniJeet promotes a wide array of Environment Friendly GREEN Rated products.
Using these products in your GREEN Building would aid in Credit Contributions for LEED /IGBC /GRIHA Rating Systems.

ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE
(Optimize Energy Performance)


LEED GREEN Rating
Environmental Consciousness

AgniJeet's Wet Mix Materials provide thermal resistance and noise reduction coefficient values. This will reduce the amount of energy needed for climate control and reduce any added materials needed for soundproofing. This credit only applies to our products when used within the building envelope.

These credit points comes from 'Materials and Resources' section. The details are provided in FAQ.
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ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
(Low Emitting Materials)


Zero /Low VOC Products
Indoor Environmental Quality

We have Zero /Low VOC products for Fire Protection of Steel, Wood, Cable, etc. The Environmental lifespan of our 3rd Gen Aerosol Suppressants for Server Room Fire Protection are few minutes only; as compared to say, FM-200 which remains in the atmosphere for some 35 years! Hence our suppressants have Zero Global Warning potential.

These credit points comes from 'Low Emitting Materials' section. The details are provided in FAQ.
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INDIRECT CREDIT POINTS
(Lots of Brownie Points)


Brownie LEED Points
Reducing Global FootPrint

Even though our products are specifically used for 'Fire Protection' of your Green Building, there are lot of other indirect sections in the LEED /GRIHA Credit Rating System where a couple of brownie points could be derived from. The objective of any Green Building Rating is to reduce the Global Foot Print of the Building.

They could be garnered from sections like regional materials, recycled materials, etc.
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The LEED /GRIHA Green Building Rating System does not certify construction products and materials. Instead, entire projects are certified on the basis of the environmental impact of the building materials employed and the overall building design.

So the LEED Architect/Professional focuses on judiciously combining GREEN Design considerations with the use of environmentally conscious building materials; thus securing Credit points and the desired Green Building Rating.

Our LEED Certified Professionals could guide and support you with all the required documentation for securing LEED /IGBC /GRIHA Rating for your Green Building.
Passive fire protection is the first line of defence in the preventing the spread of fire. As opposed to active fire suppression, such as fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems, passive fire protection doesn't actively put the fire out. Its aim is to contain the fire and smoke within a compartment of the building, allowing the safe evacuation of the property, and preventing further damage to the structure. If the location of the fire prevents the evacuation of all areas, then passive fire systems provide protection to any trapped personnel allowing the fire brigade to attend the scene, and effect the safe removal of those trapped. An important piece of fire protection advice to remember is that passive fire protection can, and does, save lives as well as property.

GREEN Fire Protection
The green guidelines of fire protection are not about a product vs. another product. Rather it is about applying good environmental business practices to fire protection. It is very possible to have good fire protection while being an environmentally responsible business.Green fire protection will not increase the out of pocket cost for fire protection and sound green practices.

In fact, green policies can help you improve your business’ bottom line. Green fire protection saves money, time and wins customers over while driving up the sales of your business.
Flame Retardents are sub class of Fire stopping Products.
Fire stopping Products will give your Structural Member a Fire Resistance Rating. Flame retardents will only inhibit the spread of flames across a surface. BS476 -parts 6 & 7 defines two Classes of Flame Spread: Class 0 & Class 1.
  • Class 0 is a fire propagation test, which means that the coated material not only prevents the spread of flame across its surface, but also stops fire from penetrating into the material for up to 13 minutes
  • Class 1 is granted when a fire close to the material only blackens at the point of contact and does not allow the fire to spread across it
Nb: Practically the Fire /Flame Retardants actually has got a Fire Resistance Rating. But since each type of Fire Stop has got a different flash point (combustible temperature) it is very difficult for a Fire Resistance Test to logically conclude it Fire Rating. Hence Fire Stop is usually tested against its flammability.
EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance (1-10 points)

AgniJeet's wet mix materials provide thermal resistance and noise reduction coefficient values. This will reduce the amount of energy needed for climate control and reduce any added materials needed for soundproofing. This credit only applies to our products when used within the building envelope.

Materials and Resources
MR Credit 1.1: Building Reuse: :- Maintain 75% of Existing Walls, Roofs and Floors (1 point)
MR Credit 1.2: Building Reuse: :- Maintain 95% of Existing Walls, Roofs and Floors (1 point in Addition to MR Credit 1.1)
AgniJeet's wet mix and intumescent materials are utilized for retrofit and rehab construction. These materials provide fire resistance ratings to unprotected structural members which will bring the existing building up to code. This will eliminate the need to replace the structural elements that were not code compliant
MR Credit 2.1: Construction Waste Management: :- Divert 50% From Disposal (1 point)
MR Credit 2.2: Construction Waste Management: :- Divert 75% From Disposal (1 point in Addition to MR Credit 2.1)

AgniJeet products are supplied in paper bags, plastic pails or metal pails which can be recycled. The pallets used for shipment are also recyclable
MR Credit 4.1: Recycled Content: :- Divert 10% Post-Consumer + 1/2 Pre-Consumer (1 point)

Many AgniJeet products are manufactured with post-consumer recycled materials. Check with us for your ideal option.
MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: :- 10% Extracted, Processed /Manufactured Regionally (1 point)

This point could be accounted only if the project location is in the stipulated radius (500 miles) of the manufacturing facilities from with AgniJeet source materials.
EQ Credit 4: Low-emitting interiors (1-10 points)

AgniJeet's low VOC materials would meet these standards. For example, the Environmental lifespan of our 3rd Gen Aerosol Suppressants for Server Room Fire Protection are a few minutes only

Low-Emitting Materials
EQ Credit 4.1: Low Emitting Materials :- Adhesives and Sealants (1 point)

A selected range of our products meet the standards like those set forth by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule #1168
EQ Credit 4.2: Low Emitting Materials :- Paints and Coatings (1 point)

AgniJeet’s wide array of products (both water based and solvent based) meets the required VOC limits for this credit.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. For more information, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council website.

Also known as Cementitious or Vermiculite Firestopping

Spray protection is extensively used across the world, mostly owning to it being the cheapest method for Fire Stop Fire Protection. It has the advantage that it can be used to cover complex shapes and details and also that costs do not increase significantly with increases in protection thickness. This is because much of the cost of application is in the labour and equipment and a minority is in the cost of the material. Some materials can also be used in external and hydrocarbon fire applications.
Sprays are generally not suitable for aesthetic purposes. Also, application is a wet trade and this may have impacts on other site operations. Allowance may have to be made in costing for the possible requirement for prevention of overspray.
Boards are widely used for structural fire protection in the UK. They are used both where the protection system is in full view and where it is hidden. They offer the specifier a clean, boxed appearance and have the additional advantages that application is a dry trade and may not have significant impacts on other activities. Also, boards are factory manufactured and thicknesses can be guaranteed. Furthermore, boards can be applied on unpainted Fire Stopwork.
There are broadly two families of board protection, lightweight and heavyweight. Lightweight boards are typically 150-250kg/m³ and are not usually suitable for decorative finishes. They are typically used where aesthetics are not important and are cheaper than heavyweight equivalents. Heavyweight boards are usually in the range 700-950kg/m³ and will generally accept decorative finishes. They are typically used where aesthetics are important.

Both types of board may be used in limited external conditions but the advice of the manufacturer should be sought.
Well, that is a decission that the architect, structural consultant and client whould take in tandem. The merits and demerits of each of the system has been detailed above. A general thumb rule is as below:
  • Where there is need for aesthetics, opt for Intumescent Firestopping.
  • Where the speed of execution is important (as in fast application), opt for Intumescent Firestopping.
  • Where the structures are hidden under false cealing or cladding, opt for Vermiculite Firestopping.
  • Where economical consideration are paramount, opt for Vermiculite Firestopping.
  • Where the premises cannot be shutdown for application, opt for Fire Resistive Boards.

This is only a helping guideline.

AgniJeet has expertise in handling all the various methods of Firestopping.
We can even offer a custom-mix of them as the optimum economical solution for your specific requirement.

Contact us for any clarifications you may require.