Ekopaver - Permeable Pavers
Manufacturer: Airostone Corp.
Download file: Click here to download an Ekopaver fact sheet
Coloring: Ekopaver is available in Red Burst, Sand, Charcoal and Light Brown. The ceramic-based material is a better vehicle for pigment than concrete, yielding brighter and more vivid colors. It's also less sensitive to chemicals or other environmental stressors that might adversely affect the look and finish of the surface, so the pavers will wear better and last longer.
Dimensions: 4" x 4", 4" x 8", 8" x 8"
Description: Ekopaver by Airostone Corp. is an innovative paving system made from a highly porous yet extremely strong ceramic-based material. Ekopavers unique permeable structure allows water to penetrate through the pervious material which means the pavers can be installed without gaps or spaces. With its numerous environmental benefits and ability to outperform its cement-based competition, Ekopaver is an excellent choice for any paving project.
Environmental Benefits: Because it captures and filters storm water on the site where it falls, Ekopaver not only complies with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program but also meets or exceeds most local storm water runoff control requirements.
Handling rainfall at an average rate of 2 inches per minute (or about the rate of a 100-year flood), Ekopaver benefits the environment by:
• Managing storm water on site
• Preventing soil erosion and water pollution caused by runoff
• Preventing solid waste from entering the groundwater supply (even particles as small as dust)
• Helping recharge groundwater supplies
LEED Certification: Using Ekopaver may assist you in obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for your project. Ekopaver’s ability to manage storm water may contribute to the following LEED points:
NC SS Cr. 6.1 NC SS Cr. 6.2
ND GCT Cr. 9 Homes SS Cr. 4.1
And with an average Solar Reflectance Index value of 29.7, Ekopaver can also help reduce the heat island effect and may contribute to the following LEED points:
NC SS Cr. 7.1 ND GCT Cr. 10 Homes SS Cr. 3