Many LEED Certified buildings utilize Tate's Building Technology Platform® as a key ingredient to achieving these goals. Through underfloor air distribution, the BTP delivers improved personal comfort control, enhanced ventilation effectiveness, and improved indoor air quality while saving energy. An underfloor modular wire and cable distribution system provides complete flexibility, and reduces material waste throughout the life-cycle of the building.
Tate Access Floors, Inc. is committed to providing cost effective, environmentally friendly solutions for those involved with the design, construction and maintenance of large facilities. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, EPA climate leaders and advocate of green construction we strive to deliver solutions that meet the growing public interest in building and operating green facilities that increase energy and resource efficiency, reduce waste, and promote a healthy indoor environment.
Tate’s approach to “green” construction addresses several areas within the USGBC’s LEED® rating system including: Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design. Through underfloor air distribution, Tate Access Floors deliver improved personal comfort control, enhanced ventilation effectiveness, and improved indoor air quality while saving energy. An underfloor modular wire and cable management system reduces waste throughout the life-cycle of a building by reusing materials when reorganization is required.
We strive to provide the most environmentally friendly product possible to our customers. Through constant research Tate recently increased the recycled content of its products to over 30% for nearly all flooring systems. As a United States manufacturer Tate is proud to be a part of the environmentally conscious building community, we are dedicated to continual improvement of green construction products and practices.
These best practices guides (below) help architects, general contractors, and commissioning agents with access floor air plenum design and construction. These guides will help ensure the proper sealing of plenum gaps to reduce underfloor air leakage.