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Wall Base Meets School's Environmental Standards

Officials at Cleveland High School, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, wanted materials in its building to be environmentally responsible, as determined by the California-based Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

The collaboration is a statewide partnership of government, utilities and nonprofit organizations that set standards based on sustainable design criteria. CHPS is similar to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and its standards are being adopted by other states to improve school buildings.

The results generated by these high-performance schools, including increased student achievement, higher attendance rates, decreased operating costs, financial incentives, and enhanced indoor and outdoor environments have been the main reason why Los Angeles school district officials have adhered to the guidelines.

Hoping to achieve similarly positive results, officials at Cleveland High School selected BurkeMercer BurkeBase wall base as part of an overall environmentally responsible design.

BurkeBase is a 1?8-inch heavy gauge thermoset vulcanized SBR rubber base molded from 100 percent virgin synthetic rubber. The product was selected because it met CHPS chemical emissions standards and because it is manufactured in California, reducing transportation costs.

For more information about BurkeBase contact the Marketing Department at www.burkemercer.com.

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