A brief overview of Metropolitan Ceramics® and LEED V4.

A brief overview of Metropolitan Ceramics® and LEED V4.


Materials & Resources


Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction | Metropolitan Ceramics products have a 60 plus year lifespan and can last the life of the building.

Product Disclosure {Environmental Product Declarations} | Metropolitan Ceramics has taken part in an industry-wide EPD, a copy of which is available to download on metroceramics.com

Product Disclosure {Source of Raw Material} | Metropolitan Ceramics products contain pre-consumer recycled waste material. Additionally, 92% or more of all raw materials are extracted within a 50 mile radius of the manufacturing facility.

Product Disclosure {Material Ingredients} | Metropolitan Ceramics has a Material Ingredient Disclosure verified by WAP Sustainability Consulting.

Construction and Demolition Waste Management | Metropolitan Ceramics products are inert material after firing and can be reused or reclaimed as fill or road bed material. Sizing of the product is such that there is little job site waste of material.

Sustainable Sites


Open Space | The durability, freeze/thaw resisting, and slip resisting properties of Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile makes it an excellent paving tile. The color palette consists of natural earth tones.

Pilot Credit


Certified Multi-attribute Products & Materials | Green Squared is included in this pilot credit. Metropolitan G2 products meet the criteria of this credit because Metropolitan Ceramics is part of an industry wide EPD.

Energy & Atmosphere


Optimize Energy Performance | The thermal mass of Metropolitan Ceramics products helps in the moderation of indoor temperature swings.

Indoor EnvironmentalQuality


Low Emitting Materials | Ceramic tile is cited as an “inherent non emitting source” for this credit. Metropolitan Ceramics may be used for this credit without testing.

Construction Indoor Air Quality | Metropolitan Ceramics’ products are VOC- free and are resistant to mold and mildew.

Indoor Air Quality Assessment | Metropolitan Ceramics’ products are inert. They are VOC- free and are formaldehyde free.

Thermal Comfort | The thermal mass of Metropolitan Ceramics products allows them to aid in creating a more consistent indoor environment.

Integrative Process


Integrative Process | Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile is part of a flooring installation system, one that has been shown to be extremely durable and low maintenance.

Metropolitan Ceramics products are Green Squared certified
Metropolitan Ceramics products are made in the USA
Metropolitan Ceramics is a USGBC member
Metropolitan Ceramics products are Green Squared certified
Metropolitan Ceramics products are made in the USA
Metropolitan Ceramics is a USGBC member

Green Documents

Metropolitan Ceramics’ products have the documentation required for LEED accreditation of your building project. These include Green Squared product standard ANSI A138.1– a third-party multi-attribute certification, an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), and a Health Product Declaration (HPD). You can download documentation for each below.

Green Squared certificate Metropolitan Ceramics

Green Squared Certificate


Green Squared is North America’s first sustainable product program written exclusively for tiles and tile installation material. Ironrock has gone through the certification process and has obtained Green Squared Certification for all quarry tile and thin brick products. Download the certification from SCS Global Services.

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EPD Tile Guide Metropolitan Ceramics

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)


Ironrock has taken part in an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration – EPD. The EPD reports the environmental footprint of North American made ceramic tile across all major impact categories within a 60 year building service life. This EPD is an initiative of the Tile Council of North America. Use the EPD to fulfill requirements of leading green building programs.

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HPD METROPOLITAN CERAMICS

Health Product Declaration (HPD)


Health Product Declarations provide full disclosure of a manufacturer’s product ingredients. Ironrock has third-party certified material ingredient disclosures (HPD’s) verified for accuracy by WAP Sustainability and in compliance with the LEED v4.0 and v4.1 requirements for material ingredient reporting and optimization. Download the disclosures for each Ironrock product line here.

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Contact Us

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