Besides being beautiful, durable and affordable, a paver driveway can offer several environmentally friendly advantages as recognized by the U.S Green Building Council and the LEED rating system.
Poured and stamped concrete and asphalt driveways dump stormwater and surface contaminants (oil and fertilizer) onto roadways and into storm sewers - and from there into ponds, rivers and lakes. There is an effective, elegant way to protect our natural water resources and that is by installing a permeable paver driveway.
Permeable paving systems allow water to rapidly pass through wider joints and filter through a deeper base of aggregate. Contaminants are contained and excess water is absorbed into the subgrade below the driveway.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. You can find more information at www.usgbc.org.