MYRTHA POOLS: IT’S GREEN TO BE FLEXIBLE
Myrtha Pools is renowned industry wide for our flexibility and customization. These traits also extend to the field of sustainability. The Myrtha Pools system is as adaptable to meet your environmental goals, as it is to meet your programming goals. This is true in both a holistic sense (Carbon Footprint) as well as a concrete one (LEED® Certification through the USGBC).
A Myrtha Pool utilizes a technology that is based on stainless steel with permanently bonded PVC laminate. The modular and adaptable Myrtha system lends itself to the creativity of designers and innovation.
Governments around the World now recommend that measuring and reducing CO2 emissions are the first steps we should take to lower our impact on climate change. In order to stay out in front of the industry’s technical edge, Myrtha Pools commissioned ACOR Consultants (respected Australian engineering company) in order to accurately assess how the Myrtha System compares to convention pool installation techniques in regards to total energy exhausted (“Carbon Footprint”). The different components that went into the calculation included raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, installation, operation and maintenance. The result is that the Myrtha pool system utilizes 50% less energy over its lifecycle than a pool constructed by conventional techniques (concrete and tile).
What does this mean for you? It means that when you buy a Myrtha Pool you know that you are not only doing the right thing for your swimmers, you are also doing the right thing for the environment and your wallet.
How can we judge that? In the US the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has set up the current industry standard. LEED® or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification system. LEED® provides building owners with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. The heart of the LEED® certification process is a checklist by which we can categorize and measure high performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment, are healthier for those who work and/or live in the building, and are more profitable than their conventional counterparts. LEED® for New Construction is a performance-oriented rating system where building projects earn points for satisfying criterion designed to address specific environmental impacts inherent in the design, construction, operations and management of a building.
The LEED® certification system is organized into five categories: Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources (MR) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). An additional category, Innovation in Design (ID), addresses sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under the five environmental categories. The Myrtha Pools system can positively affect the LEED® certification process in all of the ranking categories and help to tip the numbers in the owner and environment’s favor. The specific attributes that can be adapted to aid in the LEED® certification are too numerous to name.
All told, a Myrtha Pool can contribute to receiving as many as 44 points or more in the LEED® ranking process; which could easily make the difference between just a “certified project” and a “PLATINUM CERTIFIED PROJECT”!
The bottom line is that Myrtha is simply the best choice for building a swimming pool. The Myrtha technology has been chosen for the most elite projects worldwide (2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2012 London Olympic Games, etc.) where the highest standards and environmental considerations had to be strictly adhered too. From start to finish (Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Installation) we are simply the best most cutting edge technology!