At Sportworks, we take environmental responsibility very seriously. Our bike racks are made with post-industrial recycled steel. We trace the location of origin and material/chemical composition of all the raw materials and sourced components we use. We also monitor VOC content in our finishing materials, and use recycled content in our packaging materials.
Installation of Sportworks bike racks may assist your project in qualifying for the following green building certification programs:
Sportworks bike racks can help you achieve one or more of the following points under the LEED 2009 Rating System:
SS Credit 4.2—Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
To qualify for this credit, commercial, institutional or residential buildings must provide secure bicycle parking within 200 yards of a building entrance.
MR Credit 4.1—Recycled Content—10% | MR Credit 4.2—Recycled Content—20%
Our bike racks are constructed of 70-90% post-industrial recycled steel components, which may qualify for points for recycled content.
MR Credit 5.1—Regional Materials—10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally | MR Credit 5.2—Regional Materials—20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
Our manufacturing facilities are in the Pacific Northwest. If your project is within 500 miles of our factory in Woodinville, Washington, you may qualify for these credits.
Living Building Challenge
All Sportworks bike racks are fully compliant with the Materials Red List of the Living Building Challenge, which means they don't contain harmful materials including formaldehyde, halogenated flame retardants, PVC, lead, mercury, CFC's, HCFC's, neoprene (chloroprene) and cadmium.
Our bike racks may also help fulfill the Car-Free Living, Appropriate Sourcing, Conservation & Reuse, and the Human Scale & Humane Places imperatives within Version 2.0 of the Living Building Challenge.
Sportworks bike racks can help you qualify for the following Green Globes™ credits:
E.2—Minimal consumption of resources
Our bike racks are made with recycled content and may be considered locally manufactured depending on the location of your project in relation to our factory in Woodinville, Washington.
C.5—Energy Efficient Transportation
Our bike racks allow you to meet the requirement of providing safe storage areas with fixed mountings for bicycles.