LEED Building Compliant Ice Melts - Why it Matters to Your Business or School

Want to protect your property from corrosion and keep it environmentally friendly as part of your green building initiatives? Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter is the perfect choice for you!

As a LEED professional, you know the importance of green building certification in achieving climate change and ESG goals. In this blog post, we'll explore how LEED certification works and the benefits it brings to projects and communities.

What is LEED Certification? 

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and known around the globe for signifying sustainable, environmentally sound buildings. LEED certification is based on a point system that assesses a project's environmental performance. Points are awarded for meeting prerequisites and credits related to carbon emissions, energy efficiency, water use, waste management, transportation, and more.


The number of points a project earns corresponds to the level of LEED certification it receives.

The Levels for LEED Certification are:

  • Certified (40-49 points)
  • Silver (50-59 points)
  • Gold (60-79 points)
  • Platinum (80+ points)

Top Benefits of Being a LEED-Certified Building

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Saves money
  • Improves efficiency
  • Saves energy
  • Saves water
  • Lowers carbon emissions
  • Creates healthier places for people

Why Do I Want My School or Business Building to be LEED Certified?

A LEED-certified building can save money and energy while protecting the environment. By implementing green building practices, you can make your business more sustainable and efficient. The LEED system is able to achieve these goals for humans and the environment by encouraging building owners and operators to meet specific goals and standards. 

Some Goals of Green Building Certification:

  • Enhance human health
  • Protect and restore water sources
  • Protect and enhance biodiversity
  • Enhance community quality of life 

Improve the Health of the People Who Frequent Your Building

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A valuable goal of the LEED system is to enhance human health by encouraging building owners and operators to provide better indoor air quality and protect occupants from harmful toxins. Buildings that are LEED certified often have improved ventilation systems and use less harmful materials than those that are not LEED certified.

Keep Water Systems Safe

LEED also seeks to protect and restore water resources. It inspires building owners to conserve water and protect waterways from pollution. Buildings that are LEED certified often have efficient irrigation systems and use less water than those that are not LEED certified. 

Protect Local Ecosystems and Biodiversity

The LEED system aims to protect and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services by having individuals conserve natural resources and promote sustainable practices. For example: buildings that are LEED certified often have green roofs and use less water than those that are not LEED certified. 

Enhance Quality of Life for the Community

The final goal of the LEED system is to enhance the community’s quality of life. Building owners and operators are motivated to create spaces that are accessible, comfortable, and inviting. Such spaces often have better lighting, signage, and outdoor areas than those that are not LEED certified. 

Become a Leader in Green Buildings


As a professional in the green building industry, it's important to be familiar with LEED certification and the goals of the LEED system. One of the goals of LEED is to reduce the contribution to global climate change. The LEED system encourages building owners and operators to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

If you're looking to become a leader in green buildings, start by becoming LEED certified yourself. Then educate others about the benefits of LEED certification and how they can achieve it. Promote green building practices within your organization, and work to make them a part of your company culture.

From building overhauls to small changes, you can get on the path to LEED certification today. And one small step you can take along that path is to use the eco-friendly and LEED-certified Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter for your ice-melting needs when the cold weather strikes. 

What Makes Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter a LEEDer?

As a Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer, we know the importance of keeping sidewalks and driveways clear during the winter. And what's the best way to do that? With ice melts, of course!

This ice melt product is great because it contains CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate). CMA acts as a corrosion inhibitor and is composed of dolomite lime and acetic acid. That means it won't corrode your metal railing, fence, or anything else you might have around your building. It also works quickly to melt the snow and ice, so you can get on with your day.

7 Reasons Why Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer is the only Ice Melter You Need

  1. Powerful
  2. Safe for use around green certified buildings
  3. Eco-friendly
  4. Helpful green color
  5. Non-corrosive
  6. Safe for concrete
  7. Easy application

1. This Ice Melt Is Powerful

Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Eco-Friendly Ice Melts - FULL PALLETS

This product is so powerful and effective it can work in temperatures as low as -6⁰F (-21⁰C)! That's amazing! In these tough winter conditions, this product can really help to keep things moving.

2. Can be Safely Used Around Certified Green Buildings

Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter is a viable, economical, green, and sustainable option for melting the ice around eco-buildings. It doesn't contain any salts, chlorides, nitrogen, or triazoles, making it a safer choice for our environment. If you're looking for an Earth-friendly way to keep your surroundings ice-free this winter, Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter is the solution for you! 

3. Safest Ice Melt Option for the Environment

When Old Man Winter comes knocking, it's time to break out the big guns. But that doesn’t mean we have to use options that are harmful to the environment. Unlike those nasty chemical ice melts, Winter Warrior is readily biodegradable at low temperatures and safe for the environment. It has a neutral pH balance of 7.5–8.5, meaning it's safe around aquatic life. Plus, it contains NO nitrogen, so there's no danger of it harming your pets or plants.

4. The Green Color is A Helpful Visual Guide for Application

Thanks to Winter Warrior’s LEED-certified ice melt’s green color, it’s easy to see where you've already applied the product. This prevents overspreading and helps you make sure you’ve got proper coverage.

5. CMA Ice Melts are Non-Corrosive

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As a non-corrosive ice melt, Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter is great for use around steel or metal areas, including concrete parking structures, roads, or bridge decks. It's also chloride free, making it a safe choice for those with sensitive skin. So, if you're looking for an ice melt that will keep your environment safe and free of corrosion, Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter is the perfect choice!

6. Winter Warrior’s CMA-Based Ice Melt is Safe on Concrete

Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Icemelter is the perfect way to keep your concrete safe and looking great all winter long! This environmentally friendly ice melt will not harm or alter concrete in any way. However, it’s still incredibly effective at melting ice, so you can keep your driveway and sidewalks clear. 

7. This Ice Melt is Easy to Apply

Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Ice Melter ™ is a great choice for anyone looking for an easy-to-apply ice melt product. It can be applied in either granule or liquid form, making it versatile and easy to use. Whether you're looking to prevent ice from forming on your property or want to break through thick ice, Winter Warrior has you covered.

Application Ratios:

In granule format, the ice melt should be applied at a rate of 4-8 lb. per 1,000 square feet (20-40 g/m²).

To convert the product into a liquid brine, dilute 25% product into 75% water.

Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer Ice Melter is the Superior ECO Deicer designed specifically to be used around all Green Buildings. This LEED-certified product is powerful enough to keep your building safe down to -6°F (-21°C) and contains CMA, so you know it won’t corrode your property. Apply it easily with our non-corrosive formula to protect your building, your concrete, your community, and the environment.

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