- The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass over 14,000 projects in 50 US States and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion square feet (99 km²) of development area.
- Video of Our system – from an actual job site.
- The hallmark of LEED is that it is an open and transparent process where the technical criteria proposed by the LEED committees are publicly reviewed for approval by the more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC.
- LEED certification is obtained after submitting an application documenting compliance with the requirements of the rating system as well as paying registration and certification fees.
- Certification is granted solely by the Green Building Council responsible for issuing the LEED system used on the project.
- Omnicrete’s patented system offers the most sustainable method of construction yet developed and therefore will achieve LEED Certifications at a lower cost as compared to other conventional and non-conventional systems.
The name "Omnicrete" is derived from two words: [omni] meaning "all" or "complete" and [crete] which are the last 5 letters of the word "concrete". The name "Omnicrete" implies that this system being marketed by Omnicrete International, Inc. is "all" concrete and therefore, there is no wood to get eaten by wood destroying insects, no wood to burn, rot, warp or mold and no metal to rust.
The full legal name of the corporation is OMNICRETE INTERNATIONAL, INC., (OCI) a certified building contractor whose main purpose is to promote and build with a patented construction process. This construction technology is owned solely by one of its principals, Leonard R. Terry, the inventor and patent holder of an amazing “green”, energy efficient, and protective construction process for new, residential and commercial construction. We also have a LEED accredited professional on staff, and as such, our focus is on certified “green” building in addition to non-certified “green” construction: despite, and due to the design of the system, is inherently “green” by default.
The wall construction system consists of two Autoclaved Aerated Concrete [AAC or "lightweight concrete"] "stay-in-place" forming walls that are placed parallel in such a way as to form a cavity surrounding the perimeter of a building whereby concrete is poured into the cavity. This creates a completely monolithic wall system. The AAC "stay-in-place" forming walls are connected to the solid steel reinforced monolithic core (behind the vapor barrier) by unique proprietary anchor bolts. These anchor bolts are placed inside the core; with a six millimeter plastic vapor barrier (visqueen), and a state of the art moisture resistant, Green Building Compliant, Dow Blue Board insulating sheathing. This is done prior to the concrete pouring. The zero HCFC's (Dow Board) sheathing is a cost effective and energy efficient, sheathing material.
The reduction of energy consumption of this patented system has been documented to be over 78%. It is a given fact that as worldwide energy costs continue to increase and the availability of clean energy sources become increasing scarce, it is expected that the Global demand for Omnicrete will be forever increasing. Omnicrete essentially has no true "competitors" because if one would try to match the demand for energy savings using the same current building methods, their construction cost will skyrocket. Omnicrete also provides the building owners added protection from fire, insects, mold, mildew, moisture, and withstands sustained winds in excess of 300 MPH! Further testing, as indicated by the facility that did the initial tests, is estimated to provide protection and building integrity to withstand up to wind speeds of 500 MPH!! The indoor air quality is also the cleanest due to an air exchange filtration system we have the HVAC subcontractor install. It contains both UV light and a HEPA filter, incorporated in the HVAC system; as well as an adjustable regulator to allow fresh air circulation inside the structure.
The Omnicrete system, to date, has been used to construct a church in southern Georgia, a house in Joplin, MO, seven houses in the central Florida market, and a multimillion dollar home on Crow Key Island in the Punta Gorda area of Southwest Florida. Media broadcasts have occurred after the first structure on national affiliates of three local Orlando Florida TV stations, and interviews with two local radio shows may be listened to on our web site at www.omnicrete.com. We have been approved as an Energy Star partner, and by Building America, Department of Energy, and Florida Power and Light (FPL), Build Smart due to our product uniqueness and results. We are also proud members of the United States Green Building Council, and Florida Green Building Coalition.