Sustainable building materials are materials that are not only strong and durable but also resource-efficient throughout their lifecycle, from the extraction of raw materials to the end of their service life. Durable building materials are often considered sustainable due to their ability to last longer than other materials, reducing the need for frequent replacements or repairs. These long-lasting materials reduce energy and resources used in manufacturing, transport, installation, and disposal, which makes them an eco-friendly choice.

Here are a variety of factors that make PAVE-EL pedestals a great example of sustainable building materials.


PAVE-EL pedestals are incredibly durable, meaning they won’t need to be replaced. In fact, PAVE-EL pedestals are backed by a 20-year warranty, yet they have not had a single warranty claim or product failure in 40 years! High-quality, durable products that do not require replacement mean less environmental impact. 


LEED credit data for PAVE-EL pedestals identifies them as being more water-efficient than similar products. They are also manufactured in North America, with the manufacturer adhering to environmental standards that exceed those of other countries. 


PAVE-EL pedestals are recyclable or biodegradable after use. This means less waste clogging our landfills and less pollution.

Environmental Use Cases

PAVE-EL pedestals have been shown to reduce heat islands in both roof and non-roof applications, leading to greater energy efficiency. They can also be used to create environmentally friendly projects like green roofs, furthering their contribution to sustainability. 

LEED Credits 

PAVE-EL pedestals contribute to LEED credits and are recognized for their contribution to sustainable building. 

The Anti-Concrete

Concrete is the least environmentally friendly building material because it is produced from materials that require large amounts of energy to produce, including cement and aggregate, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The production of concrete produces hazardous dust, noise pollution and water contamination. Concrete is not easily recycled or reused in construction projects, so any demolition or remodelling involving concrete produces more waste. PAVE-EL pedestals provide a much better alternative on several fronts. 


PAVE-EL pedestals are compact and lightweight. They are easy to transport, meaning fewer trucks on the road and less fuel used. Manufactured in North America, their shorter supply chain also means less environmental impact in getting them to their final destination.

Using durable building materials can have a positive environmental impact, as they require less energy to produce, are built to last longer, and often don’t need to be replaced or repaired as often. This leads to reduced waste, decreased emissions from production and transport, and fewer resources used overall.


PAVE-EL pedestals may be easily separated into halves or quarters to accommodate perimeter-edge and corner support. This means you won’t need to buy and transport additional parts and materials. One product is all you really need, reducing waste. 

PAVE-EL Pedestals 

Whether an architect, contractor or homeowner, you can easily slash your environmental footprint when choosing innovative building materials like PAVE-EL pedestals. Easy to install and backed by a 20-year warranty, PAVE-EL Pedestals have been in use since 1979 as a sustainable paver elevation system that prolongs the lifespan of applications for generations to come, including pool decks, rooftops, walkways, terraces, balconies, green roofs, and more. To learn more about the benefits of sustainable building materials like PAVE-EL pedestals, reach out to  Canadian Pedestal Systems – Canada’s outdoor living space experts.