Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

From formulating polymer flooring materials that are free from phthalates and derived from water-borne technologies to shipping material in optimized reusable or recyclable smart packaging solutions, U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) member, Flowcrete Americas, remains committed to ensuring sustainable practices remain at the heart of its culture and manufacturing operations.

Flowcrete Americas continues to pursue innovation in formulation in order to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for green building materials and comply with USGBC Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) building requirements.

LEED set out a series of energy and environmental design guidelines, which when followed, enable the building to operate at a lower expenditure, increase in asset value, conserve natural resources as well as minimize waste and emissions over the duration of its lifecycle.

Buildings that meet some, but preferably all, of the prerequisites outlined by LEED are able to qualify for certification that leads to tax rebates and other local incentives.

Advances in sustainable flooring technology mean that developers can specify materials that help the project attain credits towards certification in multiple categories.

Materials and Resources

Building Reuse (2 points)

MR Credit 1.1: Building Reuse: Maintain 75% of Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
MR Credit 1.2: Building Reuse: Maintain 95% of Existing Walls, Floors and Roof

Construction Materials Waste Management (2 points)

MR Credit 2.1: Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% From Disposal
MR Credit 2.2: Construction Waste Management: Divert 75% From Disposal

Recycled Content (1 point)

MR Credit 4.1: Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)

Regional Materials (2 points)

MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
MR Credit 5.2: Regional Materials: 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally

Rapidly Renewable Materials (1 point)

MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials

Indoor Environmental Quality

Low Emitting Materials (1 point)

EQ Credit 4.2: Low Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings

For more information on how Flowcrete Americas’ materials can help to qualify for LEED certification download our free White Paper.

For more information contact Flowcrete Americas at americas@flowcrete.com

Download Flowcrete Americas' White Paper - Obtaining LEED Certification with Environmentally Friendly Flooring Solutions

 

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