What is LEED?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
The LEED Green Building Rating System helps professionals to improve the quality of their buildings and their impact on the environment. This program not only has a positive impact on public health and the environment, but also reduces the overhead costs to keep the building running throughout its life, potentially improves the productivity of its occupants, and contributes to the creation of a sustainable society.
LEED supplies market-oriented voluntary rating systems based on accepted green building practices and energy saving principles. It seeks to strike a balance between established practices and new concepts.
It’s important to keep in mind that LEED is a certification for an entire building, not individual products. So, Clestra Hauserman products are able to contribute to LEED certified projects, but are not able to be certified as a product.
To begin, an applicant for LEED certification must successfully meet all of the prerequisite conditions contained in the document. Then they must acquire the minimum number of points for their desired level of certification by meeting the requirements in the LEED rating system.
Below are the contents of LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations projects with the number of available points in each category.
|Sustainable Sites (SS)||26 points available|
|Water Efficiency (WE)||10 points available|
|Energy and Atmosphere (EA)||35 points available|
|Materials and Resources (MR)||14 points available|
|Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)||15 points available|
|Innovation in Design (ID)||6 points available||Bonus points|
|Regional Priority (RP)||4 points available||Bonus points|
|Project total||110 points available||(10 bonus points included)|
Number of points required:
Clestra Hauserman products have a direct favourable effect on the following eight chapters:
Materials and resources (MR)
|MR 1.2 Building Reuse||1 point available|
|MR 2 Construction Waste Management||2 points available|
|MR 4 Recycled Content||2 points available|
|MR 5 Regional Materials||2 points available|
Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
|IEQ 4.1 Low-emission materials, adhesives and sealants||1 point available|
|IEQ 4.2 Low-emission materials, paints and coatings||1 point available|
|IEQ 8.2 Daylight and Views||1 point available|
Innovation in Design (ID)
|ID 1.1 Innovation in Design : Recycled content value of 30 % or more||1 point available|