LEED

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary standard for developing environmentally responsible, low emission, high-performance, sustainable buildings. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, under contract with the US Department of Energy.
Minimum Energy Performance

LEED V3 requires that all buildings vying for LEED certification demonstrate a 10% improvement in the proposed building performance rating for new buildings, or a 5% improvement in the proposed building performance rating for major renovations to existing buildings, compared with the baseline building performance rating.

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Optimize Energy Performance: 

LEED V3 awards up to two points for buildings that contain recycled, salvaged, reused, or refurbished materials, with points awarded as a function of the total building material weights (10% = 1 point, 20% = 2 points). Credit is based on the sum of post-consumer recycled material + ½ of post-industrial recycled material. This contributes to Credit 4 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

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Recycled Content: 

LEED V3 awards up to 19 points if buildings demonstrate up to a 48% improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared with the baseline building performance rating.

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Rapidly Renewable Materials: 

LEED V3 awards 1 point if 2.5% of the total value, based on cost of all building materials used, is derived from agricultural products that are harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter. This contributes to Credit 6.0 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

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Low Emitting Materials: 

LEED V3 awards 1 point (Credits 4.1 and 4.2 of “Indoor Environmental Quality” area) if the VOC content is less than the current limits specified in SCAQMD Rule #1168 (adhesives) and Green Seal Standard GS-11 (paint), and 1 point (Credit EQ 4.4) if the composite wood and agri-fiber products contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins. 

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American Specialties products qualify for LEED 3 points as follows:
Leed Category Section & Points Description Stainless Steel Solid Plastic Description
Minimum Energy Performance EAp2 (0) Use less energy Yes
Optimize Energy Performance EA 1 (1-19) Use less energy Yes
Recycled Content MR 4 (1-2) Post-consumer & Post-Industrial 44% 16.5%
Rapidly Renewable Materials MR 6 (1) Content 2%
Low Emitting Materials EQ 4.1 (1) EQ 4.2 (1) VOC Content of Adhesives/Paint Below Defined Limits Adhesives: Yes N/A
Low Emitting Materials EQ 4.4 (1 Free of added Urea-Formaldehyde Resins Yes Yes

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