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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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||–|