USGBC LEED Credit Areas
What is LEED®?
LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process.
How do products contribute to LEED?
The LEED point system is about "contribution"; no single product can add "points", but single products contribute to meeting overall percentage criteria as defined by LEED.
Different versions of the rating system are available for specific project types:
- LEED for New Construction: New construction and major renovations (the most commonly applied-for LEED certification)
- LEED for Commercial Interiors: Commercial interior fitouts by tenants
- LEED for Core and Shell: Core-and-shell projects (total building minus tenant fitouts)
- LEED for Homes: Homes
- LEED for Schools: Recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools
- LEED for Retail: Consists of two rating systems. One is based on New Construction and Major Renovations version 2.2. The other track is based on LEED for Commercial Interiors version 2.0.
How can Maxxon products contribute to LEED?
Sample credit areas can be found . The exact credit areas a project will qualify for is dependent on the type of project and the Maxxon product(s) used.
- MR Credit 4: Recycled Content: (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer); 1-2 Points
- MR Credit 5: Regional Materials: Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally; 1-2 Points
- IEQ Credit 3.2: Indoor Environmental Quality: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan Before Occupancy; 1 Point
- IEQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials Floor Systems (Option 2); 1 Point