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.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.
Accurate Partitions 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||–|