What is LEED?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was originally a US building label. LEED has since become the best-known building label internationally. Many buildings in more than 150 countries are now LEED certified.
Any further information required can be obtained on the internet at http://www.usgbc.org/ (U.S. Green Building Council).
Successful LEED certification is confirmation from an independent third-party institute (the Green Building Certification Institute) that a building has been designed, planned and realised in accordance with measurable sustainability criteria.
Aschwanden supports the LEED certification of buildings.
What can Aschwanden offer customers with regard to LEED certification?
Building products can have a positive influence on LEED certification.
For these products Aschwanden can, for instance, issue certification attesting certain material information (recycling proportion, place of manufacture and source of the raw materials) for the US certification body.
With this certification, products can play a part in achieving the targets required by LEED with regard to the use of recycled material and locally sourced materials. This in turn has a positive effect on how the project is assessed.
On request, Aschwanden can supply an overview setting out the relevant information for each product.
- Health-related Evaluation Procedure for Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions (AgBB Testing and Evaluation Scheme)
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method V1.1-2010
- Standards of the ISO 16000 series (ISO 16000-3:2010, 16000-6:2011, 16000-9:2006, 16000-11:2006) in conjunction with one of the 2 standards listed above