The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. Tarkett is a member of the USGBC and supports improving green building efforts.
The LEED Rating System evaluates projects over 5 core and 1 bonus credit categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Bonus Credits for Process and Design Innovation
This rating system promotes integrated, entire building design practices and encourages awareness of green building benefits. Currently, LEED standards are available or under development for: LEED NC - new commercial construction and major renovations, LEED EB - existing building operations, LEED CS - core and shell projects, LEED H - homes and LEED CI - commercial interior projects.
The LEED rating system is a three-step process:
The US Green Building Council announced the creation of the first voluntary national green building standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings – LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.
- Project Registration
- Technical Support
- Building Certification
Echo Eliminator™ can contribute to earning several LEED™ credits throughout the program. Echo Eliminator™ contains 85% post-industrial recycled content and uses cotton, a rapidly renewable resource, as one of its main ingredients. Echo Eliminator™ does not contain any harmful chemicals or irritants and therefore does not pose any VOC or off-gassing concerns.
Using Echo Eliminator™ for your next LEED™ project will not only assist you in earning LEED™ credits but will also provide a superior, healthy, and safe acoustical panel that is dependable.