Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building rating system is the world's most widely used and recognized. It signifies a facility has been constructed with materials that reduce its carbon footprint and improve its indoor environmental quality.
Qualifying for the USGBC's LEED certification can be a complex process. To meet its extremely detailed standards and guidelines, mathematical calculations and detailed documentation are required. The final rating of a building is determined by a weighted sum of credits achieved through five major areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Using Cornerstone's ResinDek® engineered wood flooring panels in the construction of mezzanines and elevated work platforms can contribute to a variety of credits across two categories—Materials and Resources (MR) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)—as shown in the table below.
|CATEGORY||ISSUE||MAX POINTS||RESINDEK FLOOR CONTRIBUTION|
|Materials and Resources||Building product disclosure and optimization: Sourcing of raw materials||2||See SCS Certifications for pre-consumer wood and steel content.|
|Materials and Resources||Design for flexibility||1||Modular and easy to disassemble/move.|
|Materials and Resources||Construction and demolition waste management||2||Made to measure and easy to disassemble and reuse, reducing construction and demolition waste.|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||Low emitting materials||3||Certified by SCS to have no added formaldehyde.|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||Interior lighting: lighting quality||1||Available with reflective finishes for floor and ceiling side.|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||Daylight||3||Versions with highly reflective finishes can help to improve daylight illuminance levels.|
To earn LEED® credits, flooring products must comply with the relevant criteria outlined in the LEED® rating system. This may include meeting specific requirements related to the materials used, the environmental impact of the product, and the performance and durability of the flooring product. Contact us to request documentation/certifications to demonstrate that ResinDek® engineered wood flooring system meet the relevant LEED® criteria.