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The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) developed LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a voluntary, consensus-based national standard to support and validate successful green building design, construction and operation. The LEED Green Building Rating System. is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings by the USGBC. Parex USA is a member of the USGBC.
LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings. performance. The LEED rating system gives an owner and architect the ability to measure the success of and promote their building towards environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
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, and indoor environmental quality.
Buildings are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.
USGBC does not certify, promote, or endorse products and services of individual companies, products and services. Parex USA recognizes that products do have an important role and can contribute to projects with credit achievement.
Please see the following information on how our products can help earn LEED points.
Please contact our Technical Department to help calculate how each product will contribute to LEED points on a specific project.
|PAREX FOR LEED® CREDITS||EIFS||Stucco
|LEED® NC CATEGORIES|
|Materials and Resources (MR)|
|Credit 2.1 Divert 50% from Disposal, Construction Waste Management||X||X||X|
|Credit 2.2 Divert 75% from Disposal, Construction Waste Management||X||X||X|
|Credit 4.1 Recycled Content, 10% (post-consumer + 50% pre-consumer)||X||X|
|Credit 4.2 Recycled Content, 20% (post-consumer + 50% pre-consumer)||X||X|
|Credit 5.1 10% Extracted, Processed, & Manufactured Regionally||X||X||X|
|Credit 5.2 20% Extracted, Processed, & Manufactured Regionally
|Energy and Atmosphere (EA)|
|Prerequisite 2, Minimum Energy Performance||X||X|
|Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance
|Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)|
|Credit 4.2 Paint & Coatings, Low Emitting Materials
|Innovation in Design (ID)|
|Credit 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.4||X||X|
|Air & Water Resistive Barriers||X||X||X|