LEED Qualified Flooring: What’s all that buzz about?

21 01 2008

If you are an architect, interior designer, construction manager, or government official, you’re probably very familiar with LEED— Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—the rating system offered by the US Green Building Council that provides independent verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures.

So what’s all that buzz about?

LEED affects all of us; it’s a whole-building approach to sustainability that deals with 5 key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

You’ve already known that Wicanders cork oak floors represent a generations-old balance between environmental health, wellbeing, and socioeconomic development. But did you know that when you choose Wicanders, it counts towards 5 out of 26 LEED certification points?

Here are the qualifications:

o EQ 4.1 (Indoor Environmental Quality)- Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants
o MR 4.1 (Materials & Resources)- Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)
o MR 4.2- Recycled Content: 20% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)
o MR 6- Rapidly Renewable Materials
o MR 7- Certified Wood

Stay tuned, as we make continuous efforts in our R&D area to bring you the best in flooring technology and to optimize the shared value of every ounce of cork oak.

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