The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), an independent organization generally accepted as the leading source of green building standards, sponsors the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
LEED recommends standard environmental guidelines for sustainable building projects. S.Anselmo is a member of the USGBC.
LEED, like all components of the world's environmental efforts, is continually evolving.
While LEED does not certify materials, S.Anselmo materials can help buildings quality for LEED credits in the following areas:
Materials & Resources: Credits 5.1 and 5.2
(Regional materials 10% and 20%)
Materials from our production facilities qualify for this credit if used in projects within 800 Km of our plants. Our manufacturing facilities is geographically located in Italy and in the abroad countries within 800 km of major markets for LEED projects.
In addition, the factory has been built nearby its major extraction sources for raw materials, which are also within a 800 km distance to major LEED building markets.
Credit intent: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
Materials & Resources: Credits 2.1 and 2.2
(Construction wastes management 50% and 75%)
The production process doesn't generate any garbage output because the plants are endowed with facilities that can complete the re-utilization in the internal process of the garbage output.
Credit intent: Divert at least 50% of construction, demolition and land-clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators. Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process. Redirect reusable materials to the appropriate sites.
Indoor Environmental Quality: Credit 4.1
Clay facing Bricks installations require proper adhesives (mortar and glue) , installation setting systems, and grouts that are now manufactured to meet or exceed the requirements of this credit. Therefore, an installed S.Anselmo Bricks system may contribute to the earning of this credit.
Additional LEED Credit Potential
Other LEED programs such as Schools or Existing Buildings may include IEQ points where using the tile itself could contribute and not just in a system. Our porcelain tile is fired to very high temperatures; therefore, it has no ability to contain or emit VOC's. If information is needed relative to these credits, we will conduct testing as needed (testing will be conducted on a request basis as the requirements and test methods are not always the same within the LEED documents for this type of information).
Credit intent: Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating, and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.
Our S.Anselmo Ventilated facing System can contribute credits to LEED certification in New Construction and Existing Buildings in the areas of Energy Savings, Interior Air Quality, and Innovation in Design.