LEED

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system for high environmental quality buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is a rating system for green construction based on the sustainability of the building, which assesses the effectiveness of the project in five major areas related to human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality.

The LEED rating system takes into account all construction aspects of a project. The materials are very important, especially for the "Materials & Resources" and "Indoor Environmental Quality" categories. The evaluation system is based on a points system and is used to evaluate the environmental profile of a building, without weighting according to the criteria. Ultimately, the building can achieve four levels: certified, silver, gold and platinum.

The Polyrey laminates used as decorative surfaces in interior fitting and furniture, door, partition wall and worktop applications, as the main component, can help obtain LEED credits for the construction certification: 

MR : Materials & Ressources

  • MR Credit 3: Material reuse
  • MR Credit 4: Recycled content
  • MR Credit 5: Regional content (France)
  • MR Credit 7: Certified wood

IEQ : Indoor Environmental Quality

  • IEQ Credit 4.4: Low-emitting material