The U.S. Green Building Council has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System to help in the design and construction of buildings that have minimum negative impact on occupants and the environment. LEED provides standards for choosing products based on environmental attributes. LEED does not certify materials or products.
So what are the attributes of a Duro-Last roof that can help with soon-to-be enacted changes to LEED-NC ratings?
|ENERGY STAR® labeled product with a Solar Reflectance Index equal to or greater than 78 (Duro-Last is 110)||Sustainable Sites Credits 7.2|
|Exceeds ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007||Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1|
|Extend the lifecycle of an existing structure, reduce the load on air conditioning units, and reduce a buildings impact on the environment.||Materials & Resources Credits 1.1 & 1.2|
|Custom prefabrication eliminates waste at the jobsite, scrap and trim are 100% recyclable, with four manufacturing facilities requiring less than 500 miles of shipping.||Materials & Resources Credits 2.1 – 2.2, 4.1 – 4.2, 5.1 – 5.2|
|Two-way vent system keeps negative air pressures and condensation in check, high reflectivity keeps building cooler.||Indoor Environmental Quality Credits 2 and 7.1|
All in all, a Duro-Last can help with obtaining 13 – 31 points toward the minimum LEED certification of 40 – 49 points.