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LEED® Program Summary

What is LEED®?

LEED® is a set of guidelines for environmentally sustainable design and construction. This voluntary building certification program was established by the U.S. Green Building Council to give architects, designers and builders measurable environmental objectives.

How do I qualify for LEED® credits?

Part of our commitment to beautiful design with consideration for the environment is working with you to design and build using the LEED® certification system. LEED® is a set of guidelines for environmentally sustainable design and construction. Using American Olean products may help contribute to earning LEED® points in at least two of the six categories.

Materials and Resources (M&R)

American Olean products can help obtain 6 potential LEED® Version 3 points in this category:

POINTS CREDIT # ACTIVITY/ACTION/MATERIALS
2 MR2 Construction Waste Management
2 MR4 Recycled Content
2 MR5 Regional Materials
  • More than 97% of American Olean's manufactured products contain pre-consumer recycled material.
  • American Olean's products containing both pre- and post-consumer recycled materials will contribute recycled material value and help a project's efforts to achieve points in this category.
  • American Olean's multiple manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico provide the opportunity for our products and raw materials to be closer to more building projects, thus conserving fossil fuels required for transportation, and may contribute regional materials value to the project.
  • American Olean's cardboard and shrink-wrap packaging materials contain recycled materials and all packaging (pallets, cartons and shrink-wrap) is 100% recyclable.

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

American Olean products can help obtain 4 potential LEED® Version 3 points in this category:

POINTS CREDIT # ACTIVITY/ACTION/MATERIALS
1 IEQ 3.2 Construction Indoor Air Quality Mgmt Plan - Before Occupancy
1 IEQ 4.1 Low-Emitting Materials - Adhesives & Sealants
1 IEQ 4.2 Low-Emitting Materials - Paints & Coatings
1 IEQ 4.3 Low-Emitting Materials - Flooring Systems
  • Most tile glazes are water based and use minimal amounts of solvents. Once fired, the tile and glaze are completely fused and there is no possibility of emissions of volatile gases.
  • American Olean’s manufactured tile products have been tested and are compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Low-Emitting Material Standard.

For more information and to download the CHPS Low-Emitting Material Standard Criteria, visit www.chps.net.

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