Leed

Indoor Environmental Quality

LEED® – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is the rating system used to classify buildings according to their environmental sustainability. The system was developed by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and is a points-based system where buildings are assigned credits for how well they meet specific environmental requirements according to the materials used in their construction, the technologies they employ and the design and construction techniques used. Points are awarded in six categories:
  • SUSTAINABLE SITES
  • WATER MANAGEMENT
  • ENERGY AND THE ATMOSPHERE
  • MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
  • INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
  • DESIGN AND INNOVATION
The overall performance of the building is obtained by adding together the credits awarded in each of the six areas. Performance is sub-divided into four levels:
PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER, CERTIFIED
By supplying its materials, Stone Italiana can help towards gaining LEED credits as it produces materials with recycled elements (identified with the Recycling Components mark) and employs reusable materials such as wooden, plastic and cardboard packing. Our materials also preserve indoor air quality because they are free from VOC emissions and formaldehyde. 
 
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