Green Design : How To get LEED Points With Walker Textures® Products

Green design not only makes a positive impact on public health and the environment, it can also reduce operating costs and enhance building spaces and surroundings.

LEED fits into this initiative by providing rating systems that are voluntary and based on generally accepted energy and environmental principles.

The LEED rating systems are developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) committees, in adherence with USGBC policies and procedures guiding the development and maintenance of rating systems. They are applicable to new commercial construction and major renovation projects.

Under the LEED rating system, only projects are rated. There is no rating or certification system for raw materials or suppliers thereof. However, Walker Glass Co. Ltd. can help users of our products, and more specifically building owners, get LEED points by providing information on properties of our products, including light transmission and diffusion (see Product Specifications). 

The US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has added Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence, to their Pilot Credit Library in October 2011.

Walker Textures® AviProtek® with or without Solarban® glass products can contribute to achieving credit under LEED v4 (and earlier versions) in the categories of Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources (MR), Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Innovation in Design (IN) and Bird Collision Deterrence.

To learn more about the LEED Pilot Credit 55 on Bird Collision Deterrence, please visit: http://www.usgbc.org/credits/core-shell-existing-buildings-healthcare-new-construction-retail-nc-schools/v2009/pc55.

For more information on green design and LEED please check the USGBC website by clicking here.


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