LEED

Working on a LEED® project? TRI-KES products can contribute to a variety of LEED credits. And, we've set up our website to make it easy to search. Simply open the blue advanced tool bar to the right. You can narrow down your results by selecting various product attributes from the drop down menus. You can then scroll down and check the boxes for whichever LEED credits you are focused on. The more categories you select in the advanced tool bar, the more our powerful search will filter your results.

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Materials and Resources

MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management

1–2 Points

Intent

To divert construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities. Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process and reusable materials to appropriate sites.

Requirements

Recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition debris. Develop and implement a construction waste management plan that, at a minimum, identifies the materials to be diverted from disposal and whether the materials will be sorted on-site or comingled. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris do not contribute to this credit. Calculations can be done by weight or volume, but must be consistent throughout. The minimum percentage debris to be recycled or salvaged for each point threshold is as follows:        

Recycled or Salvaged 50%  --  1 Point
Recycled or Salvaged 75%  --  2 Points

Download the recommended specification.

Note from TRI-KES: You will notice throughout our website that vinyl wallcoverings are marked as "recyclable through reclamation". If you are working on a renovation that has existing wallcovering on the walls, then you have an opportunity to positively impact the environment. Download the above recommended specification to learn how to get existing vinyl wallcovering on a job diverted from the landfill and recycled back into new vinyl wallcovering or other products.

 

MR Credit 4: Recycled Content

1–2 points

Intent

To increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

Requirements

Use materials, including furniture and furnishings, with recycled content such that the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus 1/2 of the preconsumer content constitutes at least 10% or 20% based on cost of the total value of the materials in the project. The minimum percentage materials recycled for each point threshold is as follows:

Recycled Content 10%  -- 1 Point
Recycled Content 20%  --  2 Points

The recycled content value of a material or furnishing is determined by weight. The recycled fraction of the assembly is then multiplied by the cost of assembly to determine the recycled content value.

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components cannot be included in this calculation.

Download the recommended specification for Lanark.

Download the recommended specification for Second-Look.

Download the specification letter for Second-Look.

Download the recommended specification for Tower.

TRI-KES Products Containing Recycled Content

Interested in finding products that can contribute to MR Credit 4? Click here to view search results for products containing recycled content.

TRI-KES collections featuring patterns with recycled content include: Cirqa Second-Look, Lanark, Source One Performance, Source One Specialty, Source One Textile, Source One Woods, Symphony, Tower, Versa Joseph Abboud, Versa Second-Look.

Please note some of the product brands listed may only be available regionally. No worries though. When you search for products on our website we will first ask you for your state to ensure you’re only viewing products available in your area.

 

MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials

1 Point

Intent

To reduce the use and depletion of finite raw materials and long-cycle renewable materials by replacing them with rapidly renewable materials.

Requirements

Use rapidly renewable construction and Division 12 (Furniture and Furnishings) materials and products for 5% of the total value of all materials and products used in the project, based on cost. Rapidly renewable building materials and products are made from plants that are typically harvested within a 10-year or shorter cycle.

TRI-KES Products Containing Rapidly Renewable Resources 

Interested in finding products that can contribute to MR Credit 6? Click here to view search results for products containing rapidly renewable resources.

TRI-KES collections featuring patterns with rapidly renewable resources include: Source One Specialty, Source One Textile, Source One Woods.

 

MR Credit 6: Certified Wood

LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development
1 Point

Intent

To encourage environmentally responsible forest management.

Requirements

Use a minimum of 5% (based on cost) of wood-based materials and products that are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s principles and criteria, for wood building components. These components include at a minimum, structural framing and general dimensional framing, flooring, sub-flooring, wood doors and finishes.

Include only materials permanently installed in the project. Wood products purchased for temporary use on the project (e.g., formwork, bracing, scaffolding, sidewalk protection, and guard rails) may be included in the calculation at the project team’s discretion. If any such materials are included, all such materials must be included in the calculation. If such materials are purchased for use on multiple projects, the applicant may include these materials for only one project, at its discretion. Furniture may be included if it is included consistently in MR Credits 3. Materials Reuse, through MR Credit 6, Certified Wood.

TRI-KES Products Containing Certified Wood

Interested in finding products that can contribute to MR Credit 6? Click here to view search results for products containing certified wood.

TRI-KES collections featuring patterns with certified wood include: Source One Woods, Symphony.

Please note some of the product brands listed may only be available regionally. No worries though. When you search for products on our website we will first ask you for your state to ensure you’re only viewing products available in your area.

 

MR Credit 7: Certified Wood

LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors
LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations
LEED 2009 for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations
1 Point

Intent

To encourage environmentally responsible forest management.

Requirements

When using new wood-based products and materials, use a minimum of 50% that are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s principles and criteria. Division 12 (Furniture) material value is included in the determination of the certified wood content.

TRI-KES Products Containing Certified Wood

Interested in finding products that can contribute to MR Credit 7? Click here to view search results for products containing certified wood.

TRI-KES collections featuring patterns with certified wood include: Source One Woods, Symphony.

Please note some of the product brands listed may only be available regionally. No worries though. When you search for products on our website we will first ask you for your state to ensure you’re only viewing products available in your area.

 

Indoor Environmental Quality

IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings

1 point

Intent

To reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.

Requirements

Paints and coatings used on the interior of the building (i.e. inside the weatherproofing system and applied on-site) must comply with the following criteria as applicable to the project scope:

  • Architectural paints and coatings applied to interior walls and ceilings — must not exceed the volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits established in Green Seal Standard GS-11, Paints, 1st Edition, May 20, 1993.
  • Anti-corrosive and anti-rust paints applied to interior ferrous metal substrates must not exceed the VOC content limit of 250 g/L established in Green Seal Standard GS-03, Anti-Corrosive Paints, 2nd Edition, January 7, 1997.
  • Clear wood finishes, floor coatings, stains, primers and shellacs applied to interior elements must not exceed the VOC content limits established in South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings, effective January 1, 2004.

TRI-KES Products Containing Low-Emitting Materials

Interested in finding products that can contribute to IEQ Credit 4.2. Click here to view search results for products containing low-emitting materials.

TRI-KES collections featuring patterns with low-emitting materials include: Cirqa, Cirqa Radius, Cirqa Second-Look, Lanark, Scion, Source One Exclusive, Symphony, Tower, Versa, Versa Joseph Abboud, Zolatone, Versa Second-Look.

Please note some of the product brands listed may only be available regionally. No worries though. When you search for products on our website we will first ask you for your state to ensure you’re only viewing products available in your area.

 
 

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