Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is a family of a green building rating systems that are administered by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED rating systems exist for all types of commercial and residential construction, and LEED is the most widely accepted standard for environmentally responsible design and construction in North America.
WalkGreen tropical hardwood is the natural choice for LEED and green building more generally because it is FSC 100%, meaning that maximum value can be applied toward achieving the following LEED Materials & Resources (MR) credits:
- LEED 2009:
Certified Wood (MR 7)
- LEED for Homes 2008:
Environmentally Preferable Products (MR 2)
- LEEDv4 BD&C:
Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials (MR 3)
- LEEDv4 for Home Design & Construction:
Certified Tropical Wood (MR Prerequisite) & Environmentally Preferable Products (MR 2)
In addition to LEED, WalkGreen tropical hardwood qualifies under numerous other green building programs that reward the use of FSC® Certified wood, including: