What is LEED?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a national standard developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to certify sustainable buildings. LEED buildings save energy, conserve resources, protect occupant health, and improve owners’ bottom lines. LEED-NC (for New Construction) v2.2 is the most widely used standard. LEED utilizes a system of points awarded in six (6) environmental categories for achieving specific levels of sustainable performance.
Sustainable Sites, Credit 4.2 – Alternative Transportation 1 Point
Provide bicycle racks and/or storage for at least 5% of all building users.
Sustainable Sites, Credit 7.l – Heat Island Effect/Non-Roof 1 Point
Option 1: Provide shade for site hardscape. Poligon Steel, Poligon Fabric, and Poligon Wood products meet this requirement.
Option 2: At least 50% of parking spaces need to be covered, any roof that is shading or covering parking must have a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 29 or more. Certain roof colors for Poligon Steel and Poligon Wood meet this requirement. Contact your Sales Representative or Poligon Customer Service for colors.
Sustainable Sites, Credit 7.2 – Heat Island Effect/Roof 1 Point
Use roofing materials for a low slope roof (≤2:12) of 78 minimum SRI and for a steep slope roof (>2:12) of 29 SRI minimum. Certain roof colors for Poligon Steel and Poligon Wood meet this requirement. Contact your Sales Representative or Poligon Customer Service for colors.
Material and Resources, Construction Waste Management, Credit 2.1 Potential Points: 3
Divert 50% from Disposal and Credit 2.2 – Divert 75% from Disposal
Porter Corp’s packaging materials can be recycled.
1 w/Credit 2.1, 1 w/Credit 2.2, and 1 Exemplary Performance, Innovation in Design Divert 95%.
Materials and Resources, Recycled Content, Credit 4.1 Potential Points: 3
Specify 10% Post Consumer; Credit 4.2 – Specify 20% Post Consumer and 50% Pre-Consumer
Poligon Steel and Poligon Fabric shelters meet the criteria for both Credit 4.1 and Credit 4.2. Many Poligon shelters also meet the Exemplary Performance Innovation in Design 30% recycled content requirement.
1 w/Credit 4.1, 1 w/Credit 4.2, and 1 Exemplary Performance, Innovation in Design 30% Recycled Content.
Indoor Environmental Quality, Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control Points: Required Prerequisite 2
Poligon Smokstaks, benches, and shelters can assist by creating a designated smoking area.