Three easy ways to increase your LEED points

Here are three simple tips for increasing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points:

  1. Plan and choose the correct materials and resources

The importance of forward planning the interior and exterior materials and resources to be used when developing and constructing a building is crucial. This is demonstrated by more than 94,000 projects across 165 countries and territories[1] participating in the LEED system. The materials and resources that are selected are vitally important for reducing the impact on health and the environment. If less fossil fuel is used in production: the overall carbon footprint is reduced.

  1. Choose your contributing credits wisely

Jotun has the potential to contribute to eleven different LEED areas with its products. To boost LEED ratings we must start by taking into consideration which credits to aim for by reviewing the contribution of products to the credits, the transportation of materials, along with innovative ways in which green methods can be employed throughout the design and construction process.

By considering all the elements that affect the interior of a build, you can contribute to the LEED indoor environmental quality credits. Jotun products such as Pilot WF Primer and Pilot WF are available to help achieve the low emitting material rating in this category.

When developing a building or structure, it is tempting to only think in aesthetic terms. However, taking into consideration the practical and external elements such as reflecting solar light can help reducing heat islands and reduce the energy needed for cooling. Solar panels, reflective cladding or even paints and coatings such as Jotun Super Durable 2903 on the roof can help a building use less harmful energy.

  1. The importance of Environmental Product Declarations

Jotun products contribute to the earning of LEED points in a streamlined, easy and effective way through its Green Building Solutions. In order to achieve this, it has close to 100 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). A key element for accumulation of points and LEED certification is having Product-specific Type III EPDs, which Jotun can provide, ensuring the transparency of the environmental impacts of selected products. This allows the ability to be objective regarding environmental impacts.