The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED focuses on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental qualtity, innovation and design process. Remanufactured office furniture from Lyco, Inc. can be applied to LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) and LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI).
To qualify, an applicant for a LEED project must submit an application to the USGBC demonstrating documented compliance with the requirements in the rating system. Depending on the category and number of points, the project is awarded LEED certification in one of four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Certified.
Installing remanufactured system furniture from Lyco, Inc. contributes to these LEEDS credits:
|MR 3.1 / 3.2*||Resource Re-use||Include remanufactured furniture as a part of total materials costs|
|MR 3.3**||Resource Re-Use 30%||Use existing furniture (as-is or refurbished)|
|MR 4.1 / 4/2||Rrecycled Content||Use fabric with recycled content; worksurfaces with re-used particle board|
|MR 5.1 / 5.2||Regional Materials||Projects within 500 miles|
|MR 6||Rapidly Renewable Materials||Consider linoleum, PLA fabrics, wheatboard, cork as alternative surface materials to typical laminates and fabrics|
|MR 7||Certified Wood||Include new or as-is furniture that is FCS certified|
|EQ 6.1 / 6.2||Controllability of Systems||Use individual adjusted tasklighting|
|EQ 8.2||Daylight & Views||Consider lower panel heights and/or glass panels|
|*LEED-NC only||** LEED-CI only|