LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a system for certifying company and energy sustainability of buildings, and is applied in over 140 countries in the world. It was devised in 1993 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its basic aim is to promote and develop a global approach to environmental, social and economic sustainability of buildings, from the design phase right down to their daily management. This method of certification provides for assigning points to the building, worked out on the basis of its verified compliance with various Leed requirements and credits 
Alfalux porcelain stoneware and Ecogres are Leed-compliant materials: that is, they meet the requirements defined by the USGBC for materials and resources in terms of percentage of recycled material, insulating effects, low polluting emissions and innovative and design properties. This means that the use of Alfalux materials for floors or wall tiling allows points to be assigned, that will contribute to giving LEED certification.



Content of Recycled Material (Credit MR 4.1): 2 LEED POINTS

Over 25% of the material comprising our products contains recycled raw and fired materials (pre-consumer waste).

Optimization of Energy Performance (Credit EA 1): Alfalux products contribute to accumulating credits from 1 to 10 LEED POINTS

Ceramic tiles, being low thermal conductivity materials and subject to very low thermal excursions, have insulating properties and contribute to saving energy. Our products are particularly recommended for tiling facades, both ventilated and otherwise, and for underfloor heating systems.

VOC - Volatile organic compounds - content (Credit EQ 4.3): 1 LEED POINT

Ceramic tiles, because of their conformation, have very low emissions of volatile organic substances and therefore comply with credit category EQ 4.3 for indoor environmental quality.

Last update: 9/11/12