LEED Credits

Credit 4.1 1 Point

RECYCLED CONTENT (10% post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)

LEED Requirement

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project.

Benefit

DARRAN can contribute to this credit as it contains in excess of 80% pre-consumer and 0% post-consumer recycled content (by weight).

Credit 4.2 1 Point, In Addition To 4.1

RECYCLED CONTENT (20% post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)

LEED Requirement

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 20% of the total value of the materials in the project.

Benefit

DARRAN can contribute to this credit as it contains in excess of 80% pre-consumer and 0% post-consumer recycled content (by weight).

Credit 4.5 1 Point

LOW-EMITTING MATERIALS

LEED Requirement

All systems furniture and seating that was manufactured, refurbished or refinished within one year prior to occupancy must meet one of the options below:

  1. Furniture and seating are Greenguard Indoor Air Certified.
  2. Calculated indoor air concentrations that are less than or equal to those listed in Table 1 for furniture systems and seating determined by a procedure based on the EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Large Chamber Test Protocol for Measuring Emissions of VOCs and Aldehydes (September 1999) testing protocol conducted in an independent air quality testing laboratory.
  3. Calculated indoor air concentrations that are less than or equal to those listed in Table 1 for furniture systems and seating determined by a procedure based on ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2007 and ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 testing protocol conducted in an independent third-party air quality testing laboratory. The requirement in Section 5 of ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 is waived for LEED purposes. Section 5 requires that laboratories used to perform the emissions testing and/or provide analytical results must be independently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories."
Benefit

All DARRAN veneer, laminate and guest seating are MAS Certified Green for complying with the ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 Standard / LEED Standard for Low-VOC emitting furniture. Certification of compliance under the Low-VOC emitting furniture testing, qualifies products for LEED 4.5 credits under Option 3.

Credit 5.1 1 Point

REGIONAL MATERIALS (20% manufactured regionally)

LEED Requirement

Use a minimum of 20% of building materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles.

Benefit

All DARRAN products can contribute to this credit based on the project location relative to High Point, NC.

Credit 5.2 1 Point

REGIONAL MATERIALS (10% extracted and manufactured regionally)

LEED Requirement

In addition to the requirements of MR 5.1, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.

Benefit

All DARRAN products can contribute to this credit based on the project location relative to High Point, NC. DARRAN Design-Build products contain in excess of 80% materials that are harvested within 500 miles of the Factory location in High Point, NC.

Credit 4.4 1 Point (through custom specification)

LOW-EMITTING MATERIALS (Composite Wood and Laminate Adhesives)

LEED Requirement

Composite wood and agrifiber products, including core materials, must contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins. Laminate Adhesives used to fabricate on-site and shop applied assemblies containing these laminate adhesives must contain no urea-formaldehyde. Products covered by EQ Credit 4.5, Low-Emitting Materials, System Furniture and Seating shall be excluded from these requirements.

Benefit

DARRAN casegoods can be specified to meet LEED Credit 4.4. If specified to meet this credit, DARRAN Design-Build units will contain in excess of 80% no added urea-formaldehyde content (by weight).

Credit 7 1 Point (through custom specification)

CERTIFIED WOOD

LEED Requirement

When using new wood-based products and materials, use a minimum of 50% that are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council's Principles and Criteria. Division 12 (Furniture) material value is included in the determination of the certified wood content.

Benefit

DARRAN casegoods can be specified to meet LEED Credit 7. If specified to meet this requirement, DARRAN products will contain in excess of 80% FSC certified wood content (by weight).