According to the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
Levels of Certification
- Certified (40-49 points)
- Silver (50-59 points)
- Gold (60-79 points)
- Platinum (80+ points)
LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.
How can Rigid help you achieve LEED points?
Buying a metal building from Rigid you can qualify for up to 4 LEED Points.
SS Credit 6.2 Storm water Design - 1 POINT - You can limit disruption and pollution of natural water flow by managing storm water runoff but utilizing a gutter and downspout system on your metal building and collect the rainwater. The rainwater can be used for landscape watering.
SS Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect (Roof) - 1 POINT - You can reduce the heat island (the thermal gradient difference between developed and undeveloped areas) by selecting a metal roof with an SRI value of 78 or higher (Low-Slope) or 29 or higher (Steep-Slope).
MR Credit 4.1 Recycled Content - 1 POINT - Framing, Sheeting and Trim material from Rigid assist in qualifying for the Recycled Content Point.
MR Credit 5.1 Regional Materials - 1 POINT - If your jobsite is within 500 miles of the Houston manufacturing facility, you will qualify for the regional material credit.
Let Rigid Global Buildings help you achieve your LEED status today!