The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
Richlite products contribute toward satisfying the following Credits under LEED:
MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse
Durability is a primary attribute of Richlite. Richlite will last a lifetime - whether it stays in its original installation or is re-fabricated into another project. Richlite can be easily refinished to its original appearance.
MR Credit 4: Recycled Content
Richlite r50 contains 50% post-consumer waste fibers from old corrugated cardboard.
Richlite r100 and Grays Harbor contain 100% post-consumer waste fibers and are FSC® Certified 100% Recycled.
MR Credit 5: Regional Materials
Richlite products are manufactured in Tacoma, Washington. Richilte's r50 and r100 paper suppliers and Richlite's resin supplier are located within 200 miles of the manufacturing plant.
MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
Richlite's Northwest Collection colors Black Diamond, Yellow Island, Green Mountain, Chocolate Glacier, Blue Canyon, Browns Point, Redstone are composed of 30% Eucalyptus fibers. Richlite RainShadow colors Midnight Iron, Boulder Bronze, and Buckhorn Brown also contain 30% Eucalyptus fibers. These products can be applied to both MR Credit 6 (rapidly renewable materials) and MR Credit 7 (certified wood).
MR Credit 7: Certified Wood
Use a Richlite FSC-Certified product and apply it to two points, not just one. Richlite's Northwest Collection colors Black Diamond, Yellow Island, Green Mountain, Chocolate Glacier, Blue Canyon, Browns Point, and Redstone are FSC Mixed 90% products; r100 is FSC-Certified 100% Recycled; Slate and Baguette are FSC Mixed Credit materials. Richlite Rainshadow colors Midnight Iron, Boulder Bronze and Buckhorn Brown are all FSC Mixed 90% products.
IEQ Credit 4.4:Low-Emitting Materials: Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products
Richlite contains no urea formaldehyde. In addition, all Richlite Products are GREENGUARD Certified for Children and Schools - the highest rating offered by GREENGUARD. Also note that 100% of the VOC's created during manufacturing are destroyed.
For more information on how Richlite Products can be applied toward LEED points, please Find Richlite.
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