Babcock Davis/Arden Entrance Foot Grilles contribute to LEED Certification for new and remodeled commercial buildings. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Requirements are standard practices for purchasing and designing with environmentally friendly materials for a building. Points are used to measure how “green” a building is in specific areas of design and construction. The sum of all these points determines the scale of LEED Certification in a building. Babcock Davis/Arden Entrance Foot Grilles are part of LEED requirements for credits in the certification process. The most points for entrance systems is IEQ Credit 5—providing a permanent entrance system of at least 10 feet in all major entrances. Here are the possible LEED Credit Points that can be earned for using specific materials that fulfill the guidelines:
• MR Credit 4.1, Recycled Content: To fulfill this requirement, the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one half of the post-industrial (pre-consumer) content constitutes at least 4% of the total value of the materials in the project. Babcock Davis/Arden EnvIRONtread II is composed of 59% post-consumer and 22% pre-consumer recycled content. Recycled aluminum in the divider bars along with recycled truck and airplane tires for the floor grate treads makes the EnvIRONtread II Rigid Foot Grille 95% recycled material by cost.
• MR Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Material: 2.5% of the total value of all building materials and products must be made with rapidly renewable materials and products. Typically, these are plants harvested within a ten year cycle or shorter.
• IEQ Credit 4.3, Low-Emitting Materials: Low VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) refer to organic chemical compounds that have significant vapor pressures. These man-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds can affect the environment and human health.
• IEQ Credit 5, Pollutant Source Control: This credit requires compliance with a varied group of items that cumulatively help keep pollutants out of the indoor air. One basic requirement for LEED 3.3 is to install a permanent entrance system at least 10 feet long in all major entrance areas of the building.
LEED information is available for all Babcock Davis/Arden Entrance Foot Grilles. This will allow you to assess the number of possible credits you will earn for your project depending on the Entrance Foot Grilles and tread type chosen for installation.