Higher LEED and BREEAM Scores with Accoya
LEED and BREEAM are clearly the most rigorous and internationally recognized certification systems in the green building industry. Both are based on various building related environmental indicators including sustainable energy, -water and -material utilization.
Better BREEAM Scores
BREEAM is the most important sustainable building system in North-western Europe. Because of the low environmental impact based on Life-cycle assessment (LCA), the low maintenance, the innovative character and the sustainable sourcing (always FSC or PEFC), support the application of Accoya® to yield a higher BREEAM International score (MAN 5, MAT 1, MAT 3, Inn 1).
More Credits for Accoya in Latest LEED Version
Even if Accoya® was already rewarded in the previous (v2009) LEED BD+C system through the sustainable wood sourcing (credit MR 7), in the latest version v4, because of the transparent environmental reporting (LCA, EPD, carbon footprint), the benign environmental profile including C2C Gold certification, and even the light colour (heat island reduction), application of Accoya contributes to even more credits.
Sustainable Accoya® Home Receives Platinum LEED Certification
One of the USA’s most sustainable family homes, constructed with the extensive use of Accoya® wood, has been awarded platinum level LEED certification – the highest recognition available from the US Green Building Council.