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NOTE: Specifying a low VOC coating such as
Powdercoat is worth one point towards LEED certification.

LEED Version 2.1 Certification Program Information
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary standard for developing environmentally responsible , low emission, high performance, and sustainable buildings. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, under contract with the US Department of Energy. Individual materials and products used in buildings are not certified. The Version 2.1 certification process is for the entire construction project. The project earns “points” towards becoming certified. The categories where points can accumulate for Hovik Industries Partitions and Lockers are as follows:

Recycled Content: LEED V2.1 awards points for buildings that contain recycled, salvaged, reused, or refurbished materials, with points awarded as a function of the total building material weights (5%= 1 point, 10%= 2 points). Credit is based on the sum of post-consumer recycled material + 1/2 of the post recycled material. This contributes to Credits 4.1 & 4.2 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Local Regional Materials: LEED V2.1 awards 1 point if 20% of the building materials are manufactured (final assembly) regionally within 500 miles of the project site. This contributes to Credit 5.1 of the “Materials & Resources” area. Rapidly Renewable Materials: LEED V2.1 awards 1 point if 5% of the total value of all building materials used are derived from plants that are harvested within a ten - year cycle or shorter. This contributes to Credit 6.0 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Certified Wood Materials: LEED V2.1 awards 1 point if a minimum of 50% of wood based materials certified in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Guidelines. This contributes to Credit 7.0 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Low Emitting Materials: LEED V2.1 awards 1 point (Credits 4.1 and 4.2 of “Indoor Environmental Quality” area) if the VOC content is less than the current limits specified in the SCAQMD Rule # 1168 (adhesives) and Green Seal Standard GS.11 (paint), and 1 point (Credit EQ 4.4) if the composite wood agri-fibre products contain no added urea formaldehyde resins.

Hovik Industries products qualify for LEED 2.1 Certification points as follows

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