LEED® v4.1

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ is the world’s leading green building project and performance management system, delivering a comprehensive framework for green building design, construction, operations, and performance. LEED® v4.1 is the next-generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance Wilsonart products can earn credits on a LEED-certified project, typically as part of a finished article or permanently installed product, especially with High Pressure Laminates (HPL) that are certified with Recycled Content.

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (MR)

MR CREDIT: BUILDING PRODUCT DISCLOSURE AND OPTIMIZATION— ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS

Option 1. Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Use at least 10 different permanently installed products sourced from at least three different manufacturers that meet one of the disclosure criteria below.

REQUIREMENTS

Industry-wide Type III EPD -- Products with third-party certification (Type III), including external verification, in which the manufacturer is explicitly recognized as a participant by the program operator. Products with industry-wide EPDs, which conform to ISO 14025, and EN 15804 or ISO 21930 and have at least a cradle to gate scope are valued as one whole product for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.

 

WILSONART EPD DOCUMENTS

Wilsonart® HPL STANDARD
Wilsonart® HD® & Premium HPL
THINSCAPE® (Black Core Only)
Compact Laminate

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

As stated in LEED v4.1: "The required scope of this credit is permanently installed products sourced from at least three different manufacturers...". HPL is a decorative surface which is bonded to a substrate to provide structural support before being fabricated or converted into a finished article by skilled fabricators. The final product will typically include the substrate, an adhesive and other components such as edge banding, drawer slides, door handles, or door cores, composite wood face sheets, etc. HPL does not qualify for this credit in the format produced by Wilsonart or other HPL manufacturers. For manufactures of finished articles an industry average Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and or Health Product Declaration ( HPD) is available for use in preparing an EPD of finished articles.


MR CREDIT: BUILDING PRODUCT DISCLOSURE AND OPTIMIZATION – SOURCING OF RAW MATERIALS

Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials -
Wood Products

REQUIREMENTS

Wood products. Wood products must be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or USGBC-approved equivalent. Products meeting wood products criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

Forest Stewardship Council Certification - Wilsonart was the first North American Laminate manufacturer to receive Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification SCS-COC-002415. All standard Wilsonart® Laminates are available on request as FSC Mix Credit.


MR CREDIT: BUILDING PRODUCT DISCLOSURE AND OPTIMIZATION – SOURCING OF RAW MATERIALS

Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials -
Wood Products

REQUIREMENTS

Recycled content. Products meeting recycled content criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.

  • Recycled content is the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half the preconsumer recycled content, based on weight.
  • The recycled fraction of the assembly is then multiplied by the cost of assembly to determine the recycled content value.

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

Recycled content varies based upon product type. All Wilsonart® Laminate and backers have been certified by SCS Global Services for recycled content.

WILSONART RECYCLE CONTENT CERTIFICATES

High Pressure Laminate (Type) Recycled Content Certificate
138 Minimum 22% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-07227
335, 735 Minimum 34% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-02028
350, 376, 776 Minimum 22% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-03133
107, 174 Minimum 17% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-03131
362, 364, 367, 762 Minimum 32% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-06240
372, 374, 377 Minimum 19% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-06241
Laminate Backers (Type) Recycled Content Certificate
203, 207 Minimum 32% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-02027
202, 220 Minimum 67% post-consumer recycled content SCS-MC-02478

MR CREDIT: BUILDING PRODUCT DISCLOSURE AND OPTIMIZATION – MATERIAL INGREDIENTS

Option 1. Material Ingredient Reporting -
Health Product Declaration

Use at least 10 different permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers that use any of the following programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm).

REQUIREMENTS

Health Product Declaration. The installed product has a published and complete Health Product Declaration with full disclosure of known hazards in compliance with the Health Product Declaration open Standard.

 

WILSONART HPD v2.2 DOCUMENTATION

Wilsonart® HPL STANDARD
Wilsonart® HD® & Premium HPL
High Wear
Markerboard
Chalkboard
Virtual Design Library (VDL)
Wilsonart By You (WXY)
Solid Surface
Quartz

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

As stated in LEED v4.1: "Use at least 10 different permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers…". HPL is a decorative surface which is bonded to a substrate to provide structural support before being fabricated or converted into a finished article by skilled fabricators. The final product will typically include the substrate, an adhesive and other components such as edge banding, drawer slides, door handles, or door cores, composite wood face sheets, etc. HPL does not qualify for this credit in the format produced by Wilsonart or other HPL manufacturers. A Health Prodcut Declaration (HPD) is one option for reporting material ingredients under this LEED v4.1 credit. For Manufacturers of finished articles an industry average Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and or Health Product Declaration (HPD) is available for use in preparing an EPD of finished articles. Wilsonart supports numerous green certification initiatives by working directly with our building industry customers such as office furniture, architectural doors, wall panels, countertops, cabinets, etc.

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (EQ)

EQ CREDIT: LOW-EMITTING MATERIALS

Adhesives and Sealants
At least 75% of all adhesives and sealants, by volume or surface area, meet the VOC emissions evaluation AND 100% meet the VOC content evaluation.
The adhesives and sealants product category includes all interior adhesives and sealants applied on site.

REQUIREMENTS

VOC content evaluation
Adhesives and sealants:

  • SCAQMD Rule 1168, October 6, 2017
  • Canadian VOC Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings (SOR/2009-264)
  • Hong Kong Air Pollution Control (VOC) Regulation for regulated adhesives and regulated sealants (April 2012)
  • Free of solvents, as defined in TRGS 610 (January 2011)

 

WILSONART DOCUMENTATION


EQ CREDIT: LOW-EMITTING MATERIALS

Composite Wood
At least 75% of all composite wood, by cost or surface area, meets the Formaldehyde emissions evaluation OR salvaged and reused materials criteria.
The composite wood product category includes all particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hardwood veneer plywood, and structural composite wood not included in the flooring, ceiling, wall panels, or furniture material categories.

 

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

The LEED v4.1 requirement for composite wood panels is that they meet California Air Resources Board Ultra Low Emitting (CARB ULEF) or No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) resin requirements. HPL is NOT a composite wood panel, even thoughit does contain paper which is derived from wood. Unfortunately, this is a common misunderstanding concerning HPL. Since HPL has low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and is NOT a Composite Wood Panel, it is EXEMPT from both the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the EPA Composite Wood Rule. Most HPL product types may qualify as an individual component in a system or part of finished product or furniture; depending upon the LEED credit approach used. As a laminate Wilsonart HPL is exempt from reporting NAUF content. NAUF certification needs to be requested from the manufacturer of the finished article who will include the substrate (wood panel), adhesive, HPL decorative surface, backer, edge banding and other components into a certification for the finished product.

Wilsonart(R) TFL panels are available with a ULEF or NAUF substrate and certifications are available upon request. Please contact a Wilsonart Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative or call the Wilsonart Customer Service Hotline at 800-433-3222.


EQ CREDIT: LOW-EMITTING MATERIALS

VOC emissions evaluation (Option 1) and Furntiure Emissions Evaluation

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

UL GREENGUARD low chemical emissions testing - Wilsonart Laminate exceeds the industry's highest standards for Indoor Air Quality, with UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low chemical emissions on all laminate types.

WILSONART CERTIFICATES


EQ CREDIT: INTERIOR LIGHTING

Option 2. Lighting Quality - Subpart "F"

REQUIREMENTS

F. If furniture is included in the scope of work, select furniture finishes to meet or exceed the following thresholds for area-weighted average surface reflectance: 45% for work surfaces, and 50% for movable partitions.

WILSONART CONTRIBUTION

Light reflectance values (LRV) are pattern dependent. Please contact a Wilsonart Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative or call the Wilsonart Customer Service Hotline at 800-433-3222.