LEED Credit Details

LEED certification is a voluntary process and measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories. Doors and windows can contribute to one LEED prerequisite and up to 25 of the 69 points toward LEED certification. Arcadia Custom products can assist with LEED v4 credits in the categories below.

Sustainable Sites

SS Credit 5: Heat Island Reduction

The Accoya® wood used in our wood doors and windows has an initial solar reflectance (SR) or 0.70.

Energy & Atmosphere

EA Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance

Our products are energy efficient and glazed with high performance glass to maximize energy performance.Our performance values are NFRC certified.

EA Credit 2: Optimize Energy Performance

Our products meet Energy Star® qualification standards, including specific u-factor and SHGC performance values, contained in our NFRC reports.

EA Credit 5: Renewable Energy Production

Our product performance values are NFRC-certified and can be used to achieve desired goals in these sections.

Materials & Resources

MR Prerequisite 2: Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning

Our packaging materials are recyclable or have minimal non-recyclable materials, reducing landfill waste during construction.

MR Credit 1: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction

LCA studies (ISO 14040/44 compliant) and carbon footprint studies show Arcadia Custom Accoya® wood offers a large improvement over common building materials.

MR Credits 2, 3 & 4: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization –Environmental Product Declarations, Sourcing of Raw Materials & Material Ingredients

  • Our aluminum extrusions contain 40% -50% of post-consumer recycled content.
  • Our recycled aluminum is lightweight, reducing freight and labor costs.
  • The stainless steel used in Arcadia Custom Thermal Steel products contain 75-85% of both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content.
  • Stainless-steelis 100% recyclable and all available stainless steel scrap is collected for recycling.
  • Stainless steel does not require a surface coating, reducing pollution associated with coating deterioration.
  • Arcadia Custom supports responsible forest management andoffers Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood species, including Accoya® wood.
  • Accoya® wood is C2C Gold Certified.
  • LCA studies (ISO 14040/44 compliant) and carbon footprint studies show Arcadia Custom Accoya® wood offers a large improvement overcommon building materials.
  • Wood is a 100% renewable, biodegradable building material and is manufactured with the organic power of solar energy.
  • Wood is biodegradable, which can break down into the raw materials of nature and disappear into the environment.
  • Our in-house finishing facility recycles up to 50% of the water consumed in the process of anodizing aluminum.

MR Credit 9: Construction and Demolition Waste Management

Our packaging materials are recyclable or have minimal non-recyclable materials, reducing landfill waste during construction.

Indoor Environmental Quality

EQ Prerequisite: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance

We manufacture operable products that contribute to meeting the Indoor Air Quality Performance prerequisite.

EQ Credit 1: Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies

Our products can be an integral part of indoor air quality strategies or a natural ventilation strategy.

EQ Credit 2: Low-Emitting Materials

Our waste treatment system treats and recycles industrial aqueous waste streams generated from anodizing aluminum extrusions.

EQ Credit 5: Thermal Comfort

Our thermal products are certified for thermal performance, and therefore thermal comfort, for home occupants.

EQ Credit 7: Daylight

Our products can be used to maximize interior daylight. EQ Credit 8: Quality ViewsOur products can be used to maximizeinterior daylight and views.

EQ Credit 9: Acoustic Performance

Our acoustic wall systems, with the appropriate glazing, meet the sound transmission class rating determined in accordance with ASTM E413.

Innovation

IN Credit 1: Innovation

Our use of Accoya® wood opens up new applications for wood while offering exemplary performance. For some credits Accoya® wood can help reach double the criteria limit.

Regional Priority

RP Credit: Regional Priority

Our products are manufactured throughout the United States; a regional priority credit may apply.