Kawneer Announces LEED Planning Tool

Kawneer has announced a new LEED certification brochure/planner containing information about products that will help earn the highest possible environmental rating. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Using the system, building owners and architects can measure their success in environmental stewardship.

The Kawneer planner informs architects, design professionals and owners about Kawneer products and systems relevant to LEED requirements. It includes details about potential points available to earn the highest possible environmental rating and identifies the four major areas of LEED certification that pertain to Kawneer products and services: Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; and Innovation and Design Process.

As a member of the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC), Kawneer says it is dedicated to creating the kind of products and systems that help comply with its standards and promote integrated, whole-building design practices. Its product lines are comprised in large part of two of the Earth's most plentiful recyclables: aluminum and glass. Beyond recyclables, Kawneer has a wide range of products that have high thermal performance characteristics while allowing the maximum amounts of sunlight into the building. In addition to energy savings, Kawneer's photovoltaic (PV) integrated products even help generate energy.

To download a copy, visit www.kawneer.com (click the quick link at the far bottom right of the home page).

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