Over the past ten years, the “Flower” has become a European-wide symbol providing simple and accurate guidance to consumers. All products bearing the “Flower” have been checked by independent bodies for complying with strict ecological and performance criteria.
Developed by the USGBC, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. USGBC LEED™ standards dictate that in order for a tile to be considered “green” it must meet one or more of the following requirements: 1. Produced from recycled material which may be either pre-consumer, post-consumer or post-industrial waste2. Eco-friendly company-production/distribution process in that the manufacturer follows environmentally sound practices3. Made within 500 miles of the jobsite which saves natural resources to transport the material and therefore reduces the carbon footprint left on our atmosphere LEED Categories that may apply to products in this catalog:MR 4.1 – Uses materials with at least 10% recycled content (1 point)MR 4.2 – Uses materials with at least 20% recycled content (2 points)MR 5.1 – Uses building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site (1 point)