LEED Certification

LEED Eligible Knauf Insulation Products

Use of Knauf Insulation products may help building projects meet green building standards as set by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary standard that defines high performance green buildings—which are healthier, more environmentally responsible, and more profitable structures. Credits for certification can be earned in various categories, each with a unique focus on sustainable design: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process.

Specifying Knauf Insulation fiber glass insulation can put you on the right track for LEED certification.

 

Contribution to LEED Requirements
LEED Credit Category Contribution Points
Materials and Resources    
MR Credit 4.1
Recycled Content: 10%
All Knauf Insulation fiber glass insulation products are manufactured using a minimum of 61.9% “post-consumer” recovered materials. 1 point
MR Credit 4.2
Recycled Content: 20%
All Knauf Insulation fiber glass insulation products are manufactured using a minimum of 61.9% “post-consumer” recovered materials. 1 point in addition to  MR Credit 4.1
MR Credit 5.1
Regional Materials: 10% Extracted,
Processed and Manufactured Regionally
All Knauf Insulation fiber glass insulation products are produced in Shelbyville, IN, Lanett, AL or Shasta Lake, CA which may be within 500 miles of the project. 1 point
MR Credit 5.2
Regional Materials: 20% Extracted,
Processed and Manufactured Regionally
All Knauf Insulation fiber glass insulation products are produced in Shelbyville, IN, Lanett, AL or Shasta Lake, CA which may be within 500 miles of the project. 1 point in addition to MR Credit 5.1
Energy and the Atmosphere    
EA Credit 1
Optimize Energy Performance
All Knauf fiber glass insulation products help reduce building energy demand and compliance with energy codes. 1-10 points
Indoor Environmental Quality    
EQ Prerequisite 3
Acoustical Performance
Knauf Insulation building and HVAC insulations are critical components for reducing noise and improving room sound quality. Prerequisite
EQ Credit 3.2
Indoor Air Quality
All Knauf fiber glass insulation products are GREENGUARD Certified for low VOC emissions. 1 point
EQ Credit 7.1
Thermal Comfort
Knauf Insulation building and HVAC distribution insulations are critical components for increased thermal comfort. 1 point
EQ Credit 9
Enhanced Acoustical Performance
Knauf Insulation building and HVAC insulations are critical components for reducing noise and improving room sound quality. 1-2 points
EQ Credit 10
Mold Prevention
Knauf Insulation fiber glass insulation products do not promote mold growth when tested in accordance with ASTM C 1338. 1 point
Innovation and Design    
ID Credit 1-1.4
Innovation in Design
GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified and verified to be formaldehyde free.  Knauf Insulation products can be used in innovative designs that have both environmental and helth benefits. 1 point