LEED's (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

 It is generally accepted that the guidelines promoted by the U.S. Green  Building Council in their document titled “Green Building Rating System  For New Construction & Major Renovations” establish the criteria by  which design professionals create “green” buildings. 


Korlux can help  achieve LEED’s (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits  under the Indoor Environmental Quality section of the guidelines, as follows: 

Korlux can help Achieve a Green Building Certification

EQ Credit 4.1 – Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants


 In order to qualify for this credit, “All adhesives and sealants used on  the interior of the building (defined as inside of the weatherproofing system and applied on-site) shall comply with the requirements of the following reference standards:”.  


Korlux can be bonded with PVA adhesives that are well below the maximum VOC limits designated in the reference standards. 


Materials that must be bonded with contact adhesives or other solvent based adhesives would not meet this standard. 

EQ Credit 4.4 - Low-Emitting Materials: Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products

 In order to qualify for this credit, “Composite wood and agrifiber  products used on the interior of the building (defined as inside of the  weatherproofing system) shall contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins.  Laminating adhesives used to fabricate on-site and shop-applied composite wood and agrifiber assemblies shall contain no added  urea-formaldehyde resins.” 


Korlux contains 0% formaldehyde – there is no naturally occurring  formaldehyde, nor is formaldehyde added during the manufacturing  process.  In addition, Korlux™ contains exceptionally low levels of VOC’s.

PVC Free

 


PVC Free – While PVC content is not currently  referenced in the guidelines, building owners are becoming increasingly  concerned about the use of materials containing PVC. 


New materials that  can be substituted for traditional materials containing PVC are  routinely referred to as “green” by building owners and design  professionals alike.


 Korlux does not contain any PVC.