LEED Information

LEED Certification Information

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System® is an internationally recognized certification system that encourages and accelerates global adoption for developing environmentally responsible, low emission, high performance, sustainable buildings. Created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators with the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact to their buildings’ performance. The most common applied-for certification version is LEED-NC (New Construction and major renovations).

Individual materials and products used in buildings are not certified. The certification process applies to the entire construction project with “points” being earned toward becoming certified. The categories where points can accumulate for All American Metal products are listed below and outlined in the following chart.

Recycled Content:

LEED V2.2 awards points for buildings that contain recycled, salvaged, reused, or refurbished materials, with points awarded as a function of the total building material weights (10% = 1 point, 20% = 2 points). Credit is based on the sum of post-consumer recycled material ½ of post-industrial recycled material. This contributes to Credits 4.1 & 4.2 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Local Regional Materials:

LEED V2.1 awards 1 point if 20% of the building materials are manufactured (final assembly) regionally within 500 miles of the project site. This contributes to Credit 5.1 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Rapidly Renewable Materials:

LEED V2.2 awards 1 point if 2.5% of the total value, based on cost, of all building materials used are derived from plants that are harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter. This contributes to Credit 6.0 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Certified Wood Materials:

LEED V2.2 awards 1 point if a minimum of 50% of wood based materials certified are in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Guidelines. This contributes to Credit 7.0 of the “Materials & Resources” area.

Low Emitting Materials:

LEED V2.2 awards 1 point (Credits 4.1 and 4.2 of “Indoor Environmental Quality” area) if the VOC content is less than the current limits specified in SCAQMD Rule #1168 (adhesives) and Green Seal Standard GS-11 (paint), and 1 point (Credit EQ 4.4) if the composite wood and agri-fiber products contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins.


ALL AMERICAN METAL products qualify for LEED Certification points as follows:
LEED Category Section & Points Description Powder Coated Steel Stainless Steel Plastic Laminate Phenolic Solid Plastic (HDPE)
Recycled Content MR 4.1 (1) Post Consumer 51% 23% --- --- ---*
MR 4.2 (1) Post Industrial 26% 45% 24% 21% 30%
Local / Regional Materials MR 5.1 (1) Final Assembly Point Freeport, NY 11520
Rapidly Renewable Materials MR 6.0 (1) Content 2% 2% 48% 65% ---
Certified Wood MR 7.1 (1) FSC -Certified --- --- FSC -Certified --- ---
Low Emitting Materials EQ 4.1 (1)
EQ 4.2 (1)
VOC Content of Adhesives/ Paint Below Defined Limits Yes- Adhesives Yes-Paint Yes- Adhesives Yes- Adhesives N/A N/A
EQ 4.4 (1) Free of Added Urea-Formaldehyde Resins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GREENGUARD Certified No No Yes Yes No

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