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LEED 2018-11-02T11:56:34+00:00

Gustafs Contribution to LEED

LEED points for a sustainable Gustafs building

LEED is an environmental performance certification program for buildings and not for building products. Building products can contribute with less or more points to improve the classification level of the building depending on their characteristics and properties.

Gustafs solutions contribute with excellent properties and will score points in a wide range of the LEED categories used for the assessment of the building product. On the other hand the quantity or value of Gustafs products in relation to the building as a whole is normally low and the contribution of Gustafs products with points in absolute numbers should not be exaggerated.

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LEED points for a sustainable Gustafs building

Gustafs Contribution to LEED

LEED is an environmental performance certification program for buildings and not for building products. Building products can contribute with less or more points to improve the classification level of the building depending on their characteristics and properties.

Gustafs solutions contribute with excellent properties and will score points in a wide range of the LEED categories used for the assessment of the building product. On the other hand the quantity or value of Gustafs products in relation to the building as a whole is normally low and the contribution of Gustafs products with points in absolute numbers should not be exaggerated.

Learn more about LEED Points

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Gustafs Products Contribution to LEED Points

Walls and especially ceilings with a high thermal mass, similar to our fiber-gypsum core, can even out daily fluctuations in room temperature caused by external temperature changes. These energy savings regarding heating or cooling of the building can contribute to points. The credit awarding system differs for new and existing buildings.

High light reflecting walls and ceilings improve the overall lightning conditions and reduce the need of indirect and artificial light sources. By using light and glossy surfaces the total building energy use can be improved and can contribute to gaining points. The credit awarding system differs for new and existing buildings.

The Gustafs Panels can be used to cover existing walls and ceilings. By reusing at least 50% of non structural elements, 1 point can be gained.

All our panels can be recycled or salvaged. A total  of 50% gives 1 point, 75% contributes with 2 points. Gustafs can supply cut-to-size and ready to use panels reducing waste to a minimum. When we carry out the installation, we can offer a full redirection of waste, back to the manufacturing process. Gustafs panels can not cover 50-75% of the construction debris, so they must be combined with other materials to achieve this credit.

Due to the life time expectancy and the demountable feature, all our panels can be relocated in new constructions or renovation projects. 1 point can be earned by reusing 5%, 2 points by reusing 10% of the total material costs, calculated to new replacement value.

Gustafs Panels contain recycled raw materials. 77% is pre-consumer and 17% is post-consumer. 1 or 2 points can be earned depending on the choice of materials and to what extent that the builder decides to use them.

For projects within a certain distance from Gustafs, Sweden, our panels can contribute to 2 points. This is providing that 20% in total cost of all used materials are regional.  Regional means manufactured within 800 km when transported by truck, 2400 km by train and 12000 km by sea (see the approximate map).

A project can earn 1 point by using 2,5% rapidly renewable materials. This can be achieved by using for example Bamboo or Banana Leaf veneers as a surface for our panels in the contribution of renewable materials. Since our product is a composite assembly of materials, use only the value of the veneer.

Gustafs Panels use FSC certified wood veneer and can help to achieve this 1 point credit. In total 50% FSC certified wood, based on costs, needs to be used in a permanent way. Since this product is a composite assembly, use only the value of the veneer.

Our absorptive materials are protected from moisture damage during the on-site storage and can contribute to achieve this 1 point credit.

Gustafs panels have very low emissions with regard to Formaldehyde and VOC’s. Consequently the panels will provide the best possible conditions to achieve an indoor air quality that guarantees the comfort and well-being for construction workers and building occupants alike. Gustafs can contribute to earning 1 point.

The standard installation for Gustafs panels is carried out mechanically using the Gustafs CAPAX fixtures. In exceptional situations adhesives or sealants that may be used, are declared non-odorous/irritating and harmless. The Gustafs panel system can contribute to achieve this credit, worth 1 point.

All our interior panel substrates and other millwork products contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins and meet the LEED requirements for this credit.

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Gustafs acoustical ceiling systems and wall coverings will meet the low-emitting requirements for VOC emissions.

The acoustical absorbing and transmission qualities of Gustafs Panels can contribute with 1 point. This can be attained by limiting the unoccupied background noise to below 40dB(A) in combination with core walls for learning environments rated with the minimum sound transmission class per room.

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