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LEED Letters for LEED Textiles

Posted by Guilford of Maine on February 18, 2016

The process of achieving LEED certification can be like trying to navigate a big city. While textiles are but a small portion of the LEED cityscape, we want you to have all the tools we can provide to make your life easier.

Fabric in and of itself cannot earn LEED points, but fabric containing recycled content can contribute to earning LEED points as it is a component of the furnishings for a building. Our LEED letters state the content of the fabric as well as where the product is manufactured.

Almost 90% of the Guilford of Maine Collection of Upholstery, Panel/Acoustic, and Cubicle curtain textiles contain recycled material. 76% of our textiles contain more than 50% recycled material, and most importantly, 100% of our textiles are proudly woven in North America. Nothing we sell comes from overseas.

In case you haven't heard of LEED, it stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a program measuring the sustainability for all buildings, whether homes or businesses, new or renovated. LEED certification is achieved by earning points based on sustainability measures. A project can receive one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The more points a project earns, the higher the LEED rating level.

LEED letters are also available on our Resources page.

To search our entire collection of sustainably produced, North American made textiles, click here.


 

Topics: Upholstery Fabric Sustainability Panel Fabric Acoustic Fabric