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Entrance Mat LEED Requirements

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Requirements are standard practices for purchasing and designing with environmentally friendly materials for a building. Points are used to measure how "green" a building is in specific areas of design and construction. The sum of all these points determine the scale of LEED Certification in a building. Entrance mats are part of LEED requirements for credits in the certification process. The most points for entrance systems is IEQ Credit 5 -- providing a PERMANENT entrance system of at least 10 feet in all major entrances.

Below are possible LEED Credit points that can be earned for using specfic materials that fulfill the guidlines below.  

Materials and Resources

MR Credit 4.1, Recycled Content

To fulfill this requirement, the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 4% of the total value of the materials in the project. Aluminum for Pedimats ®, PediTreds ®, and Pedigrids ® is 30% post consumer, 46% post industrial. Look at Recycled Rubber Inserts for options on adding additional post-consumer content to your project.

MR Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Material

2.5% of the total value of all building materials and products must be made with rapidly renewable materials and products. Typically these are plants harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter. We offer Wood Inserts such as bamboo and cork treads, which add rapidly renewable content to any project.


Indoor Environmental Quality

IEQ Credit 4.3, Low-Emitting Materials

Low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) refer to organic chemical compounds that have significant vapor pressures. These man-made and naturally occuring chemical compounds can affect the environment and human health. Many of our products meet the standards for low VOCs.

IEQ Credit 5, Pollutant Source Control

This credit requires compliance with a varied group of items that cumulatively help keep pollutants out of the indoor air. One basic requirement for LEED 3.3 is to install a permanent entrance system at least 10 feet long in all major entrance areas of the building. Find an economical solution with a Pedimat ® entrance system.