Using CRAFT to earn Leed credits
CRAFT’s commitment to using certified wood (as evidenced by the SFI® Chain of Custody certification of all its products) along with its use of low-emitting materials (as verified by its GREENGUARD® Gold certification) are product attributes that will help a project team attempting LEED® certification to achieve points in at least two different credit categories.
Projects seeking LEED certification can earn points under an ACP for using SFI certified wood products. In addition to using certified sustainable wood, all of our products are certified GREENGUARD Gold, which means that they exhibit ultra-low levels of VOCs and qualify for a IEQc2 point in LEED.
Furthermore, CRAFT has an accredited LEED® Green Associate on its team, so anyone seeking more information on how CRAFT’s floors qualify for earning LEED® points should feel free to contact us with any questions.
Earning LEED Points With Certified Wood
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Using CERTIFIED WOOD
Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) are eligible for the ACP. This means using wood products certified to SFI can help achieve points in the “ongoing purchasing and renovations” credits in LEED v4. The ACP can also help achieve points in the “sustainable purchasing credits” in LEED 2009 when wood products certified to SFI are used.
Eligibility for LEED points
In order to achieve a LEED point, the user must know that: 100% of the forest products are from legal (noncontroversial) sources. 70% are from responsible sources. The remainder must be certified sources as evidenced by a chain-of-custody (CoC) certification.Learn More.
Which Certification Standards qualify for pilot ACP
Builders and architects can use wood products certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), American Tree Farm System
(ATFS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards to achieve a point in the Certified Wood Pilot ACP under LEED 2009 and achieve a point in the Sourcing of Raw Materials Pilot ACP under LEED v4.
What is an ACP?
An Alternative Compliance Path allows LEED projects to achieve an existing green building credit, using an alternative approach to what is specified in the existing rating tool. Pilot ACPs are used to test new ideas before they are fully integrated into the LEED rating systems.