Leed Certification

Our Contribution To The Leed Certification

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Projects can qualify for Energy & Atmosphere LEED points by leveraging eSkylight products and technologies.

Credit 1: Optimizing Energy Performance

Demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared to the baseline building performance rating per ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004.

Potential Points : 1-10

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An integrated building design of architectural glass and metal can enhance energy efficiency and reduce interior lighting requirements and demand on HVAC systems. Ideal fenestration maximizes the amount of natural light entering a building while minimizing solar heat gain. Our products incorporate thermal breaks to provide superior thermal performance in frames, and the glass typically has a solar gain ratio (LSG) above 1.25. An LSG above 1.25 is, per the U.S. Department of Energy, spectrally selective, providing the performance needed to secure LEED points in Credit 1 applications. AAMA test data is available. Optional Solar Eclipse sunshades further reduce solar heat gain, and Solar Shelf light shelves deflect natural light deeper into the building, reducing artificial lighting needs within the structure.

Projects can qualify for Energy & Atmosphere LEED points by leveraging eSkylight products and technologies.

Credit 4.1: Recycled Content (Specify 10%)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials for the project.

 Potential Points : 1

eSkylight.com

An integrated building design of architectural glass and metal can enhance energy efficiency and reduce interior lighting requirements and demand on HVAC systems. Ideal fenestration maximizes the amount of natural light entering a building while minimizing solar heat gain. Our products incorporate thermal breaks to provide superior thermal performance in frames, and the glass typically has a solar gain ratio (LSG) above 1.25. An LSG above 1.25 is, per the U.S. Department of Energy, spectrally selective, providing the performance needed to secure LEED points in Credit 1 applications. AAMA test data is available. Optional Solar Eclipse sunshades further reduce solar heat gain, and Solar Shelf light shelves deflect natural light deeper into the building, reducing artificial lighting needs within the structure.

Credit 4.2: Recycled Content (Specify 20%)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 20% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials for the project.

 Potential Points : 1

eSkylight.com

We can produce and document an entire project utilizing 40%-70% recycled material. Billets typically contain 50% pre-consumer and 25% post-consumer recycled content. Additional percentages are achieved with insulating and laminated glass products.

Credit 5.1: Local/Regional Materials:  10%

Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 20% (based on cost) of the total materials value. With 72 manufacturing locations we have a plant within 500 miles of any project.

 Potential Points : 1

Credit 5.2: Recycled Content (Specify 20%)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 20% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials for the project.

 Potential Points : 1

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The recycled billet we use for framing material is “regionally recovered” if the project is within 500 miles of our billet supplier. The glass is regionally “recovered” if the project is within 500 miles of the glass sand source. Since manufacturing refers to the final assembly of components, a number of our products are fabricated at the job-site or within close proximity. Because many of our glass and metal facilities are located within or near major metropolitan areas, we also have the ability to manufacture and assemble many of our products within 500 miles of the job-site.

Projects can qualify for Energy & Atmosphere LEED points by leveraging eSkylight products and technologies.

Credit 8.1: Daylight and Views (Daylight 75% of Spaces)

Achieve direct line of sight to the outdoor environment via vision glazing between 2’-6″ and 7’-6″ above finish floor for building occupants in 75% of all regularly occupied areas.

 Potential Points : 1

Credit 8.1: Daylight and Views (Daylight 90% of Spaces)

Achieve direct line of sight to the outdoor environment via vision glazing between 2′-6″ and 7′-6″ above finish floor for building occupants in 90% of all regularly occupied areas.

 Potential Points : 1

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We manufacture a wide variety of energy-efficient skylights that introduce natural daylight into occupied areas. The ideal glass for this credit admits the greatest amount of natural light while limiting solar heat gain.  We offer many products that comply with the requirements of 8.1 and 8.2.

Projects can qualify for Energy & Atmosphere LEED points by leveraging eSkylight products and technologies.

Credit 1.1 – 1.4: Innovation in Design

Demonstrate exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED-NC Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by the LEED-NC Green Building Rating System.

 Potential Points : 1-4

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Our team of Design Professionals is able to assist with the development of innovative solutions for the most demanding and complicated design challenges related to Daylighting, Ventilation, BIPV and Energy Performance.