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What is LEED?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings developed by United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health, sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection, and indoor environmental quality.

USGBC does not certify, promote, or endorse products or services of individual companies, products, and services. Therefore, there are no LEED Certified Products.

Individual products can contribute building project credits based on prerequisites and performance benchmarks by category. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.

MARMOLEUM by Forbo is a natural product made primarily from renewable resources, including linseed oil, wood flour, and pine resins. It's inherent anti-static properties repel dust and dirt, making it easy to clean, reducing exposure to allergens, and contributing to better indoor air quality. Marmoleum is the ideal floor covering for people with asthma and allergies.It also features antimicrobial properties that halt the breeding of harmful micro-organisms, including MRSA and Cdifficile.  Not only does Marmoleum help create a healthy environment, it also creates a beautiful environment. Available in dozens of colors ranging from soothing neutrals to vibrant bolds, Marmoleum makes it easy to create inviting spaces that are unique to your home and lifestyle. Marmoleum provides beauty, durability, warmth, and comfort underfoot, and is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, hallways, bedrooms, and offices. Available in sheet goods, tile, and click together planks and squares, the design possibilities are endless.


CORK is the outer bark of the evergreen cork oak. This variety of oak grows mainly in Portugal, Spain, southern France, Italy, and North Africa. Cork is sustainable. It is harvested by stripping the bark every nine years. Each cork oak tree provides an average of 16 harvests over its 150-200 year lifespan. Cork harvesting is one of the best examples of a sustainable agro-forestry system, where people use the natural resources around them without destroying nature. Cork harvesting has been a way of life in the Mediterranean for at least a thousand years. Cork is natural, recyclable and biodegradable. Cork retains unique qualities of flexibility, elasticity and compressability. Its extreme resilience, impermeability, lightness and insulating efficiency make it ideal for a large number of flooring applications. Cork is hypoallergenic, mildew, moisture, dust, and pollen resistant. Cork is anti-static, it is recommended for use where computers and electronic equipment are used. Cork can be used anywhere in the house because it is flexible, water-resistant, soft and warm. Cork flooring enhances virtually any room style and decor.