What is LEED?

(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

LEED is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000, LEED serves as a tool for buildings of all types and sizes. LEED certification offers third party validation of a project’s green features and verifies that the building is operating exactly the way it was designed to.

How do Neil Kelly Cabinets contribute to achievement of a LEED certification?
While there is no such thing as a LEED-certified product, sustainably-produced Neil Kelly cabinets regularly qualify for points in the LEED rating system, since they are made with no added urea formaldehyde components, non-toxic low VOC finishes, eco-friendly adhesives and resource responsible wood veneers.

Neil Kelly may quality for the following LEED categories:

  • Low Emitting Matierals Adhesive and Sealants
  • Low Emitting Matierals Paints and Coatings
  • Materials Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
  • Recycled Content 10%
  • Recycled Content 20%
  • Regional Materials 10% processed and manufactured regionally (Within 500 miles)
  • Regional Materials 20% processed and manufactured regionally (Within 500 miles)
  • Rapidly Renewable Resources purchasing Bamboo
  • Certified Wood