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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating systems allow builders, owners, and tenants to evaluate the overall sustainability of their projects. Points toward LEED certification can be obtained by making sustainable choices while designing, constructing, and operating a new or existing building or major renovation. In LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) v4, there are 110 possible points. Through auditing by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization that developed LEED, a building can be awarded a certification ranging from LEED Certified (40-49 points) to LEED Platinum (80-110 points). This guide explains how ceramic tile can be integrated into projects that meet the criteria for pertinent LEED Credits in six LEED Credit categories: Integrative Process; Materials and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; Sustainable Sites; Energy and Atmosphere; and Innovation.

This guide explains how ceramic tile can be integrated into projects that meet the criteria for pertinent LEED Credits in six LEED Credit categories: Integrative Process; Materials and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; Sustainable Sites; Energy and Atmosphere; and Innovation.