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LEED and Green Building Principles

Can flooring contribute to LEED certification?

While only buildings or projects (not floors) can be LEED certified, flooring can contribute points towards earning LEED credits in a number of categories, ranging from sustainable products, installation practices, maintenance services, and reclamation. Throughout each stage of the flooring product life-cycle, DFS Green can provide both advisory and fulfillment services.

Can DFS Green help me attain LEED certification?

We have extensive internal expertise on LEED certification. DFS Green Consulting teams feature LEED Accredited Professionals that advise clients how to identify, implement, and maintain flooring products and services which contribute credits within each LEED category and rating module. When combined with DFS Fulfillment services capabilities, we are one of the few companies that can deliver fully-integrated flooring solutions to our clients that can help them achieve LEED certification.

Our clients have found that the flooring LEED certification points we can deliver are some of the least expensive points available, and can provide a very high return on investment.

Who Uses LEED?

Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability. State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings; there are LEED initiatives in federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State; and LEED projects are in progress in 41 different countries, including Canada, Brazil, Mexico and India.

What are the LEED Rating Systems and Categories?

New Construction
LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance commercial and institutional projects.
Existing Buildings
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance provides a benchmark for building owners and operators to measure operations, improvements and maintenance.
Commercial Interiors
LEED for Commercial Interiors is a benchmark for the tenant improvement market that gives the power to make sustainable choices to tenants and designers.
Core & Shell
LEED for Core & Shell aids designers, builders, developers and new building owners in implementing sustainable design for new core and shell construction.

What is LEED Project Certification?

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. All certified projects receive a LEED plaque, which is the nationally recognized symbol demonstrating that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.

What are the Benefits of LEED Certification?

There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification.

LEED-certified buildings:

  • Lower operating costs and increased asset value.
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills.
  • Conserve energy and water.
  • Healthier and safer for occupants.
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
  • Demonstrate an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.