LEED® OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERIOR WOOD DOORS
LEED® -NC version 2.2
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed a program to promote commercial building design, construction and material use that is sensitive to environmental issues. The program uses the acronym LEED®, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The program sets guidelines for earning credits that go toward a certification for an environmentally sound building upon completion. While the LEED® program addresses many design and construction aspects of a building, this Bulletin's focus is on interior wood doors.
There are seven specific credits of the LEED® program applicable for wood doors. It is important to point out that contributing to credits by meeting guidelines for wood doors does not automatically grant the project a LEED® certification. All earned credits for the whole building are combined to determine the certification level. Listed below are the attributes with a basic description and intent. The following pages describe in much more detail the components of each credit.