Sustainability and LEED certification

The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
The program was initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
The rating system qualifies building projects for LEED certification through the accumulation of credits earned from a rubric of six green building design categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation & Design.
Though individual products are neither certified nor endorsed through the rating program, building products, including the Azon thermal barrier products for aluminum fenestration and warm-edge spacer for insulating glass, can contribute to earning points toward LEED certification, most notably in the following areas:
Energy & Atmosphere – Warm-Light® allows for larger natural daylight openings in the building envelope, lowering the dependence on electricity used to illuminate interiors. Likewise, because the thermal barrier reduces the flow of hot and cold through the fenestration, the heating and cooling costs of a building are reduced.
Materials & Resources – The aluminum in Warm-Light is comprised of 78 percent recycled content with a material advantage of complete recyclability at the end-of-use.
Indoor Environmental Quality – Warm-Light exhibits lower condensation—an important attribute toward improved health, comfort and indoor air quality.
Download the Azon LEED and Environmental Statement (412 KB )