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Building Today and Tomorrow’s Green in Mind

Hanwha L&C | Surfaces, part of the Korean-based Hanwha Group conglomerate, is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the promulgator of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ (LEED®) green building guidelines.


LEED Points Available with Hanwha L&C | Surfaces Products
We offer products which support a building project's effort to achieve certification under the US Green Building Council's LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™. Our environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and products may also satisfy other requirements for projects that desire to incorporate "green" materials.

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What is the Leed Green Building Rating System?
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary standard for developing environmentally responsible, low emission, high-performance, sustainable buildings. Individual materials and products used in buildings are not certified. The Version 2.1 certification process is for the entire construction project. The project earns “points” towards becoming certified. The categories where points can accumulate for Global partition products are as follows: Local Regional Materials: LEED V2.1 awards 1 point if 20% of the building materials are manufactured (final assembly) regionally within 500 miles of the project site. This contributes to Credit 5.1 of the "Materials & Resources" area.

Materials & Resources (Building Reuse): LEED V2.1 awards 1 point if the material maintains 100% of existing building structure and shell (exterior skin and framing) and at least 50% of non-shell areas (floor coverings, walls, doors, and ceilings).

Low Emitting Materials: LEED V2.1 awards 1 point (Credit 4.1 of "Indoor Environmental Quality" area) if the VOC content of adhesives is less than the current limit specified in SCAQMD Rule #1168, and 1 point (Credit EQ 4.4) if the engineered wood and agri-fiber products contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins.

Hanwha Surface Products qualify for LEED Certification points as follows:

LEED Category: Possible Points

HanStone Quartz: Local Regional Materials
1 max
Credit (1pt): Hanwha Surfaces has a network of approximately 6000 HanStone Quartz Fabricators and Installers nationwide. The final assembly of most installations would be within 500 miles of the construction site.

Materials & Resources
1 max
Credit (1pt): HanStone Quartz is highly durable and will remain so throughout the life of the building. If the requirements to existing building structure and shells are met, the use of HanStone products can contribute Leed points in this category.

Low Emitting Materials
1 max (EQ4.1)
Credit (1pt): The joint sealants and adhesives used in HanStone Quartz installations have low VOC emissions and fall within the current standard set by both the Bay Area Air Quality Management Districts and SCAQMD

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