See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to LEED criteria: Building life-cycle impact reduction
To encourage adaptive reuse and optimize the environmental performance of products and materials.
Option 1 “Historic building reuse”: (5 points)
Maintain the existing building structure, envelope, and interior nonstructural elements of a historic building or contributing building in a historic district.
Option 2 “Renovation of abandoned or blighted building”: (5 points)
Maintain at least 50%, by surface area, of the existing building structure, enclosure, and interior structural elements for buildings that meet local criteria of abandoned or are considered blight.
Option 3 “Building and material reuse” (2–4 points)
Reuse or salvage building materials from off site or on site.
Option 4 “Whole-building life-cycle assessment”: (3 points)
For new construction (buildings or portions of buildings), conduct a life-cycle assessment of the project’s structure and enclosure that demonstrates a minimum of 10% reduction, compared with a baseline building. No impact category assessed as part of the life-cycle assessment may increase by more than 5% compared with the baseline building.
Read the detailed requirement for Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
When it comes to renovations, an Ecophon ceiling can either be left in place or dismantled without damaging the panels. Reusing absorbers and grids significantly reduces environmental impact.
Under option 3, LEED points can be gained according to the percentage of the project’s interior and exterior surface areas that consists of reused materials. Because the ceilings in a building represent a large percentage of the total building area, reuse of absorbers allows a large number of points to be credited.
Note that if you include a recycled ceiling in the calculation, you cannot include it again under “Credit Material Disclosure and Optimization”.