See below how Insulation Solutions by ISOVER 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
Isover is one of the first insulation manufacturers in the world to have carried out a complete Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its products and delivered (Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) in compliance with international standards. For full transparency, the EPDs are third-party verified and contributes to the whole-building LCA.
Isover has implemented an eco-innovation programme, to improve the environmental footprint and sustainable design of its products at every stage of their life cycle. It is a key aspect toward reaching the 10% reduction required to obtain this LEED credit.
Please refer to the criterion “Building product disclosure and optimization: environmental product declarations” to learn more about ISOVER products’ EPDs.