Energy and Atmosphere
Corporate sustainability policies, manufacturing facilities, and finished products are accounted for within this section. Credits are available for demonstrating an EnergyStar equivalent of 60 or higher. Measurements from “cradle to gate” and “gate to gate” for embodied energy, green house gases, lighting, and transportation impacts all provide a lens to reflect the sustainability impacts of materials as they move from their simple origins as raw material into their ultimate finished state.
A level® certification provides a perspective on what it took to produce the final product.