LEED & KÄHRS
Kährs products are FloorScore®-certified, contributing to LEED construction projects
Since 2012, Kährs Original, Kährs Avanti and Kährs Activity Floor are certified under the FloorScore® standard. Kährs Linnea received the FloorScore® certification in 2015. All these products can contribute to several points for LEED 2009 and LEED V4 projects. Please contact your local Kährs representative for your specific market information.
What is LEED?
LEED, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. LEED is used for a variety of building types and is a tool for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. The most recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED certifies over 148,000 square meters of building space each day in 147 countries and territories. Today, nearly 50,000 projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 800 million square meters of construction space.
What is FloorScore®?
FloorScore® is a system for certifying low VOC emissions of resilient and hardwood flooring systems. When it comes to indoor air quality (IAQ), a primary concern is the emission level of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs). FloorScore® IAQ Certification means that a flooring product is independently certified by Scientific Certification Systems, to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 Program. Any product that has met these stringent standards is a product that will contribute to good indoor air quality. The FloorScore® certification means healthier, cleaner air. And that means healthier people.
FloorScore®-labelled products meet the indoor air emissions criteria of:
• ANSI/BGi o1-2010 Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings
• ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings
• California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 01350 Standard
• Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
• CSI Green Format
• EPA Tools for Schools Program
• Florida Green Home Standard
• Green Guide for Health Care
• HBN Pharos Project
– LEED for Healthcare
– LEED for Homes
– LEED for New Construction
– LEED for Schools
• LEED® Green Building Rating Systems 2009 and v4
• NSF/ANSI 332-2010 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings
Kährs LEED Points Contribution