LEED® Credits

Many of Columbia’s fine product offerings may count toward LEED® green building credits.

LEED® Credits

Materials and Resources MR Credit 4: Recycled Content

Incorporate recycled content materials to reduce impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

Columbia’s Panel Products Possible Points NC CI CS SCH RTL*
MDF Core (Medium Density Fiberboard) 1-2
Particleboard Core 1-2

Please contact your LEED AP to determine a product with the proper recycled content for credit.

Materials and Resources MR Credit 5: Regional Materials

Support use of indigenous resources and reduce environmental impact of transportation

Considerations Possible Points NC CI CS SCH RTL
Regional wood products – those products extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of the construction site – may count toward LEED® MR 5 credit 1-2

Please see our LEED 500 map to see if your project is located near one of our mills or materials origin. Contact our LEED AP representatives for help determining the nearest shipping location to your project

Materials and Resources MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials

To reduce the use and depletion of finite raw materials and long-cycle renewable materials by replacing them with rapidly renewable materials.

Columbia’s Panel Products Possible Points NC CI CS SCH RTL
Bamboo Veneer 1

Materials and Resources MR Credit 7: FSC® Certified Wood

Encourage environmentally responsible forest management

Columbia’s Panel Products 1
FSC Certified Veneer Core Hardwood Plywood 1
FSC Certified Classic Core Panels 1
FSC Certified Europly PLUS Panels 1
FSC Certified MDF Core Panels 1
FSC Certified Particleboard Panels 1

Indoor Environmental Quality IEQ 4.4: Low Emitting Materials – Composite Wood

Reduce quantity of odorous, irritating and/or harmful contaminants for comfort and well-being of occupants.

Columbia’s Panel Products Possible Points NC CI CS SCH RTL
PureBond® Hardwood Plywood 1
PureBond® Soy Laminated Classic Core® with pMDI MDF Crossbands 1
Europly PLUS® Soy Lamination on Phenol Formaldehyde VC Blank Panels 1
PureBond® Soy Lamination on pMDI MDF Core Panels 1
PureBond® Soy Lamination on pMDI Particleboard Panels 1

FSC® certified wood products are available upon request.

Additional Innovation points may apply. See the LEED Reference Guide for details.

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*These credits apply to LEED for New Construction (NC), LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI), LEED Core & Shell (CS), LEED for Schools (SCH) and LEED for Retail (RTL) which includes NC and CI.

The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. USGBC® and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission.

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