What’s LEED Certification?
There’s a fair amount of diversity in the decisions that homeowners choose to make with regards to their own property. When it comes to choosing the right wallcovering, some are satisfied as long as the product looks good and enhances the atmosphere of their home. Others, however, are more concerned about the way in which their choices affect the environment at large, and they tend to take a much more careful approach to choosing wallcovering for their homes. These people often prefer to buy products that have been LEED certified, which ensures that the materials involved are completely safe for the environment, as well as their own personal health.
LEED (which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environment Design”) is a special program set up by the U.S. Green Building Council, which aims to instill building owners and operators with knowledge about how to make their buildings as environmentally friendly as possible. LEED’s own website describes the program as “redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn,” and people who would like for their homes to meet certain green standards often purchase wallcoverings and other products that are LEED certified. It’s easy and affordable to keep up with LEED certifications, and it allows you to respect and care for the world around you as you go about your daily life.
LEED certified products are generally manufactured with just three basic goals in mind: First, LEED certified materials can be purchased at relatively cheap prices, and so products that carry the certification aim to help people save money all while having a plethora of high-quality items to choose from. Second—as mentioned above-LEED is all about protecting the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, saving energy and improving indoor air quality. Finally, LEED certified products are good for your health because they don’t contain any harmful chemicals that could potentially lead to certain types of medical problems.
Bit by bit, LEED is changing the way buildings of all types are made and maintained. From large-scale construction projects to small houses, more and more buildings are being fashioned with LEED’s special measuring system in mind. Because of this, entire neighborhoods have reaped the many benefits of utilizing eco-friendly materials and products, and the future is looking much brighter for those who display interest in taking care of the environment by paying more attention to the things they buy. Whether you’re moving into a new home or renovating an old one, it’s definitely worth your while to try using wallcoverings and other products that are LEED certified.
Wolf-Gordon can supply all your LEED certified wall coverings and other home designing needs. Visit in person at one of the following showroom locations: Los Angeles Showroom Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite BM5 Los Angeles, CA 90069; Chicago Showroom Merchandise Mart at #10-161 200 World Trade Center Chicago, IL 60654; or visit http://www.wolfgordon.com/. To obtain samples, or seek general information, call 800-347-0550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.