U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is a nonprofit coalition of Leaders from across the building industry dedicated to promoting environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC developed LEED* (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to establish a common standard of measurement and promote integrated, whole-building design practices. LEED* is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable commercial and residential buildings. The rating system awards points for performance in green design categories including: sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation and design processes.
No single product can achieve LEED* points. However, using Anasazi Stone’s Green Thin Veneers in your commercial or residential building design can help contribute toward LEED* credits. Right now, using natural stone local to a project or reusing such material can contribute LEED points under the Materials & Resources section. Additionally, research and testing is taking place for natural stone to garner additional LEED credits in material reuse, building reuse, low volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and innovation credits.
Design Intent: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the regional economy and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
Anasazi is committed to providing innovative materials that help builders and architects produce sustainable “Green” buildings that cost less to operate, are easier to maintain and provide better comfort year round.