Solar Reflectance Test & LEED Credits
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide a framework for healthy, efficient, and environmentally sustainable construction. The LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
To achieve LEED certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health, and environmental quality. The material must have a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 29 or more to qualify for LEED credit.
LEED System Goals
- Reduce climate change
- Enhance all living life and health
- Protect our water sources
- Overall reduction in our carbon footprint