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

Solar Reflectance Test

We tested some of our Colorguard Player’s Choice colors.  The following are the LEED Credit qualifying colors.

Beige Pro Purple Standard Orange Standard Blue

Comp Green Bright Red Classic Red

MR Credit 5.1

The intent of MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally is to increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured in the region.  Acrytech products are manufactured in Decatur, Georgia.  If the products are used within a 500-mile radius of this location, the products are considered to be locally produced materials and can earn 1 point towards your MR Credit 5.1.

If you have any questions about LEED certification or reports associated with SRI values, please contact us.