LEED certifications are as follows:

Certified: 40-49 points

Silver: 50-59 points

Gold: 60-79 points

Platinum: 80 points and above


The use of solar photovoltaic laminates (PVLs):

EA credit 2 Renewable Energy

Awards up to 3 points for 5%, 10% or 20% of the building's energy use with renewable power.  PVLs can also meet the "Optimized Energy Efficiency Credit" which awards additional points based on energy efficiency.


Metal roofing that is recyclable:

MR credit 2.1 Construction Waste Management

MR credit 2.2 Construction Waste Management

MR credit 3.1 Materials Reuse

MR credit 3.2 Materials Reuse

Metal roofing with well-documented high-recycled content:

MR credit 4.1 Recycled Content

MR credit 4.2 Recycled Content

Indoor Environment Quality

Metal roofs can help with ventiliation and daylighting.


Cool metal roofs:

SS credit 7.2 (Heat Island Effect)

Can qualify for 1 point if the cool metal roofing product meets the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 78 for low-sloped roofs (≤ 2:12 ) or a minimum of 29 for steep-sloped roofs (>2:12).

EA credit 1 (Optimize Energy Performance)

Cool metal roofs can be modeled to show the impact of reduced heat gains.


When a building is renovated for reuse, an existing cool metal roof can constribute to the following points:

MR credit 1.1 Building Reuse

MR credit 1.2 Building Reuse


Rainwater harvesting for non-potable use:

WE Credit 1 Water Efficient Landscaping

WE Credit 1.2 Water Efficient Landscaping

WE Credit 2 Innovative Wastewater Technologies

WE Credit 3.1 Water Use Reduction

WE Credit 3.2 Water Use Reduction





For complete and up-to-date information on LEED, visit the U.S. Green Building Council.




LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a whole building certification rating system instituted by the US Green Building Council. The program does not award points for specific products but on the entire project as a whole in meeting green design and processes.

Our metal roofing systems, cool metal roofing systems, photovoltaic laminates, and rainwater harvesting systems can directly or indirectly earn potential LEED points in the following major categories:

- Sustainable Sites

- Energy Atmosphere (Renewable Energy)

- Meterials/Resources

- Indoor Environmental Quality

- Water Efficiency

- Innovation/Design Process