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What is LEED?

LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.

Achieving LEED certification is the best way for you to demonstrate that your building project is truly "green."
The LEED green building rating system -- developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a Washington D.C.-based, nonprofit coalition of building industry leaders -- is designed to promote design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being.

LEED is a voluntary building certification program that defines high performance green buildings, which are more environmentally responsible, healthier, and more profitable structures. It serves as a design guideline for green building and offers third-party validation of building's green features.

Managing urban development and the Urban Heat Island affect is one of the categories in the LEED rating system. One of the credit options is emissivity of a roof. Emittance of a roof is the percent of solar energy radiated fromt he material (how much of the absorbed heat energy is released from the material.) The LEED Green Building Rating System specifies emittance of at least 90% to qualify.

Neogard's white roof coatings exceed LEED emissivity requirements.