For more than forty years, Valcucine has been standing out for the design and production of high-end kitchens. Always committed to deliver excellence in terms of sustainability, innovation and craftsmanship, once again, Valcucine sets the bar high with the LEED V4.1mapping of its kitchens.
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is the most widely used third-party verification system for green buildings.
LEED provides a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings. LEED V4.1 certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.
The green building systems adopted as reference for mapping involve the building as a whole, not just the individual product, but construction components, as kitchens, play a fundamental role in the sustainability and certification goal of the building itself.
All the products involved in a project, including kitchens, can therefore contribute to credits as long as they’re in conformity with credits requirements.
Usually, anyone participating in a green project look for supplier partners of products, as kitchen cabinets wih appliances, which conform to the required parameters, and look for manufacturers able to set information, documentations and certifications that qualify the sustainable performance of their product and the quality of their processes.
LEED is a holistic system that doesn’t simply focus on one element of a building such as energy, water or health, rather it looks at the big picture factoring in all of the critical elements that work together to create the best building possible. In fact, 35% of the credits in LEED are related to climate change, 20% of the credits directly impact human health, 15% of the credits impact water resources, 10% of the credits affect biodiversity, 10% of the credits relate to the green economy, 5% of the credits impact community and 5% of the credits impact natural resources. In LEED v4.1, a majority of the LEED credits are related to operational and embodied carbon.
To achieve LEED certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. Projects go through a verification and review process by GBCI and are awarded points that correspond to a level of LEED certification: Certified (40-49 points), Silver (50-59 points), Gold (60-79 points) and Platinum (80+ points).
VALCUCINE MATRIX OF CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS LEED V4.1
References: LEED BD+C v4.1 & LEED ID+C v4.1
LEED BD+C V4.1 Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction - valid for new construction, major renovation, core & shell, schools, retail, hospitality, data centers and healthcare
LEED ID+C V4.1 Reference Guide for Green Interior Design and Construction - valid for: commercial interiors, retail and hospitality
LEED is a green certification system for buildings. It involves the building as a whole, not just the individual product.
Our kitchens involved in a project can therefore contribute toward satisfying LEED v4.1credits as long as they’re in conformity with the requirements.
WE WATER EFFICIENCY
WE PREREQUISITE INDOOR WATER USE REDUCTION VALCUCINE ask for VALCUCINE WE SPECs
WE CREDIT INDOOR WATER USE REDUCTION VALCUCINE ask for VALCUCINE WE SPECs
WE CREDIT WATER METERING VALCUCINE ask for VALCUCINE WE SPECs
EA ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE
EA CREDIT ENHANCED COMMISSIONING AND VERIFICATION ask for VALCUCINE EA Cx SET
MR MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
MR CREDIT ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION ask for VALCUCINE COMPONENTS MR EPD SPECs
MR CREDIT SOURCING OF RAW MATERIALS FSC - RECYCLED CONTENT
MR CREDIT CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT NEW PACKAGING SYSTEM
LEGAL WOOD PILOT CREDIT VALCUCINE FSC CoC
EQ INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
EQ CREDIT LOW EMITTING MATERIALS ask for ARTEMATICA VITRUM SPECs
EQ CREDIT CONSTRUCTION INDOOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN ask for ARTEMATICA VITRUM SPECs
IN INNOVATION PILOT CREDIT
LEGAL WOOD ask for VALCUCINE FSC CoC
IN CREDIT INCLUSIVE DESIGN ask for LOGICA CELATA AND AIR LOGICA SYSTEM SPECs
In collaboration with GREENMAP the program by Habitech for the industry.
Habitech is leading national centre, recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, for green building, renewable energy and innovation.
GREENMAP fosters sustainability as strategic lever to innovation and development and supports the client’s orientation towards their corporate mission. We support organizations in pursuing their strategic path adopting sustainable criteria and practices as guiding principles.