Benjamin Moore Paints that Qualify for LEED v4 credit
Benjamin Moore is proud to offer a wide range of LEED-compliant paints and coatings.
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000. LEED uses a suite of rating systems to recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.
The LEED Green Building Rating System® provides minimum performance standards for various sustainable building elements, including paint. LEED 2009 gives Green Building credit for paints that meet certain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) limits.
LEED® v4 is the latest version of LEED; it went into effect in 2013, and the USGBC currently allows a choice between LEED 2009 and the more demanding LEED v4; the grace period for LEED 2009 will end in October 2016 at which point only LEED v4 will be allowed.
Paints earn LEED v4 Low-Emitting Materials credit for being emission certified in addition to meeting certain VOC limits.