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LEED Certification

By using ECO by Cosentino products, building teams will have a cost-effective and durable alternative to natural stones, laminates and other surfacing material and can contribute to an environmentally sensible project in keeping with today's "green conscious" building under LEED stewardship.

Eco by Cosentino products will contribute towards obtaining the following LEED points:

1) MR Credit 4.1: Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer) / 1 Point
In all ECO by Cosentino colors there is a minimum of either, 75% post-consumer recycled content, or 75% pre-consumer recycled content.

2) MR Credit 4.2: Recycled Content: 20% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer) / 1 Point
In all ECO by Cosentino colors there is a minimum of either, 75% post-consumer recycled content, or 75% pre-consumer recycled content.

3) ID Credit 1-1.4: Innovation in Design (Exemplary performance 30% recycled content) / 1-4 Points
In all ECO by Cosentino colors there is a minimum of either, 75% post-consumer recycled content, or 75% pre-consumer recycled content.

4) EQ Credit 4.1: Emitting Materials: Adhesive and Sealants / 1 Point
A) The network of fabricators use DAP® caulk for countertop installations. To assure contribution, make certain to request the use of DAP® caulk. DAP's VOC content is less than the current VOC content limits of South Coast Air Quality Management District Regulation 8, Rule 51.
B) ECO products never require sealing, thereby eliminating products that produce VOC. This enhances the opportunity in obtaining this credit.

5) EQ Credit 4.4 Low Emitting Materials: Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products / 1 Point
The inherent tensile and flexural strength of ECO products reduces or eliminates the required usage of composite wood and agrifiber products (particle board, MDF and plywood) that is necessary when using other surfacing products. These products commonly contain urea-formaldehyde resins that produce air contaminants and are potentially harmful.


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