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Merkrete Tile and Stone Installation Systems and LEED®

The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) developed LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a voluntary, consensus-based national standard to support and validate successful green building design, construction and operation. The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings by the USGBC. Pares USA / Merkrete is a member of the USGBC.

 

LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance. The LEED rating system gives an owner and architect the ability to measure the success of and promote their building towards environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

 

LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

 

Buildings are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.

 

Certified
Silver
Gold
Platinum
26-32 points
33-38 points
39-51 points
52-69 points

 

There are 69 credits and 7 prerequisites. To be considered for LEED building Certification all prerequisites must be met.

 

USGBC does not certify, promote, or endorse products and services of individual companies, products and services. Parex USA / Merkrete recognizes that products do have an important role and can contribute to projects with credit achievement.

 

Parex USA / Merkrete Potential Credit Contributions Towards LEED Projects

Recycled Content (Credits MR 4.1 & 4.2)
Regional Manufacturing (Credits MR 5.1 & MR 5.2)
Low Emitting Materials, Adhesives and Sealants (Credit IEQ 4.1)
Low Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings (Credit IEQ 4.2)

 

Merkrete Contributions to Your LEED Project

Merkrete can contribute to your LEED project in two primary categories and up to four different credits. The two primary categories are Materials & Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality.

 

  • Materials & Resources
  • Recycled Content (Credits MR 4.1 & 4.2), Currently, the only product that would help with this credit is Sound Shield sound reduction mat. It is manufactured in a 42" x 48" mat from 100% post industrial recycled rubber.
  • Regional Manufacturing Credits (MR 5.1 & MR 5.2), this is described as extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of the jobsite. Merkrete product line is manufactured in 7 different facilities. The product being manufactured in the different facilities will continue to change with growth in the brand, so please check back for updated information. For more specific information; Please click on the link for documents: LEED Contributions by Manufacturing Facility chart and Manufacturing Facilities with 500 mile radius map.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Low Emitting Materials, Adhesives and Sealants (Credit IEQ 4.1), all of Merkrete mortars, grouts and underlayments meet the requirements of this credit for low VOC's and the South Coast Air Quality Management District rule 1168. For more specific information; please click on the link for document: Low VOC compliant materials chart.
  • Low Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings (Credit IEQ 4.2) All of our membranes meet the requirements of this credit for low VOC's and the South Coast Air Quality Management District rule 1113. The VOC content on these membranes is available on the MSDS. For specific information; please click on the link for document: Low VOC compliant materials chart.
  • For Your Consideration Innovation and Design Credit.
  • Merkrete 7d10 Dust Less thin set should be submitted on a LEED project also as an Innovation in Design credit (ID 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4). Since this product will improve the working conditions of all worker on the interior of the building, during construction. Innovation in Design credits provide the design and construction team the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the LEED requirements. We suggest pursue this as an innovation strategy not addressed by an existing LEED credit.
  • Parex USA / Merkrete is committed to providing environmentally friendly products for the benefit of our installers, design professionals, owners, the public and the end users. We continue to be recognized as environmentally innovative in our industry with products like dry mastics and Dust Less mortars. This section of our website will continue to change and evolve as we launch new products and increase production in the different manufacturing facilities. So please check back often. Contact Technical Services at 800-851-6303 with any LEED or project questions.

 

Low VOC Content Merkrete Products

Contributing to Indoor Air Quality (IEQ) LEED Certification LEED Credit
Thin Set / Adhesives
700 Premium SetIEQ 4.1
705 Pro Set PlusIEQ 4.1
710 Premium Set PlusIEQ 4.1
7D10 Dust Less IEQ 4.1
720 Marble ProIEQ 4.1
735 Premium FlexIEQ 4.1
750 Rapid SetIEQ 4.1
808 Specialized AdhesiveIEQ 4.1
820 MerliteIEQ 4.1
831 Water ResistantIEQ 4.1
855 XXL Extra Large Formats - Walls and FloorsIEQ 4.1
856 XLF Extra Large Formats - FloorsIEQ 4.1
136 Surestik (Type 1)IEQ 4.1
Grouts
Versatile Color GroutIEQ 4.1
Integra Color GroutIEQ 4.1
ProGroutIEQ 4.1
Pro EpoxyIEQ 4.1
Waterproof and Crack Isolation Membranes
Hydro Guard SP-1 (Fast Dry)IEQ 4.2
Hydro Guard 2000IEQ 4.2
Hydro Guard 1IEQ 4.2
BFP Waterproof MembraneIEQ 4.2
Fracture Guard 5000IEQ 4.2
Fracture Guard FD (Fast Dry)IEQ 4.2
Primers & Additives
626 PrimerIEQ 4.2
Prep SealIEQ 4.2
SLU PrimerIEQ 4.2
101 OversprayIEQ 4.2
150 Latex AdditiveIEQ 4.2
Tuff-Flex 442IEQ 4.2
Latex 200IEQ 4.2
Surface Preparation
Underlay CIEQ 4.1
Underlay LIEQ 4.1
Underlay RSIEQ 4.1
Underlay SLUIEQ 4.1
Underlay SLU GoldIEQ 4.1
Pro PatchIEQ 4.1
Caulks
SandedIEQ 4.2
SmoothIEQ 4.2


CATEGORIES BY
MANUFACTURING LOCATION
TILE & STONE
    Thin Sets / Adhesives X X X X X X
    Grouts X X X X
    Waterproof and Crack Isolation Membranes X X
    Primers & Additives X X X
    Surface Preparation X X X X X X


MERKRETE FOR LEED® CREDITS
LEED® NC CATEGORIES Thin Sets
/Adhesives
Grouts Waterproof
and Crack
Isolation
Membranes
Primer &
Additives
Surface
Preparation
CREDIT DESCRIPTION
Materials and Resources (MR)
Credit 2.1 Divert 50% from Disposal, Construction Waste Management X X X X X
Credit 2.2 Divert 75% from Disposal, Construction Waste Management X X X X X
Credit 4.1 Recycled Content, 10% (post-consumer + 50% pre-consumer) X X
Credit 4.2 Recycled Content, 20% (post-consumer + 50% pre-consumer) X X
Credit 5.1 10% Extracted, Processed, & Manufactured Regionally X X X X X
Credit 5.2 20% Extracted, Processed, & Manufactured Regionally X X X X X
Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
Prerequisite 2, Minimum Energy Performance X X
Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance X X
Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
Credit 4.2 Paint & Coatings, Low Emitting Materials X X X X
Innovation in Design (ID)
Credit 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.4 X X



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