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New construction and redevelopment projects, as well as existing buildings, can be classified. The latest version of the system is v4, which was launched in 2013. Certification levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified.

Lindab’s role in LEED certification

Lindab can help to accumulate points in a range of different areas. There are no LEED-approved products, but the choice of a product is based on how the highest number of points can be achieved in the different areas. Higher scores and ratings can be achieved by selecting our products and constructing air-tight, energy-efficient systems. Our complete product portfolio and associated documentation promote the basis for an optimal solution and complete final system documentation for handover to the end customer.

Energy and atmosphere – Minimum Energy Performance & Optimise Energy Performance

To reduce the environmental and economic harms of excessive energy use by achieving a minimum level of energy efficiency for the building and its systems.

To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic harms associated with excessive energy use.

A record number of energy-efficient initiatives have been implemented in the area of climate policy in the past five years. Increased requirements for energy saving and a focus on improved indoor climate leads to demands on new technology and innovation to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Lindab offers tailor-made solutions for each room, resulting in optimal energy use.

Lindab Safe is the first air duct system in the world to receive Eurovent certification. This means that you can feel safe with the products you buy as well as being absolutely sure that they maintain high quality and achieve air tightness class D. Our air duct system provides a circulating flow of energy, where almost all of the supplied energy is fed back to the heat exchanger which in turn heats the new supply air.

Lindab’s unique product, UltraLink, takes energy efficiency to a new level. UltraLink is a stable solution that accurately and reliably measures air flow and temperature. It is also easy to read and control the entire ventilation system to maintain an optimal level for both the building and its occupants. Ventilating according to demand is the best option both environmentally and financially, as well as in terms of people’s comfort.

Lindab Pascal is an intelligent, demand-controlled ventilation system. The system adjusts the indoor climate by itself in relation to the weather outdoors, and is compatible with both airborne climate systems and waterborne chilled beams.

Materials and resources – Building life-cycle impact reduction

(No. of points available: 2 to 6)

To encourage adaptive reuse and optimise the environmental performance of products and materials.

Lindab offers different products and services that assure the quality of the construction project right from the start of the design phase. Our products and systems are of the highest quality, with a major focus on source and materials selection. Today’s functional requirements for modern buildings are always Lindab’s reference point, with the aim of always significantly exceeding the requirements. This applies, for instance, to indoor climate, energy, acoustics, fire protection and, not least, sustainability. Our resources, products, and services can help you with your construction projects both before, during, and after, to create the best conditions for a top-quality sustainable building.

We can support you in the planning and design phase by offering advice based on your conditions:

  • Environmental certificates along with other assessments and approvals.
  • Design assistance to ensure energy-efficient and optimised ventilation.
  • Product selection programs such as LindQST for searching, calculating, and simulating indoor climate products as well as BIM objects in MagiCloud, plug-ins for Revit, and AutoCAD for product quantification and other smart functions.

When the project is up and running, deliveries are on their way, and the installation is being carried out, we can support you with:

  • Customised products.
  • Deliveries to suit your requirements.
  • Packaging according to floors, rooms, etc. using goods labelling.
  • Deliveries in clearly marked boxes to make it easier to find the right material on site.
  • Smart tools that facilitate handling, to streamline installation, and commissioning.
  • Option of joint deliveries of all materials from our central distribution center.
  • Short delivery times and increased flexibility with local production/hub.

 

Materials and resources – Building product disclosure and optimisation - EPD

(No. of points available: 1 to 2)

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts.

To reward project teams for selecting products from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts. Lindab have been part of the development for the product-specific rules (PCR) for ventilation products together with EPD Norway and other companies in the ventilation industry. The rules are needed to create comparable EPDs and was published 2021. We are now working to create EPD for the most relevant products. The documents will be available here.

 

Materials and resources – Building products disclosure and optimisation – sourcing of raw materials

(No. of points available: 1 to 2)

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.

All of Lindab’s major production units are certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We have decided to issue building product declarations (BPD) for all key products sold to customers. BPD is a Swedish form for reporting environmental information for construction products. This includes, for example, a detailed list of all ingoing materials and substances, how to recycle the product, and facts about the environmental impact. Sections 4 and 5 describe where the largest volume of materials are purchased, what volume of the materials are recycled, and the final country of production. Lindab puts a great emphasis on materials selection and wants to promote the purchase of materials that are sustainable and responsibly manufactured and extracted. We document our work with sustainability in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative, GRI. The report is available for download here.

Lindab collaborates with suppliers to ensure that conflict minerals are sourced from certified smelters. Using CMRT reports, Lindab helps customers affected by the US Conflict Minerals Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

 

Materials and resources – Building products disclosure and optimisation – Material ingredients

(No. of points available: 1 to 2)

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products for which the chemical ingredients in the product are inventoried using an accepted methodology and for selecting products verified to minimise the use and generation of harmful substances. To reward raw material manufacturers who produce products verified to have improved life-cycle impacts.

It is a matter of course for Lindab to provide our customers with information about the content and environmental impact of our products. We have decided to issue building product declarations (BPD) for all key products sold to customers. BPD is a form for reporting environmental information for construction products. This includes, for example, a detailed list of all ingoing materials and substances, how to recycle the product, and facts about the environmental impact. The information contributes to more conscious product selections, which in turn lead to a better climate both indoors and outdoors. The work on preparing the declarations for our products and registering them is ongoing.

All products with a BPD are assessed by Byggvarubedömingen and SundaHus and are registered in the BASTA database and the Nordic Ecolabel’s Building Materials Database. This verifies that Lindab’s products meet the requirements and guidelines in REACH, the European chemicals regulation.

Byggvarubedömningen and SundaHus performs assessments of products based on chemical content, life cycle, and social responsibility. BASTA is a scientifically based self-declaration system with the purpose to phase out substances of concern from building and construction products.

 

Materials and resources – Construction and demolition waste management

(No. of points available: 1 to 2)

To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.

Lindab offers customised products and flexible transportation options to minimise waste. In addition, products are as much as possible packaged in the same boxes, to reduce the amount of packaging materials. All packaging materials are recyclable and Lindab’s cardboard boxes contain up to 97.5% recycled material.

Many of our products consist of only a few materials and are often easy to disassemble, which means that each material can be recycled efficiently. Lindab has decided to issue building product declarations (BPD) for all key products sold to customers. BPD is a form for reporting environmental information for construction products. This includes, for example, a detailed list of all ingoing materials and substances and facts about the environmental impact. Section 10 describes our recommendations for waste management.

 

Indoor environmental quality – Minimum indoor air quality performance

To contribute to the comfort and wellbeing of those using the building by setting minimum indoor climate levels.

Among the most important design criteria are air flow, draughts, CO2 levels, particle levels, temperature and noise. Lindab offers several products that measure air flow with a high degree of accuracy. Visit our website to read, for instance, about: FTCU, VRU and MBB. With the right air flow, draughts, noise levels and particle and CO2 levels are kept to a minimum. The noise level from fans can be further reduced with Lindab’s wide range of quality-assured silencers. We also offer Lindab Pascal, which is an intelligent demand-controlled ventilation system that provides the best possible indoor climate.

 

Indoor environmental quality – Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies

(No. of points available: 1 to 2)

To promote occupants’ comfort, well-being, and productivity by improving indoor air quality.

A good indoor climate has a great impact on how people understand and use information. Indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air. Lindab’s motto is ”Build tight, ventilate right” which in turn requires FTX-systems; mechanical supply and exhaust air with heat recovery. In this way, the outdoor air can be filtered and cooled or heated while hazardous substances and moisture are removed from the building in an energy- efficient manner. This creates the best conditions for the people using the building.

Studies have shown that increased air flows reduce sick leave. Our complete ventilation system optimises air flow in an energy-efficient way and means that the people in the building can always breathe fresh air. 

 

Indoor environmental quality – Thermal comfort

(No. of points available: 1)

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing quality thermal comfort.

Lindab’s products, our complete range of product selection, and design software, installation references, and well thought-out designs ensure that the desired performance is achieved. The air temperature and air circulation rate in a room depend entirely on the occupancy rate, the air quality, and air temperature requirements along with the concentration of hazardous gases and particles. Lindab Pascal adjusts the air volume and regulates the temperature of the indoor climate, creating a quiet and draught-free environment. Lindab offers complete ventilation systems for all types of buildings. Healthy buildings mean healthy people.

Please contact us if you would like more information about how Lindab can help you with your projects.