Legrand North America announced the release of its LEED with Legrand product guide. The informative 16-page guide provides architects, specifying engineers, designers and building owners with an overview of Legrand products that contribute toward LEED certification.

Leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage sustainable design. The system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally friendly actions taken during construction and use of a building. The LEED with Legrand product guide provides an overview of Legrand products that have the potential to contribute points toward LEED certification.

“We build sustainability into our products and systems to enable high-performance buildings,” said Susan Rochford, vice president, energy efficiency, sustainability and public policy, Legrand, North America. “LEED is the predominant building performance mechanism available on the market today. This guide is a resource for our customers to understand the importance of electrical products in sustainable buildings as well as how Legrand can help them meet their sustainability needs.”

The LEED rating system awards points for a project’s ability to meet specific criteria, such as energy reduction and use of materials with recycled content. The number of points earned determines the certification level of the project: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Manufacturers play an important role in the ability of projects to achieve these points by developing and supplying products that contribute to the intent of the credits.

Proper design of a building’s power, light, data and A/V infrastructure can significantly contribute to energy savings and occupant comfort and productivity. Successful implementations occur when these needs are addressed early in the design and construction process.

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