LEED 2009 Certification

Understanding USGBC LEED 2009 requirements

LEED 2009 Certification

Eco-Friendly Paint Products : LEED 2009 Certification

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), through its Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED®), is the nationally accepted benchmark rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

USGBC LEED 2009 Regulations


The USGBC LEED standard has been adopted nationwide by federal, state and local governments and interested private companies as the guideline for sustainable building.

The USGBC LEED Green Building System is a performance-oriented rating system where points are earned for satisfying specific green building criteria in seven major categories:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Environment and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovative Design
  • Regional Priority

Your paint choice contributes to USGBC LEED certification. PPG Architectural Coatings' brands can help you earn USGBC LEED points with a wide range of green paint products.

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LEED NC: New Construction & major Renovations 2009

The LEED for New Construction Rating System is intended to direct and recognize high-performing commercial and institutional projects, including office buildings, high-rise residential buildings, government buildings, recreational facilities, manufacturing plants and laboratories.

Paint VOC Required (EQ Credit 4.2-1 point):

Primers <200 g/L Flat: <50 g/L
Non-Flat: <150 g/L Anti-Corrosive: <250 g/L



LEED CI: Commercial Interiors

LEED for Commercial Interiors is the green standard for tenant improvements. It is the accepted method for certifying high-performance interiors that promote health, productivity; cost savings; and a reduced environmental footprint. LEED for Commercial Interiors empowers tenants and designers to make sustainable choices in cases where they may not have control of total building operations.

Paint VOC Required (EQ Credit 4.2-1 point):

Primers: <200 g/L Flat: <50 g/L
Non-Flat: <150 g/L Anti-Corrosive: <250 g/L



LEED For Homes

LEED-certified home is designed and built in conformity with the thorough guidelines of the LEEDfor Homes green rating system. LEED for Homes is a cooperative, third party- confirmed, voluntary certification program which encourages the design and construction of high-performance green homes.

Paint VOC Required:

Primers: <200 g/L Flat: <50 g/L
Non-Flat: <150 g/L Anti-Corrosive: <250 g/L



LEED For Schools:

The LEED for Schools Rating System realizes the distinctive nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. Derived from the LEED for New Construction rating system, it tackles issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and environmental site assessment. By focusing on the distinctiveness of schools and the health issues of children, LEED for Schools provides an exclusive, across-the-board tool for schools that want to build sustainably, with quantifiable results.

Paint VOC Required (EQ Credit 4.2- 1 point):

Primers: <200 g/L Flat: <50 g/L
Non-Flat: <150 g/L Anti-Corosive: <250 g/L



Note: All VOC requirements posted in this systems guide are current as of January 2012. For the latest data, or more information on the USGBC or LEED rating systems, please visit www.usgbc.org.