Green FAQ

Q. What is LEED?

A. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations. LEED is transforming the marketplace by providing a nationally recognized certification system to promote integrated, whole-building design practices in the building industry.

Q. Are Skyfold materials and systems LEED certified?

A. No product can ever be “LEED Certified”, however they may contribute to a projects ability to earn LEED points. Please see above for details on how Skyfold systems can help your project earn LEED points.

Q. How do you calculate the value of recycled content in Skyfold systems?

A. The recycled content cost is calculated by multiplying the value of the product by the percentage of post-consumer recycled content and by ½ the percentage of post-industrial recycled content.

Q. What are the recycled contents for the Skyfold operable walls?

A. The recycled content for each of our product lines is listed in the following table:

  Skyfold® Classic™ Series Skyfold Zenith® Series Skyfold Mirage®
Recycled materials 92% – 95% 92% – 95% 97%
Post-consumer 27% 25% 20%
Pre-consumer 50% 51% 29%

Q. How can the Skyfold system contribute to the Enhanced Acoustical Performance Credit (IEQ Credit 9)?

A. Several Skyfold operable walls allow for dynamic and user directed reduction of noise from exterior and interior spaces and can be positioned to meet the STC 35 rating required. As in the case of all LEED buildings, a single product does not in isolation provide the credit, rather holistically contribute to the acoustical performance required. For more information please contact your local Skyfold representative. How does Skyfold contribute to the Low Emitting Materials Credit (IEQ Credit 4.1)? Skyfold panels are tested in accordance with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168 by Air Quality Sciences Inc. Due to the custom nature of materials available for use on Skyfold systems; please contact your local Skyfold representative to see if the materials used meet the adhesive VOC requirements.

 

U.S. Green Building Council