Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Because of Nu-Wool's high post-consumer recycled content and energy efficient properties, projects using Nu-Wool can earn significant points toward LEED certification. Nu-Wool, leading the LEEDership movement.
- Product Execution of LEED Goals
- Energy & Atmosphere
Prereq 2 Minimum Energy Performance - Required
NU-WOOL attic and wall insulation reduces the air infiltration of buildings allowing equipment to be downsized. A reduction in air infiltration directly relates to reduced dependence on fossil fuels which reduces air pollution. Buildings using this insulation easily meet and exceed the ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004 standards.
Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance - 1-10 Points
NU-WOOL has used computer simulations since 1987 to demonstrate reduced energy costs. NU-WOOL can demonstrate by summary printout from energy simulation software that design energy cost is less that the budget defined in ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004.
- Materials & Resources
Credit 4.1 Recycled Content - Specify 10% (post consumer + ½ pre-consumer) - 1 Point
NU-WOOL attic and wall insulation is 85% post consumer.
- Credit 4.2 Recycled Content - Specify 20% (post consumer + ½ pre-consumer) - 1 Point
- Credit 5.1 Local Regional Materials - 10% Manufactured Locally - 1 Point
Credit 5.2 Local Regional Materials - 20% MRc5.1, 50% Harvested Locally - 1 Point
Nu-Wool attic and wall insulation is manufactured in Jenison, Michigan, ZIP 49428 and Belchertown, Massachussetts, ZIP 01007. Projects within 500 miles of these locations qualify.
*p.c. = post consumer
- Dollar for dollar, Nu-Wool provides 20 times more post-consumer recycled content:
|Cost of insulation||$15,000||$15,000|
|Post consumer recycled content||4%||85%|
|Dollar value to project||$600||$12,750|