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LEED – Point Chart
LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides building owners and operators a concise structure for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED addresses both commercial and residential buildings.

Star Building Systems offers various products and solutions to help you earn points toward LEED Certification.

LEED®-NC Metal Building Credit Guide1



Number of Points2


SS Credit 5.1 Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat 1 Being shop fabricated, Star metal buildings allow field assembly using a minimal work area.
SS Credit 7.1 Heat Island Effect:
Up to 2 (1 plus 1 Exemplary Performance point4) By deploying parking covers with Star roof products, 1 point is earned for 50% of spaces covered, and an exemplary performance point can be earned for 100% of spaces covered.
SS Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect:
1 Our Snow White, Ivory, Bone White, and Solar White colors meet the low-slope requirement and all Star colors meet the steep slope requirement of this credit.
EA Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance Up to 10 By utilizing Star cool roof colors3 and insulated metal panels in your energy models, you can reduce external loads and downsize HVAC equipment to help get the most points possible.
MR Credit 4 Recycled Content: 10% and 20% Up to 2 Depending on the nature of the project, Star metal buildings will contain between 25% and 60% recycled steel by weight5. (Post-consumer + ½ Pre-consumer) On a typical project, this will represent about 40% of our contract value.
EQ Credit 8.1 Daylight and Views: Daylight 75% of spaces 1 Star’s insulated light transmitting panels are excellent diffusers when utilized on the roof or walls.
EA Credit 2 On-site Renewable Energy Up to 7 Star’s MicroPower Kits are complete Photovoltaic Systems that provide on-site renewable energy and may qualify for State and Federal tax incentives.
1. This table assumes LEED-NC v 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
2. LEED requirements are based on all materials constructed under the project contract, of which the metal building is only a portion. Actual requirements may not be achieved once all materials are considered. Credit values shown on this table reflect those available, not necessarily those that are earned for a given project.
3. The use of cool roof colors may actually not be allowed in the energy code used for your project. In colder climates, darker roof colors may result in optimal energy performance. Consult your design professional for local requirements.
4. The claiming of Exemplary Performance points may be limited.
5. Using the U.S. Steel Recycling Institute industry averages for September 2011.
6. For more information about LEED and the USGBC’s requirements for LEED Certification, please visit www.usgbc.org/LEED.