Sustainability Series: Leed In The Washroom

4 years ago

Sustainability Leed

THE USGBC Sustainability Programme LEED,  focuses on performance, materials and water savings.  This article will cover the various elements required within a washroom, and their performance to secure the maximum number of points.


Below is a table of the baseline requirements for LEED Water Savings.

The next table covers the points available in various sectors through the use of water saving fittings. 


Lovair provides a range of sensor taps, which have the technology to gain the maximum number of points in each of the sectors.  Take a look at the range here.



In addition to water savings in the washroom, LEED Credits can also be earnt for the use of sustainable materials such as Solid Surface.

Corian gains 8 points within the LEED criteria;


  • MR credit 1.3: Building Reuse (1 Point) Maintain 50% of Interior Non-Structural Elements
  • MR credit 3.1: Materials Reuse 5% (1 Point)
  • MR credit 3.2: Materials Reuse 10% (1 Point in addition to MR Credit 3.1)
  • MR Credit 4.1: Recycled Content 10% post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer (1 point)
  • MR Credit 4.2: Recycled Content 20%
  • (1 point in addition to MR Credit 4.1)
  • MR credit 5.1: Regional Materials 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally (1 Point)
  • MR credit 5.2: Regional Materials 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally (1 Point in addition to MR Credit 5.1)
  • EQ credit 4.1: Low Emitting Materials:  
  • Adhesives & Sealants (1 Point)


View Lovair’s range of solid surface corporate slab basins here

There is large potential in the washroom for increasing the sustainability credentials of the building project, and we would love to talk to you about it.


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