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LEED Wall Covering Choice
Sustainable / Eco-Friendly Wall Graphics
LEED v4 Project credits

LEED Wall Covering
Project Credit

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Wall Possible wall graphics may help qualify for consideration within the LEED rating system for both New Construction (LEED-NC) and Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) projects. It’s important to note that LEED evaluates projects as a whole rather than individual products, meaning no single product, including Wall Possible wall graphics, can possess a LEED certification on its own. However, incorporating Wall Possible wall graphics into your project can aid in accumulating LEED points across multiple categories. Points are awarded based on how a product, or a combination of products, contributes towards achieving desired outcomes, such as improved indoor air quality or the inclusion of recycled content.

LEED wall covering represents a valuable step towards sustainability within the larger framework of LEED certification for entire projects. This approach not only enhances the aesthetic and environmental quality of spaces but also aligns with the holistic goals of LEED—to foster buildings that are energy-efficient, resource-conserving, and healthy for occupants. Addressing LEED’s comprehensive criteria, from water efficiency and energy use to materials selection and indoor environmental quality, underscores the importance of integrating various sustainable strategies. Embracing such innovations across all aspects of design and construction paves the way for projects that not only achieve LEED certification but also set new benchmarks for sustainable development.

 

Eco Friendly Wallcovering Choice

Our service, vertical wall printing, creates wall graphics offering several sustainability benefits, making it an eco-friendly choice. The process utilizes low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) vegan inks, which are less harmful to indoor air quality compared to traditional inks. It also eliminates waste commonly associated with conventional printing methods, such as foils, stencils, solvents, and thinners, since no physical printing screens or vinyl substrates are required.

This technique reduces material waste and avoids long-term fumes post-application, enhancing indoor environmental quality. Furthermore, as a local service, it minimizes carbon emissions associated with transportation. The ability to reproduce digital  images onto wall surfaces ensures consistency and efficiency in design applications. The absence of materials like vinyl means there’s no substrate for germs and bacteria to thrive on, promoting a healthier living environment.

Wall Possible is also a certified women owned business. Local businesses used in the project can potentially contribute to a project’s achievement of social equity credits by demonstrating commitment to diversity and inclusion within the supply chain or community. LEED’s social equity credits encourage projects to address local community needs, provide equitable opportunities, and support businesses that contribute positively to social objectives.  Check out our Sustainability Policy.

Traditional wall coverings such as vinyl graphics, wall decals, wall stickers see the need for sustainability.  At this point they still have material that will get disposed of in the landfills, require remote printing and associated problems and costs of transportation, and require adhesives to stick to the wall which are often not good for our health.  Read more on these details on our Vinyl wall decals alternative page.

Painting on walls addresses some of the problems of vinyl but it requires strong smelling paints and chemicals.  Mostly it’s not a realistic alternative to wall coverings for commercial spaces to any scale and repeatability.  Read more about these details on our painted wall mural alternative page.

USGBC LEED credits

Specific LEED wall covering credits related to indoor environmental quality, materials and resources, innovation, and regional priority are designed to encourage sustainable practices in building design, construction, and operation. For the most current and detailed LEED certification requirements and standards, including those relevant to sustainable wall coverings, please consult the official U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) website and the LEED Credit Library at https://www.usgbc.org/.

  1. Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) Credit: Low VOC inks improve indoor air, contributing to potential credits by minimizing exposure to harmful chemicals.
  2. Materials and Resources (MR) Credit: The process minimizes waste, as it does not require vinyl, foils, or stencils, supporting waste management credits.
  3. Innovation (IN) Credit: For innovative strategies that exceed LEED requirements and contribute to environmental sustainability. Offering a novel approach to wall decoration can contribute to Innovation in Design credits.
  4. Regional Priority (RP) Credit: As a local service, it might meet specific environmental priorities of a region. No product is being shipped.  You use a local business as the service of applying the graphic covering.
  5. Innovation: Green Building Education (BD+C):A comprehensive signage program built into the building’s spaces to educate the occupants and visitors of the benefits of green buildings. SirMetalman.com & Wallpossible.com  Together offering sustainable solutions.
  6. Wall Possible is a certified women owned business. (Possible pilot credit towards social equity).

 

Wall Possible is a certified women owned business.  LEED does include considerations for social equity, which are reflected through various pilot credits aimed at promoting equity in the project’s development, supply chain, and community engagement. While there isn’t a direct credit for being a women-owned business, such businesses could potentially contribute to a project’s achievement of social equity credits by demonstrating commitment to diversity and inclusion within the supply chain or community. LEED’s social equity credits encourage projects to address local community needs, provide equitable opportunities, and support businesses that contribute positively to social objectives.

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Leading the sustainable journey

LEED wall covering is just one element in the broader journey towards achieving a sustainable, certified project. Beyond this innovative solution, there are several other key areas to address, including energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainable site development, and indoor environmental quality. By focusing on these pillars, we can collectively work towards a more sustainable future, reducing our environmental footprint and enhancing the health and well-being of building occupants. Let’s continue to push the boundaries of green building, exploring every opportunity to contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.

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