LEED Certified

Helping You Build Green


LEED Certified: Green Building Contractors | NOW Specialties - leed-construction-servicesSustainable development means more than just an innovative blueprint.

It is a comprehensive view of the design, construction, occupancy, and maintenance of our buildings. It is an effort to reduce waste in all its forms and use scarce resources with an eye toward longevity. NOW is committed to reducing the environmental impact and the cost of your next project.

NOW can typically contribute to the "LEED Material and Resources Credits," and less frequently, to "Indoor Environmental Quality Credits," for interior work.

LEED Credits are obtained from the following categories:

  • Integrative Thinking
  • Energy 
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Materials 
  • Location & Transportation 
  • Sustainable Sites 
  • Health and Human Experience 
  • Regional Impacts
  • Innovation 
  • Global, Regional, Local 

For ACM, NOW Specialties can contribute the following:


Construction Waste Management: divert 50% or 75% from landfill. NOW shop and field personnel recycle aluminum and steel debris, which diverts that waste from landfills. Please note that calculations may be done by weight or by volume, but they must be consistent.

Recycled content:

  • 4mm Alucobond (polyethylene core)* 26% (pre-consumer)
  • 4mm Alucobond Plus (flame-retardant core) 18% (pre-consumer)
  • 4mm Reynobond (polyethylene core)* discontinued 
  • 4mm Reynobond FR (flame-retardant core) 10% (100% pre-consumer + 50% post-consumer)
  • 4mm Alpolic (polyethylene core)* 34.7% (100% pre-consumer + 50% post-consumer)
  • 4mm Alpolic fr (flame-retardant core) 15.76% (100% pre-consumer + 50% post-consumer)

Low Emitting Materials: This LEED credit governs the selection of sealants and adhesives used on the building interior. Our suppliers Dow Corning and Tremco have low VOC content and therefore help contribute points under this section.

Roll-Formed Products & Aluminum Sheet or Plate:

For roll-formed products and aluminum sheet or plate, NOW can contribute the following:

  • Construction Waste Management: divert 50% or 75% from landfill. NOW shop and field personnel recycle aluminum and steel debris, which diverts that waste N.from landfills. Please note that calculations may be done by weight or by volume, but they must be consistent.
  • Recycled Content: percentage will vary with each manufacturer
  • Regional Materials: for material extracted, harvested or recovered, and manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.
  • Low Emitting Materials: This LEED credit governs the selection of sealants and adhesives used on the building interior. Our suppliers Dow Corning and Tremco have low VOC content and therefore help contribute points under this section.

*NOW Specialties does not recommend polyethylene (PE) core except for signage, trim and embellishment applications, and never on occupied space over 40ft. Please also find our statement on the Grenfell Tower, and our MCM procurement recommendations.



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