Green Projects

Leed Rating

 

Stern offers a comprehensive range of products for the complete automated bathroom experience. Committed to green building and water efficiency, Stern products can be used to earn LEED points.

 

 

WHAT IS LEED?

 

LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a third party certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED has the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, improvement and operation of high-performance green buildings.

 

The certification system encourages global adoption of sustainable practices by setting performance criteria for key human and environmental health issues: sustainable site development, water and energy efficiency, material selection and indoor quality.

 

The LEED system applies to a wide variety of buildings: from commercial and office buildings, universities and schools, hospitals, hotels, warehouses to family houses and residential complexes. Each has custom rating system. The LEED program awards cumulative points for all aspects of green design, including water conservation and energy efficiency.

 

 

 

EARNING POINTS AND LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION

 

Stern's products greatly contribute towards a LEED certification. In the water-efficiency category of the New Construction rating scale, based on the Energy Policy Act of 1992, a 20% reduction in interior aggregate water consumption is the prerequisite for LEED qualification. Two LEED points are credited for achieving 30% reduction; an additional point is earned for 35% reduction; and a final point for 40% reduction.

 

Based on the total number of points earned, LEED awards one of four levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. All certified projects receive a LEED plaque, the nationally recognized symbol of a profitable, healthy and environmentally-responsible building.

 

 

 

MAXIMIZING LEED POINTS WITH STERN PRODUCTS:

 

 

Flush Valves for Toilets

 

Energy Policy Act

of 1992

LEED 2015

Prerequisite

LEED 30%

(2 points)

LEED 35%

(3 points)

LEED 40%

(4 points)

STERN'S Best

Solutions

6.0 lpf 4.80 lpf 4.20 lpf 3.90 lpf 3.60 lpf 3.37 lpf (avg.)
1.6 gpf 1.26 gpf 1.10 gpf 1.00 gpf 0.95 gpf 0.89 gpf (avg.)

 

44% REDUCTION

 

 

 

 Flush Valves for Urinals

 

Energy Policy Act

of 1992

LEED 2015

Prerequisite

LEED 30%

(2 points)

LEED 35%

(3 points)

LEED 40%

(4 points)

STERN's Best

Solutions

3.8 lpf 3.04 lpf 2.66 lpf 2.47 lpf 2.28 lpf 1.89 lpf (avg.)
1.0 gpf 0.80 gpf 0.70 gpf 0.65 gpf 0.60 gpf 0.5 gpf (avg.)

 

 50% REDUCTION

 

 

 

 Shower Heads

 

Energy Policy Act

of 1992

LEED 2015

Prerequisite

LEED 30%

(2 points)

LEED 35%

(3 points)

LEED 40%

(4 points)

STERN's Best

Solutions

9.5 lpf 7.60 lpf 6.65 lpf 6.17 lpf 5.70 lpf 5.70 lpf (avg.)
2.5 gpf 2.00 gpf 1.75 gpf 1.62 gpf 1.50 gpf 1.50 gpf (avg.)

 

40% REDUCTION



 

 

Faucets

  

Energy Policy Act

of 1992

LEED 2015

Prerequisite

LEED 30%

(2 points)

LEED 35%

(3 points)

LEED 40%

(4 points)

STERN'S Best

Solutions

8.3 lpf 6.64 lpf 5.81 lpf 5.39 lpf 5.00 lpf 4.00 lpf (avg.)
2.2 gpf 1.76 gpf 1.54 gpf 1.43 gpf 1.32 gpf 1.05 gpf (avg.)

 

52% REDUCTION

 

 

SAVE WATER, SAVE MONEY, SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

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