SolarWall® Heating for Green Building Certification
Get one step closer to becoming LEED® certified with the SolarWall air heating technology
Implement the SolarWall technology to gain points toward USGBC LEED certification, generate clean energy, and significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. We are excited to see the increased participation in LEED Building by various corporations.
SolarWall air heating systems have been helping facilitate all levels of LEED certification through all versions of the LEED Standard. SolarWall systems may help contribute points in the following categories: Energy & Atmosphere; Indoor Environmental Quality; and Materials & Resources.
What is LEED?
LEED represents Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the most extensively used green building rating system in the world. LEED provides an agenda to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement for all building, community and home project types.
Why LEED certification?
Buildings have a significant influence on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Practicing, designing, constructing and operating buildings maximizes occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, reduce waste and negative environmental impacts, and lessens costs.
Getting LEED-certified provides you with:
- 1. Immediate recognition for your building
- 2. Quicker lease-up rates
- 3. Higher resale value
- 4. Healthy indoor space
- 5. Preservation of energy, water and other resources
- 6. Enhanced brand popularity
- 7. Your establishment as a leader in green building
SolarWall heating systems are also specified to help satisfy other Green Building Standards, including:
Net Zero Energy Building
The Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is one that generates as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. SolarWall heating systems are increasingly embedded in these Net Zero buildings.
Net Zero Carbon
A Net Zero Carbon building is aimed at minimizing carbon-based energy consumption is through building design strategies and on-site renewable energy generation. The SolarWall technology was a key component of the first Zero Carbon Certified Building in Canada; the Evolv1 Urban Office Building.
SolarWall systems are in the design phase for several new commercial buildings seeking this certification.
Other Municipal Standards
Many municipalities may have their own customized energy targets in place, and SolarWall systems help achieve those goals by reducing the fossil-based heating load.
We specified SolarWall for the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute after speaking with the representatives of the firm. They attended early meetings with the design team, assisted in the preparation of documents required for LEED® certification and were at all times enthusiastic and supportive of the team and the project. I know that for the sustainable construction industry to really achieve their goals, we need innovative manufacturers, suppliers and installers like the SolarWall team.