Carpet and LEED points, where to begin. I'll admit, it's confusing, even overwhelming at first glance which is why many of
those in the carpet industry brush it off. The reality is that LEED certified homes and buildings are growing in demand.
Building LEED certified can cost more upfront but your investment will pay off in several ways. Not only does LEED
certification increase your asset value, but it also promotes a healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), can help to conserve water
and energy use, and also reduce landfill waste and operating costs, all of which you can take pride in. If that wasn't enough
to persuade you, there are also tax rebates and special zoning allowances for LEED homes and buildings.
Using green carpet is one of many ways to qualify for LEED points. For example, by using materials that display the Carpet
and Rug institute's (CRI) Green Label or Green Label Plus and by using carpets that are manufactured locally, within a 500
mile radius, you can apply for and earn LEED credits. You can also work towards earning LEED points by incorporating a carpet
recycled program combined with other waste diversion programs into your construction project in order to minimize waste
disposal. For specific info on how to earn LEED points with green carpet, with Green.FindAnyFloor.com's section on Carpet and