LEED / NAHB/ Energy Star
Fiberlite’s cellulose insulation, containing up to 82% post-consumer recycled content, qualifies for points under LEED certification and the National Association of Home Builders “Green Building” programs. It also contributes toward a home’s designation as an Energy Star Home.
LEED® Green Building Rating System™
The U. S. Green Building Council provides a third-party certification program for green buildings. Incorporating Fiberlite’s Cellulose Insulation products may contribute toward earning the following LEED certification prerequisites and credits:
Energy and Atmosphere:
- Prerequisite 2 - Minimum Energy Performance (Required)
- Credit 1 - Optimize Energy Performance (1-19 Points)
Materials & Resources:
- Credit 4 - Recycled Content (1-2 Points)
- Credit 5 - Regional Materials (1-2 Points)
The above credits apply to LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations. For more information on LEED, visit
NAHB Green Building
The National Association of Homebuilders NAHB Research Center provides a third-party certification program for green buildings. Using cellulose insulation may assist in qualifying as a “green building” in the following areas.
|Credit 2.4.1|| Use recycled-content building materials||
|Credit 2.6.1|| Use materials manufactured from
renewable resources|| 2 pts
|Credit 3.3.1|| Building Envelope|| 4 pts
|Credit 126.96.36.199|| Proper installation of insulation
including no gaps, voids, or compression|| 8 pts
Visit www.nahbgreen.com to learn more.
Energy Star Home
Energy Star is most commonly known for certifying appliances, but the Energy Star program also certifies homes. Unlike LEED or NAHB Green Building programs that consider multiple aspects, Energy Star Home program only considers energy consumption. Fiberlite’s Cellulose Insulation can substantially help a new home in attaining an Energy Star rating. For more details please refer to the Energy Star