January 10, 2019

LEED v4 Compliant Fireproofing Products

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Highlighting fireproofing products that will help you earn LEED v4 low-emitting and materials credits.

While fire retardants and intumescent coatings are standard practice for commercial construction, can any of them help you earn LEED v4 points?

“Its Getting Hot In Heerrrre…”

“The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on Fire!”

“We Didn’t Start the Fire”

“This Girl is on Fire!”

There are an awful lot of songs about things burning down! Let’s keep it to the radio, though, and far, far away from our buildings. To do so, we’ve got to use all sorts of great fireproofing products to nip those flames in the bud.

While fire retardants and intumescent coatings are standard practice for commercial construction, can any of them help you earn LEED v4 points?

LEED v4 Compliant Fireproofing Products

We just added a bunch of fireproofing products to our database that help on both the materials credits as well as the low-emitting credits. This last update was a bunch of products from Isolatek.

Isolatek has over a dozen products including their popular CAFO 300/400, Sprayfilm WB, Blazeshield, and Fendolite lines that all have HPDs.

Most (but not 100%) also qualify under low-emitting materials for both VOC compliance and emissivity. 

We’re always looking for more products out there that can help you on your LEED projects (there are other VOC compliant options for fire caulks/sealants from Tremco/Hilti/USG), and we’ll be sure to let you know when we find them.

Using a LEED submittal cover sheet:

There are some pretty easy best practices that can really facilitate the documentation for materials and even low-emitting products.

Here’s one that you think would be commonplace, but at least in this Badger’s neck of the woods (literally), we don’t see all that frequent – using a required LEED Submittal Cover Sheet for all subcontractors. By having a coversheet, where you require the subcontractor to provide cost and any relevant LEED data (recycled content percentages, distance from extraction and manufacture, VOC content, etc), you get all this information upfront. Or reject the submittal and send it back. Pretty straightforward! Download your free LEED v4.1 product submittal coversheet bellow.

Download your free Product Data Submittal Coversheet for LEED v4.1
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