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					eliosolar and LEED certification
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Through the LEED® green building certification program, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is transforming
the built environment. The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most
important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non sustainable and expensive
sources of energy, and threats to human health.

LEED certification program is the nationally and internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction
and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need
to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human
and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and
indoor environmental quality.

LEED certifications are awarded according to the following scale:

Certified 40–49 points
Silver 50–59 points
Gold 60–79 points
Platinum 80 points and above

How   eliosolar can contribute to LEED Rating Systems Points:

Based on LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations,          eliosolar can contribute a significant number of
points to your project (see page 2).

                           eliosolar . 2658 Griffith Park Blvd., #167 . Los Angeles, CA 90039 . USA
Tel: (323) 665-6550 . Tel: (877) 772-3876 . Fax: (323) 665-6550 . E-mail: contact@eliosolar.com . Website: www.eliosolar.com
eliosolar technology is LEED qualifying in the following categories:

    Category                Credit Description                     LEED Requirements               Potential    eliosolar
                                                                                                    Points      products

Energy and         Optimize Energy Performance -            Demonstrate a percentage               1-19        Aluminum
Atmosphere         EAC1                                     improvement in the proposed                        Sunshades
                   To achieve increasing levels of          building performance rating                        Facade
                   energy performance beyond the            compared with the baseline                         Sun
                   prerequisite standard to reduce          building performance rating.                       Shields
                   environmental and economic               Calculate the baseline building                    Canopies
                   impacts associated with excessive        performance according to                           Guardrails
                   energy use.                              Appendix G of ANSI/ASHRAE/                         Fences
                                                            IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 (with
                                                            errata but without addenda1)
                                                            using a computer simulation
                                                            model for the whole building

                   On-site renewable energy -               Use on-site renewable energy           1-7         Aluminum
                   EAC2                                     systems to offset building energy                  Sunshades
                   To encourage and recognize               costs. Calculate project                           Facade
                   increasing levels of on-site             performance by expressing the                      Sun
                   renewable energy self-supply to          energy produced by the                             Shields
                   reduce environmental and                 renewable systems as a                             Canopies
                   economic impacts associated with         percentage of the building’s                       Guardrails
                   fossil fuel energy use.                  annual energy cost.                                Fences

Materials and      Recycled Content - MRC4                  Use materials with recycled            1-2         Aluminum
Resources          To increase demand for building          content such that the sum of post                  Sunshades
                   products that incorporate recycled       consumer recycled content plus                     Facade
                   content materials, thereby reducing      1/2 of the                                         Sun
                   impacts                                  preconsumer content constitutes                    Shields
                   resulting from extraction and            at least 10% or 20%, based on                      Canopies
                   processing of virgin materials.          cost, of the total value of the                    Guardrails
                                                            materials in the project.                          Fences

                   Regional Materials - MRC5                Use building materials or              1-2         Aluminum
                   To increase demand for building          products that have been                            Sunshades
                   materials and products that are          extracted, harvested or                            Facade
                   extracted and manufactured within        recovered, as well as                              Sun
                   the region, thereby supporting the       manufactured, within 500 miles                     Shields
                   use of indigenous resources and          of the project site for a minimum                  Canopies
                   reducing the environmental impacts       of 10% or 20%, based on cost, of                   Guardrails
                   resulting from transportation.           the total materials value.                         Fences

Indoor        Daylight and Views - IEQC8.1                  Achieve a total daylighting zone       1           Aluminum
Environmental To provide building occupants with            that is at least 75% of all the                    Sunshades
Quality       a connection between indoor spaces            regularly occupied spaces.                         Facade
              and the outdoors through the                  Provide sunlight redirection and/                  Sun
              introduction                                  or glare control devices to ensure                 Shields
              of daylight and views into the                daylight effectiveness.
              regularly occupied areas of the

                           eliosolar . 2658 Griffith Park Blvd., #167 . Los Angeles, CA 90039 . USA
Tel: (323) 665-6550 . Tel: (877) 772-3876 . Fax: (323) 665-6550 . E-mail: contact@eliosolar.com . Website: www.eliosolar.com

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