Sustainable Sites

Sika Sarnafil’s EnergySmart Roof® membranes and Green Roof systems can contribute to multiple points in LEED’s Sustainable Sites category. This is done by replacing natural landscape removed in the construction process with a green (vegetated) roof, encouraging regionally appropriate landscaping, controlling stormwater runoff; and helping reduce the heat island effect. Below are the sections where Sika Sarnafil products can help you obtain points towards LEED certification:

Sustainable Sites Credit 5.1 (Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat) A Green Roof contributes to the possible 2 points (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section).
Sustainable Sites Credit 5.2 (Site Development: Maximize Open Space) A Green Roof contributes to the possible 2 points (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section).
Sustainable Sites Credit 6.1 (Stormwater Design: Quantity Control) A Green Roof contributes to the 1 point.
Sustainable Sites Credit 6.2 (Stormwater Design: Quality Control) A Green Roof contributes to the 1 point.
Sustainable Sites Credit 7.2 (Heat Island Effect: Roof) An EnergySmart Roof can obtain 1 point and a Green Roof can obtain up to 2 points (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section).

Energy & Atmosphere

Sika Sarnafil’s EnergySmart Roof membranes, Sarnatherm Insulation and Solar Roof systems can contribute to multiple points in LEED’s Energy & Atmosphere category. This is accomplished by helping optimize energy performance and the use of renewable and clean sources of energy, generated on-site. Below are the sections where Sika Sarnafil products can help you achieve points towards LEED certification:

Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1 (Optimize Energy Performance) An EnergySmart Roof and/or Sarnatherm Insulation can contribute to the possible 10 points available. (For the "Core & Shell" system, an EnergySmart Roof and/or Sarnatherm Insulation can contribute to the possible 8 points available under "Energy and Atmosphere" Credit 1.)
Energy and Atmosphere Credit 2 (On-Site Renewable Energy) A Solar Roof contributes to the possible 4 points (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section). (For the "Core & Shell" system, a Solar Roof contributes to the possible 2 points available under "Energy and Atmosphere" Credit 2 (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section).)

Materials and Resources

Sika Sarnafil’s EnergySmart Roof membranes and Roof Recycling Program can be used to obtain multiple points in LEED’s Materials and Resources category. A mechanically attached vinyl roof at the end of its useful life can be recycled by Sika Sarnafil into new roofing membrane products and replaced with a roof membrane that is made with pre- and post-consumer recycled waste. Below are the sections where Sika Sarnafil can help with points towards LEED certification:

Materials and Resources Credit 2.1 and 2.2 (Construction Waste Management) Sika Sarnafil’s Roof Recycling Program contributes to the possible 3 points (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section).
Materials and Resources Credit 4.1 and 4.2 (Recycled Content) Any Sika Sarnafil membrane containing recycled content contributes to the possible 3 points (one point is for Exemplary Performance under the Innovation in Design Credits Section).

Indoor Environmental Quality

Sika Sarnafil’s Low or No VOC emitting roof membrane adhesives can be used to obtain a point in LEED’s Indoor Environmental Quality category. This is accomplished by not contributing to possible fumes and/or odors during building construction. Below is the section where Sika Sarnafil products can help you achieve LEED points:

Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 4.1 (Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants) Sika Sarnafil’s Low or No VOC emitting membrane adhesives contribute to the 1 point.