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GreenGuard and LEED Rated Projects

GreenGuard and LEED Rated Projects

Posted by Sylvia DeMichiel on Dec 2nd 2013

The Green Movement is growing. Now more than ever, businesses and customers are doing their best to be environmentally conscious in their decisions. The amount of green consumers are growing, they are currently around 24% of the population. Green consumers are known to be loyal and they seek out brands that have a great sustainability story. By using GreenGuard™ Certified products and building LEED® rated buildings; these consumers will be much more likely to support you. 3M products are here to help make it easier.

You may be wondering what do GreenGuard™ Certified products even mean. The GreenGuard Certification ProgramSM is a private third party program organized by GreenGuard Environmental Institute (GEI). This institute wants to improve public health and quality of life by making sure indoor air quality is at an acceptable standard. The GreenGuard™ certification basically allows builders and consumers to know that this product is indoor air friendly. 3M has numerous products that are GreenGuard™ certified.

3M products can also assist builders and manufacturers who are pursuing LEED® rated projects. LEED® certifies projects, not products. They have a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council. LEED® rating system awards points to buildings if they meet requirements in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor air quality. LEED® rated projects can really benefit the builder through tax relief and lower permit fees, greater energy efficiency, and a better image in the community to just name a few. GreenGuard certified products can help builders to have LEED® rated buildings. LEED® rated buildings ensure not only the builders, but future users of that building that it meets high sustainable and environmental standards.

When trying to build a LEED®building, 3M has plenty of products, including adhesives, which could help. 3M has SIX adhesives that have been certified byGreenGuard™ at their highest standard. Not only does 3M haveGreenGuard™ Certified products, we also have other products with other green factors. They have a variety of high solids/low-VOC adhesives.

Green Guard Product

Table: 3M GreenGuard™Certified Adhesives to help with LEED® Rated Projects


Table: Other 3M Low-Emitting High-Solid Bonding Products

Products

LEED ® Rating Categories *

Applications

Substrates

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF/30H

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 2000NF

3M™ Fastbond™ Foam Adhesive 100

3M™ Fastbond™ Insulation Adhesive 49

3M™ Fastbond™ Pressure Sensitive Adhesive 4224NF

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Cylinder Spray Adhesive 94CA

Directly contributes to LEED®

EQ Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials:

Adhesives & Sealants (NC, CS, CI, R

Option A, S Option A)

Many construction applications

Laminate, foam, fabric

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF/30H

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 2000NF

3M™ Fastbond™ Pressure Sensitive Adhesive 4224NF

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Cylinder Spray Adhesive 94CA

Addresses or contributes to LEED®

EQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials:

Flooring Materials (NC, CS, CI, R

Option C, S Option 3)

Flooring

Access, laminate, carpet

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF/30H

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 2000NF

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Cylinder Spray Adhesive 94CA

Addresses or contributes to LEED® EQ

Credit 4.4: Composite Wood &

Agrifiber Products (NC, CS, CI, R

Option D)

On-site laminations, countertop laminations

HPL, veneers

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF/30H

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 2000NF

3M™ Fastbond™ Foam Adhesive 100

3M™ Fastbond™ Insulation Adhesive 49

3M™ Fastbond™ Pressure Sensitive Adhesive 4224NF

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Cylinder Spray Adhesive 94CA

Addresses or contributes to LEED® EQ

Credit 4.5: Low-Emitting Materials:

Furniture and Furnishings (CI, R

Option E, S Option 5 – Method A)

Case goods, furniture, mattresses

Foam, fabric, wood, metal, plastic

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF/30H

3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 2000NF

3M™ Fastbond™ Foam Adhesive 100

3M™ Fastbond™ Insulation Adhesive 49

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Cylinder Spray Adhesive 94CA

Addresses or contributes to LEED® EQ

Credit 4.6: Low-Emitting Materials:

Ceiling and Wall Systems

Displays, partitions, decorative covering

Drywall, fabric, tile, wood

Product Category

Descriptor

Green Element

3M™ VHB™ Tapes

Pressure-sensitive tape to bond and seal

100% solids

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesives

High-strength, two-component assembly adhesives

Low VOC, meets SCAQMD rule 1168

3M™ Rite-Lok™ Adhesives

Maintenance and repair, thread locking adhesives,

assembly, pipe sealants, gasket makers and instant

adhesives

Low VOC, meets SCAQMD rule 1168

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Hot Melt

Adhesives Fast-setting assembly adhesives

100% solids

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Polyurethane Reactive Adhesives

Fast-setting structural assembly adhesives

100% solids

3M™ Aerosol Adhesives

Conveniently packaged spray adhesives

Low VOC, meets SCAQMD rule 1168

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Sealants

High-performance polyurethane adhesives and sealants

Low VOC, meets SCAQMD rule 1168

With a majority of consumers looking for green in products they buy and places they go, it is becoming important to build yourself a sustainability story. Low Emissions. High Standards. PursueLEED® rated projects with 3M™ Adhesives that are GreenGuard™ Indoor Air Quality Certified.



Using 3M™ Adhesives that are GreenGuard™ Certified can help builders and manufacturers pursueLEED ® rated projects. But it also makes long-term economic sense. Incorporating green 3M™ Adhesives into your processes can be an important part of helping make your own products green - opening the door to a new universe of customers.