To receive a credit under the Materials and Resources category of LEED, add the total cost of the Krownlab hardware used in the project with any other permanently installed products from companies who also have an extended producer responsibility program. If the total amount is 25% or more of all permanently installed products in the project then it qualifies for 1 LEED point. If your project is within 100 miles of Krownlab’s headquarters, the cost of your hardware will be counted at 200% of the price.
LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE CREDITS
Imperative 14 of the Living Building Challenge pushes construction using net positive materials. A main pillar is to reward architects and builders who design and use products with an extended producer responsibility program. This diverts products from becoming waste at the end of their lives to being reused or recycled.
Krownlab’s mission is to create the architectural hardware your project deserves. This does not stop at our industry-leading aesthetic and performance, but carries through to our commitment to the environment. Through made in America manufacturing and an industry-leading 10 year warranty, to using easily recyclable materials and our Extended Responsibility Program, we are ensuring that our practices are helping the world we live in.
MADE IN USA
We design and manufacture right here in Portland, OR with sustainability and impact reduction paramount in our process. By keeping our manufacturing local, our hardware doesn’t rack up the carbon waste normally associated with products that are imported or finished abroad.
Simply put, our hardware is built to last. We extensively test each product we sell to ensure it can hold up to the highest-case use possible, year in and year out. This means less breakdowns, less reason to replace, and most importantly, less environmental impact.
The majority of our sliding door hardware systems are made from 6,000-series aluminum. Not only does this grade of metal have tremendous performance attributes, but it is endlessly recyclable. Whereas the integrity of paper or other types of metal denigrates each reuse cycle, aluminum can be recycled again and again.