Ideal for architects, remodeling and replacement contractors looking for a lasting, fade resistant woodgrain finish. Knotwood is virtually maintenance free, 100% recyclable, will not warp, rot or split, is non-combustible and is ideal for interior use as it gives off zero emissions since the manufacturing process is VOC Free (Volatile Organic Compounds).
- Optimized Energy Performance
EA Credit 1
Goal – Reduce energy use in building operation through a variety of means.
Solution – Save energy by using the Knotwood face fastening system which allows for exterior insulation. Exterior insulation has proven to be 40% more effective than interior insulation, decreasing demand on building HVAC systems.
Supporting Documents: TBA
Construction Waste Management
MR Credit 2.1, 2.2
Goal – Divert construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities through recycling or salvaging.
Solution – Knotwood aluminium (aluminum) is 100% recyclable.
Supporting Documents: The Aluminum Association LEED Fact Sheet.
MR Credit 5.1, 5.2
Goal – Use at least 10% of building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region for 1 point and 20% of regionally collected materials for an additional point.
Solution – All of our aluminium (aluminum) is sourced from a supplier that is within 50 Kilometres (30 Miles) of our facility.
Supporting Documents: Capral’s Manufacturing Brochure
MR Credit 8
Goal – Minimize materials use and construction waste over a building’s life resulting from premature failure of the building and its constituent components and assemblies.
Solution – Aluminium (aluminum) siding can last up to 40 years or more if properly maintained.
Supporting Documents: InterNACHI’s Estimated Life Expectancy Chart
Low-Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings
IEQ Credit 4.2
Goal – Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants.
Solution – The high performance powder coating on Longboard products is completely VOC free.
Supporting Documents: Interpon Every Colour (Color) is Green Brochure
Thermal Comfort: Compliance
IEQ Credit 7.1
Goal – Provide a thermally comfortable environment that supports the productivity and well-being of building occupants.
Solution – The aluminium (aluminum) siding face fastening system allows for external insulation, which helps the building to maintain an indoor level of comfort at greater energy efficiency than interior insulation solutions.
Supporting Documents: TBA
Innovation in Design
ID Credit 1
Goal – Employ sustainable strategies not specifically addressed in other LEED credits.
Solution – Knotwood has a durable powder coating finish that has all the aesthetic aspects of real wood. The unique sublimation process creates a believable woodgrain look while providing the durability needed on exterior products.
Supporting Documents: Knotwood Finishes Book.