LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification relates to designing and building places that are healthier and more productive with less foot print on the environment essentially by saving energy and adopting smarter selection of material and resources among other practices.
LEED Certification program was developed by USGBC, now in its 4th version; it is considered one of the most renowned international certification programs of green buildings.
SMC interiors, being an active member with USGBC with a staff that includes LEED Certified professionals, creates, produces and sells products that are smartly designed with recycled material content and low VOC emissions to help projects acquire the desired number of LEED points to successfully get LEED Certified.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a body that issues standards related to products’ manufacturing and use. There are more than 12,000 standards issued by ASTM. Products manufacturers create products that are compliant with ASTM standards to ensure these products are safe to use and to get them accepted by International, regional and local building specifiers.
At SMC interiors, many products have been tested to comply with ASTM standards including its locally manufactured metal ceiling systems.