How awnings fit into LEED

PAMA has begun a new LEED Analysis Project to define how fabric awnings, canopies and solar shades can qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points. The analysis will cover retractable and drop-arm awnings, solar shades and screens, stationary commercial canopies and how all of them directly and indirectly contribute to credits for the following LEED 2009 rating systems:

  • LEED for New Construction
  • LEED for Homes (including mid-rise)
  • LEED for Existing Buildings
  • LEED for Commercial Interiors
  • LEED for Core & Shell
  • LEED for Schools
  • LEED for Retail (whole building
  • and commercial interiors
  • LEED for Healthcare

Early this summer PAMA members will have access to a full analysis report with guidance on how to discuss relevant credits for the three product categories and an outline of key issues to address with raw material suppliers. An illustrated technical data sheet will also be available for use by product development managers and sales staff.