Entry Type ID Date Applicable Rating System Primary Credit Inquiry (LIs) Ruling (LIs) Related Addenda/LIs Related Resources Campus Applicable Internationally Applicable Country Applicability Reference Guide (Addenda) Page (Addenda) Location (Addenda) Description of Change (Addenda) "LEED Interpretation" "5478" "2002-05-07" "New Construction" "EQc4.4 - Low-emitting materials - composite wood" "Are composite woods that contain urea-formaldehyde resins allowed if they are sealed with laminate or a water based sealant on all exposed surfaces? These measures are a solution to exposure to urea-formaldehyde given by the Environmental Health Center (A Division of the National Safety Council). Will taking these steps adequately satisfy the intention of this credit?" "No. Composite wood must contain no added urea-fomaldehyde resins to qualify for this credit. LEED does not currently recognize the Environmental Health Standards as adequately addressing the requirements of this credit. There is no way to verify or maintain the long-term integrity of the sealant or paint applied to the composite wood product to sequester the urea-formaldehyde in the material. Applicable Internationally. " "None" "None" "X" "LEED Interpretation" "6033" "2004-10-18" "New Construction" "EQc4.4 - Low-emitting materials - composite wood" "We are trying to achieve LEED EQ Credit 4.4 Low-Emitting materials for composite wood products. We are specifying and installing composite wood and agrifiber products without urea formaldehyde in every application in the building except one: Class1 fire-retardant building assemblies? Do Class 1 fire-retardant building assemblies have to meet the requirements of this credit, given that we know of only one fire-rated composite wood product (without added-urea formaldehyde) that is available in the marketplace? " "Per CIR Ruling (EQc4.4) dated 6/17/2004 - all composite wood products that are contained within the exterior moisture protection barrier of a building are controlled products under this credit, regardless of required fire ratings or construction type. " "None" "None"