Where do architects looking to spec LEED products turn to as a resource? Is there an "approved list" of these products?

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Where do architects looking to spec LEED products turn to as a resource? Is there an "approved list" of these products?

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Is there a process that a product would go through to get on such a list?

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Harold Remlinger, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB's picture

Speaking as an architect, there is no secret method we use to find LEED approved products. Depending on the product we typically begin by contact our architectural product representative for that product or a specific manufacture. With their assistance, we then acquire a list of approved products which are assessed on durability, cost and program requirements for the project. Another resource are the Sweets Catalogs which can be found on line. You can search by product type and narrow down by manufacture. Proceed by contacting the manufacture or their product representative to get a list of LEED approved products.