LEED Compliance Opportunities

LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


Building codes are changing across the country, from Massachusetts to California, mandating greater energy efficiency and sustainability. The US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is setting the pace. Our products offer a wide range of LEED point opportunities other sloped roofing products can not match.

Many Boral Roofing clay and concrete roof tile products meet the requirements for a wide variety of LEED point credits. Points may vary based on the location, type of building, colors and products used. The following list represents some of the current areas where Boral Roofing products may help your project achieve LEED point credits:


Heat Island Effect - Sustainable Site Credit 7.1 and 7.2 (1 point each)


Reduce heat island to minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat

Boral Roofing clay and concrete roof tile products offer the deepest, most vibrant Cool Roof color palette with over 75% of clay tile product colors certified as Cool Roof by the CRRC with a SRI value greater than 29.


Optimize Energy Performance - Energy & Atmosphere Credit: (1-10 points)


Achieve increased levels of energy performance above the baseline in the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic impact associated with excessive energy use.

Boral Roofings' Cool Roof color palette, excellent emissivity and emittance all contribute to increasing the base line energy calculations for buildings, optimizing energy performance and making multiple LEED points for this category available.


Recycled Content - Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 4.1 and 4.2 (1 point each)


Building products that incorporate recycled content materials to decrease impact associated with extracting and processing virgin materials.

Boral Roofing clay tile products use clays harvested from many sources including waste product from mining operations. The use of recycled clays in our products gives our tile a recycled content typically of between 49% and 59%, meeting the requirements for both credit 4.1 and 4.2.


Regional Materials - Materials and Resources Credit 5.1 and 5.2 (1 point each)


Use of building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impact resulting from transportation.

Boral Roofing has clay and concrete roof tile manufacturing facilities strategically located accross North America to help minimize the transportation footprint and shipping area and help meet the requirements for LEED Regional Product credits.


Design - Innovation in Design - Cradle to Cradle (1 point)


The USGBC has recognized the sustainable value of products that are certified as Cradle to Cradle by awarding a special Design in Innovation point for projects that use Cradle to Cradle certified products.

All domestically produced Boral Roofing clay tile products are Cradle to Cradle Gold certified, the first roofing tile products in the world to be awarded this designation.


Design - Innovation in Design Credit 1.1 - 1.4 (1-4 points)


Design teams and projects have the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED-NC Green Building System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by the LEED-NC Green Building Rating System.


Download Detailed LEED Compliance Information

Download detailed information about how Boral Roofing Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles may help you reach your LEED building goals. You can also view the wide variety of environmentally sustainable building products Boral offers nationally from Cultured Stone Veneer, to Boral Bricks and Pavers, to TruExterior Trim, Boral has the products to meet your building needs.


>LEED Point Guide - Boral Roof Tile

>CRRC Cool Roof Rated Tile Directory

>Boral Sustainable Building Products - North America