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Date 17/07/2009

Lafarge Launches Product Guide For LEED Project Certification

Herndon, VA

Lafarge North America Inc.    


New online tool allows design professionals to identify and select Lafarge products that can be specified to help meet green building requirements.


Lafarge announces the launch of a new online tool for design professionals, primarily architects and engineers, designed to help them find Lafarge products that can be specified to help meet green building requirements under the LEED® rating system. This online version replaces the former print document, and meets U.S. and Canadian LEED requirements.


After requiring the user to enter the project postal code, the Guide allows the user to enter search criteria by product or LEED credit category. Products matching search criteria, and that are available within the MRc5.1-5.2 Regional Materials credit radius of the project, are displayed for the user to review. Each product listing includes a description of the product and an explanation of how that product can help contribute to achieving points in particular LEED credit categories. Credit categories include Sustainable Site Selection, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design.


"Each search result will display the product name, image and description, list the credit categories it applies to, provides an explanation of how the product satisfies credit requirements and lists a Lafarge contact person," said Andrew Pinneke, LEED AP and technical marketing coordinator for Lafarge. "This is a tool that will take the mystery out of determining what Lafarge product is available for use in a given project. Once the product has been identified, the specifier can contact the Lafarge representative to address any remaining product/project issues."


While the Guide currently features Lafarge Cement and Gypsum products, Lafarge plans to soon add other Lafarge products and green building rating systems. The Guide complies with the requirements of the new LEED 2009 rating system.


To learn more about the Lafarge Product Guide for LEED Project Certification, visit the Lafarge Web site at A link to the Guide is located on the right side of the home page.


LEED® is a registered trademark of U.S. Green Building Council.


Steve Meima, 

Lafarge North America



Leader mondial des matériaux de construction, Lafarge occupe une position de premier plan dans chacune de ses activités : Ciment, Granulats & Béton et Plâtre. Avec 78 000 collaborateurs dans 78 pays, le Groupe a réalisé en 2009 un chiffre d'affaires de 15,9 milliards d'euros.

En 2010, pour la sixième année consécutive, Lafarge est répertorié dans la liste des 100 multinationales les plus engagées en matière de développement durable. Doté du premier centre de recherche au monde sur les matériaux de construction, Lafarge place l'innovation au cœur de ses préoccupations, au service de la construction durable et de la créativité architecturale.

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