Modern Fabrics + LEED


100% Recycled 100% Committed

At Modern Fabrics, we are committed to diverting designer interior fabrics from the solid industrial-waste stream. All of our fabrics are recovered, post-industrial waste generated during the domestic manufacture of new upholstered luxury residential and commercial furniture. These fabrics are in new condition, immediately ready to be upcycled and reused on your furniture, cushions, craft or interior design projects.

LEED Credits and why they are important:

By specifying Modern Fabrics on all of your interior projects, you are contributing to increasing the demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, therefore reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

All of our fabrics contribute to qualifying for LEED® credits.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials & resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.

For more information on the LEED program, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council website.

LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4.1 & 4.2

MRc4.1

Recycled Content, 10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)

1 Point

Requirements: Use materials, including furniture and furnishings, with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project.

The value of the recycled content portion of a material or furnishing shall be determined by dividing the weight of recycled content in the item by the total weight of all material in the item, then multiplying the resulting percentage by the total cost ($) of the item.

MRc4.2

Recycled Content, 20% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)

1 Point (in addition to 4.1)

Requirements: Use materials, including furniture and furnishings, with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project.

The value of the recycled content portion of a material or furnishing shall be determined by dividing the weight of recycled content in the item by the total weight of all material in the item, then multiplying the resulting percentage by the total cost ($) of the item.

Fabric Weight Rule-of-Thumb:

LEED Materials & Resources recycled content values are calculated by dividing the weight of recycled content in the item by the total weight of all material in the item, then multiplying the resulting percentage by the total cost ($) of the item.

Our rule of thumb for fabric weight is:

1 yard of fabric = 1 lb

For more help concerning LEED qualifications and your project, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council Website or contact James & Ewa at Modern Fabrics.

We commend you for pursuing LEED on your next project!