LEED and Artificial Turf Clarified

A recent post talked about LEED certification.

To clarify, artificial turf materials can’t be certified–but the people who install it can be.

So, look for the dealer or installed with the LEED certification logo.  It means that they are accredited and qualified to consult.

However, the products they represent can earn points for being made from recycled materials and because they contribute to water use efficiency.

Know the difference.  Thanks.

The Grass Queen

What is LEED Certification?

LEED Certification means that products have been certified as “green” (environmentally friendly) by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a program developed and implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council.

What does this have to do with artificial turf?

Since artificial turf is a building material rather than a natural product, it falls in a different category than natural turf.  However, it can be certified “green” by the Council and earns the user credits as a LEED Certified user.

For more information about LEED Certification, see this article from Wikipedia (

The Grass Queen