SoftBatt LEED Credits

Bellwether Materials’ wool insulation was designed to meet or surpass all building product codes. In addition, issues that are not normally addressed by official organizations were also incorporated such as the health and safety of installers.

The company itself was designed to meet the most rigorous product safety and transparency standards. By starting with a deep green product, there is no need of greenwashing.

Organizations with which Bellwether Materials’ wool insulation comply include:

  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Condition Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Build It Green (housing only)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • International Code Council (ICC)

Bellwether Materials also supports the efforts to label all building materials so consumers can make intelligent decisions about their living and working space.

USGBC LEED POINTS

The USGBS LEED program certifies entire buildings, not individual building products. Even so SoftBatt insulation provides LEED points in the following categories:

WATER EFFICIENCY

Indoor Water Use Reduction Water used to wash wool is reused and recycled eliminating the release of waste water into the environment

ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE

Minimum Energy Performance SoftBatts facilitates compliance with ASHRAE 90.1
Optimize Energy Performance Leaves no air pockets. Insulates at 100% at any temperature in any climate. Lasts the life of the building

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

Building lifecycle Impact Reductions SoftBatts are safe for people, animals and the environment. They can be recycled, reused or repurposed
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations This will be certified by a third party
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials This will be certified by a third party
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients This information will be provided
Design for Flexibility SoftBatts can be used in any residential or commercial building and is malleable to fit any cavity
Construction and Waste Management Extra pieces can be added to the cavity. Excess batts can be returned to the manufacturer

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL AIR QUALITY

Minimum Air Quality Performance SoftBatts contains no harmful irritants or chemicals that can pose respiratory health or VOC concerns
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control SoftBatts absorb and lock in tobacco particles
Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies SoftBatts absorb particles and VOCs as well as absorbing and releasing moisture in interior air
Low-Emitting Materials SoftBatts do not emit VOCs or particles at any stage of their lifecycle
Thermal Comfort SoftBatts are the only insulation that is effective 100% of the time in any conditions
Acoustic Performance SoftBatts offer superior sound attenuation

INNOVATION

Innovation Softbatts contribute to design credits in the use of innovative materials and manufacturing processes throughout the project

REGIONAL PRIORITY

Regional Priority SoftBatts will be manufactured within 500 miles or less of the customer