LEED® Certification

LEED Certification

Marvin is dedicated to producing enduring, energy-efficient products in ways that will support a greener future.

At Marvin Windows and Doors, we believe constructing buildings in ways that protect the environment and safeguard the health of those that use them is not just good business sense, it's common sense.

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System™ is an important program that encourages environmentally responsible building. Marvin is proud to be a USGBC member.

Whether pertaining to new construction (LEED-NC), existing buildings (LEED-EB) or homes (LEED-H), LEED certification recognizes projects that meet stringent standards of environmental and public health excellence.

While individual building components themselves are not certified, they can contribute to the points awarded to a project as a whole.

With flexible designs and thousands of customization options, Marvin’s long-lasting and energy-efficient windows and doors can be an integral part of your project’s LEED certification. Marvin products can contribute to credits as specified for LEED V3 New Construction as listed below, and for LEED V4. We invite you to contact us if you would like more information pertaining to your specific project or for details on certification in other LEED programs.

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EA Prerequisite 2 – Minimum Energy Performance

Establish the minimum level of energy efficiency for the proposed building and systems.

Marvin products meet or exceed current ASHRAE 90.1 provisions which assists projects in achieving this Energy Performance criteria.

EA Credit 1 – Optimize Energy Performance – 1 to 19 Points

Note: 2 Points are mandatory

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

Marvin can help achieve increased levels of energy performance in the following ways:

High performance glazing: Marvin offers a High-R glazing option in some product types with wood windows that includes triple glazing with two low-e coatings and argon gas-fill. U-factors as low as 0.18 for Marvin wood windows are found in the NFRC Certified Products Directory, with many products having U-factors below 0.25. See NFRC values for specific products.

Low infiltration rates: High levels of performance (DP ratings) on all Marvin products translate into low air infiltration rates.

Solar heat gain: Marvin offers options that can maximize or reduce solar heat gain, especially when used in conjunction with overhangs and other design strategies.

Electric operators: Remote electric operation of casement and awning windows can be triggered by sensor inputs from the facility's Building Automation System and/or the HVAC system.


IEQ Credit 6.2: Controllability of Systems — Thermal Comfort 1 Point

To provide a high level of thermal comfort system control by individual occupants or groups in multi-occupant spaces (e.g., classrooms or conference areas) and promote their productivity, comfort and well-being.

Natural ventilation, using operable Marvin windows and mechanical window systems that meet or exceed requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 paragraph 5.1, Natural Ventilation, can be integrated into HVAC system planning.

IEQ Credit 8.1 – Daylight and Views - Daylight 1 Point
IEQ Credit 8.2 – Daylight and Views - Views 1 Point

To provide for the building occupants a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the building.

Marvin windows and doors offer countless options for enhancing daylight and views throughout a structure. Our products’ high thermal efficiency provides added value when designing openings to meet 75% daylight and 90% view requirements for all regularly occupied spaces. See Daylight Opening Conversions for specific products.


RP Credit 1 – Regional Priorities – 1 to 4 Points

If you can claim credit for any of the Marvin-applicable LEED categories listed above, you may be eligible for Regional Priorities bonus points. See the LEED list of state regions for Regional Priorities requirements in your area.

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MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management 1 to 2 Points

Divert construction, demolition and land-clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators. Redirect recyclable, recovered resources back to the manufacturing process. Redirect reusable materials to appropriate sites.

Marvin ships all products wrapped and cornered, rather than fully cartoned, to reduce packaging waste, most of which, including cardboard and plastic wrap, is fully recyclable. Marvin products are also available with a factory-applied prime coat to minimize on-site painting waste.

MR Credit 4: Recycled Content 1 to 2 Points

Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

Marvin products incorporate recycled materials extensively. Our glass contains 20% pre-consumer recycled content. Our major aluminum suppliers currently uses 15-25% purchased (post-consumer) scrap/recycled aluminum and 32-50% in-house (pre-consumer) scrap. Our fiberglass contains 5-10% recycled content. Average window composition is 30-60% glass, 30-60% wood and 0-15% aluminum.

To obtain calculations for recycled content of Marvin products used in your project, contact your Marvin representative.

MR Credit 5: Regional Materials 1 to 2 Points

Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

Projects within 500 miles of Warroad, Minnesota (windows) or Ripley, Tennessee (doors) may be able to claim glass and Ultrex values under the Regional Materials credit.

If your project meets these geographic requirements, please contact your Marvin representative for further information.

MR Credit 7: Certified Wood 1 Point

To encourage environmentally responsible forest management.

Marvin products are available with chain-of-custody certification for FSC certified wood. All species are available FSC-certified, including tropical hardwoods Cedro Macho and Mahogany.


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