How a natural slate facade can help you to achieve the LEED certification

How a natural slate facade can help you to achieve the LEED certification


As consumers started shifting their preferences toward more sustainable products and companies, it caused a trend in corporations claiming to be sustainable. But are businesses truly adapting the changes needed to be sustainable? Probably not.

However, there are some important certifications and recognitions in the construction sector that can give you better insight to what makes a company more environmentally friendly.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used and the most prestigious green building rating system in the world. It has been created by the US Green Building Center, but how does it work?

Natural slate is the perfect material to tick some of these boxes. It is a sustainable material with the lowest carbon footprint throughout its life cycle. And once installed, it can last more than a hundred years, avoiding costly repairs and even allowing its reuse in other projects.

From residential to schools, every building can get the certification if the design process is accurate.

CUPACLAD is a natural slate rainscreen cladding system developed by CUPA PIZARRAS, the world leader in the field, and it is ideal to optimize the energy performance of any building—a topic that can earn you up to 19 points.

The use of high durability tectonic slate, innovative fastening, and the efficiency of the rainscreen cladding make CUPACLAD an extremely competitive and sustainable alternative for cladding any facade.

CUPACLAD helps to improve the sustainability of a building by reducing energy consumption, minimizing waste and using the natural product with lower environmental impact: natural slate.

In the last months, some projects have benefited from CUPACLAD’s performance to achieve the LEED certification, such as the Fairfield Library, the Southern New Hampshire University, the residential Church + State and Palisades Recreation Center.