Metropolitan Ceramics & LEED v4 by Credit Category

Please Note: The following are generalizations only. We do not currently have 3rd party certification for these specific LEED credit.*

Materials & Resources

*Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction | Metropolitan Ceramics products have a 60 plus year lifespan and can last the life of the building.

Product Disclosure {Environmental Product Declarations} | Metropolitan Ceramics has taken part in an industry-wide EPD, available to download on here. Visit for more information.

*Product Disclosure {Source of Raw Material} | Metropolitan Ceramics products contain pre-consumer recycled waste material.  Nearly all raw materials are extracted within a 50 mile radius of the manufacturing facility.

*Product Disclosure {Material Ingredients} | Metropolitan Ceramics has a Material Ingredient Disclosure verified by WAP Sustainability Consulting. DOWNLOAD HERE

*Construction and Demolition Waste Management | Metropolitan Ceramics products are inert material after firing and can be reused or reclaimed as fill or road bed material. Sizing of the product is such that there is little job site waste of material.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Low Emitting Materials | Ceramic tile is cited as an “inherent non emitting source” for this credit. Metropolitan Ceramics may be used for this credit without testing.

*Construction Indoor Air Quality | Metropolitan Ceramics products are VOC- free and are resistant to mold and mildew.

*Indoor Air Quality Assessment | Metropolitan Ceramics products are inert. They are VOC- free and are formaldehyde free.

*Thermal Comfort | The thermal mass of Metropolitan products allows them to aid in creating a more consistent indoor environment.

*Interior Lighting | Metropolitan Ceramics makes light color quarry tile for both floor and wall use.

Sustainable Sites

*Open Space | The durability, freeze/thaw resisting, and slip resisting properties of Metropolitan quarry tile makes it an excellent paving tile. The color palette consists of natural earth tones.

Integrative Process

*Integrative Process | Metropolitan Ceramics quarry tile is part of a flooring installation system, one that has been shown to be extremely durable and low maintenance.

Energy & Atmosphere

*Optimize Energy Performance | The thermal mass of Metropolitan Ceramics products helps in the moderation of indoor temperature swings.

Pilot Credit

Certified Multi-attribute Products & Materials | Green Squared is included in this pilot credit. Metropolitan G2 products meet the criteria of this credit because Metropolitan Ceramics is part of an industry wide EPD.