JE Berkowitz eases the process of LEED certification for your project with our knowledgeable LEED personnel. We identify and fulfill your LEED project requirements. We also support you throughout the life of the project so you can focus your attention on design and construction. It is JEB's mission to reduce our carbon footprint. Along with LEED, we are committed to sustainability. Here are some initiatives we have taken to do our part for the environment.

  • ISO Quality and commitment to contiue process improvements

  • USGBC Member

  • RENOVATE by BERKOWITZ triple glazing system for the renovation/rehabilitaion segment, can contribute towards

LEED certification

  • Photovoltaic solar array covers entire roof of JEB facility with over 7,200 solar panels

— Produces annually - in excess of 2m KW hours
— Over 30% of all electric usage supplied by solar array
— Renewable energy source

  • Sort and recycle glass to reduce landfill waste

  • Sort and recycle PVB interlayer scraps for reuse

  • Energy efficient tempering furnaces

  • Highly efficient water recycling systems, including reverse osmosis plant

  • Natural lighting and software controlled lighting systems in manufacturing plant

  • Specialized Freight Options using returnable steel rack transportation versus wood crating to preserve natural resources

  • Partner with the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) on the SmartWay™ Transport Partnership Program to provide eco-friendly shipping

For complete information on LEED and its certification process, visit the
USGBC web site at http://www.usgbc.org/leed.

To qualify as a LEED certified building under the new rating system, the building must attain at least 40 of the possible base points.

JEB glass contributes to four LEED categories:

Certifications are awarded according to the following scale:

Certified 40–49 points
Silver 50–59 points
Gold 60–79 points
Platinum 80 points and above

New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED-NC) address 7 topics:

  • Sustainable Sites (SS)

  • Water Efficiency (WE)

  • Energy and Atmosphere (EA)

  • Materials and Resources (MR)

  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

  • Innovation in Design (ID)

  • Regional Priority (RP)





Potential Points


Energy and Atmosphere (EA)


EA Credit 1

Optimize Energy Performance



Materials & Resources (MR)


MR Credit 4

Recycled Content


MR Credit 5

Regional Materials



Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)


IEQ Credit 8.1

Daylight and Views - Daylight


IEQ Credit 8.2

Daylight and Views - Views



Innovation in Design (ID)


ID Credit 1

Innovation in Design