LEED for Green Buildings

Somfy is one of your key partners for LEED certification. Somfy solutions for automated solar shading and natural ventilation devices create a bioclimatic façade by interacting with outside elements to utilize natural light and air while providing thermal and visual comfort. Somfy solutions contribute to energy savings, occupant comfort and design innovation.

Somfy solutions provide the opportunity to earn LEED points on new construction or renovation projects. Our dedicated team is available to discuss the possibilities for your specific project needs. When designing the facade of your project, contact your Somfy Commercial Representative to understand how to utilize motorization to obtain the most LEED accreditation possible.

American Institute of Architects

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. For the latest news, visit the Pressroom.

With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of architecture and the resource for members focused on service to society. The AIA organization implements their goals through advocacy, information, and community. Each year the AIA delivers the following benefits to the architectural community;

  • Sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure
  • Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry
  • Provides countless Web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals
  • Conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture
  • Hosts the annual AIA National Convention and Design Exposition
  • Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession
  • Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program

Continental Automated Buildings Association

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of integrated technologies for homes and buildings.

The organization was founded in 1988 and is supported by an international membership of over 300 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home and building automation.

Educational Institutions and public organizations, including utilities and government organizations are also members. CABA agnostically encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives.

CABA’s mandate also includes providing its members and the industry with the largest ÒInternet of Things, Connected Homes, M2M and Intelligent BuildingsÓ research library in the world.

CABA’s collaborative research scope has evolved and expanded into the CABA Research Program, which is directed by the CABA Board of Directors. Further, CABA provides the industry with marketing and networking opportunities through events, such as the “CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum.

Category Points Goal
Light Pollution Reduction Sustainable Sites (Credit 6) 1 To increase night sky access, improve nighttime visibility, and reduce the consequences of develoment for wildlife and people
Optimize Energy Performance Energy & Atmosphere (Credit 2) 1-18 To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic harms associated with excessive energy use
Thermal Comfort Indoor Environmental Quality (Credit 5) 1 To promote occupants productivity, comfort, and well being by providing quality thermal comfort
Daylighting Indoor Environmental Quality (Credit 7) 2-3 Provide glare control devices for all regularly operated space
Quality Views Indoor Environmental Quality (Credit 5) 1-2 To give building occupants a connection to the natural outdoor environment by providing quality views
Integrative process BD+C Overview 1 To support high-performance, cost-effective project outcomes through interrelationships among systems.an early analysis of the