Environmentally Friendly ProductsNAUF (No Added Urea Formaldehyde)
NAUF (No Added Urea Formaldehyde) is reference to the type of resin that is used as a bonding agent in some types of plywood. Formaldehyde is an important industrial chemical used to make other chemicals, building materials, and household products. It is one of the large family of chemical compounds called volatile organic compounds or "VOCs". The term volatile means that the compounds vaporize, that is, become a gas, at normal room temperatures.
LEED does not have a standard to reference for this credit. Please see the USGBC website for strategies to implement the use of NAUF panels into your LEED projects.
LEED Rating systems that reference NAUF in composite panels:
EQ 4.4 credit LEED NC 2.2, 2.1, 2.0
EQ 4.4 credit LEED CI 2.0
EQ 4.4 credit LEED CS 2.0
Links and MSDS:
Recycled Content Product Directory
US EPA Procurement Guidelines
Scientific Certification Systems
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
US Consumers Product Safety Commisssion
Environmental Protection Agency