Luxer One, a manufacturer of smart lockers and developer of advanced package delivery technology, announced that its products can now officially be specified to assist architects and designers seeking LEED certification for projects.
As recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Luxer One smart lockers now contribute towards EA and MR credits for LEED EB: O&M certification, as well as EA, MR, and EQ credits for LEED: BD+C certification.
This recognition extends to all Luxer One lockers, including the Luxer kiosk and True Residential refrigerated units.
Luxer One reports that its smart lockers achieved this recognition due to the company's considered materials specification, partnerships with sustainability-minded manufacturers, and energy-efficient design.
According to a report issued by Assa Abloy, Luxer One's parent company, the smart lockers:
- Use less energy than comparable systems. After testing the energy usage of a building with Luxer One smart lockers in place, it was found that the indoor lockers use 224.48 kWh of power per year, and outdoor lockers use only 131.40 kWh annually.
- Contain large amounts of recycled steel. Luxer One partners with steel suppliers who certify that, on average, 70.90% of their products contain recycled material.
- Employ low-lead electronics. The lead content in Luxer One lockers' electrical wiring and cabling measures less than 300 ppm.
- Emit no VOCs. The lockers contain no binders, coatings, or sealants that include organic compounds.
Ethan Dempsey, director of engineering at Luxer One, commented:
"We believe in building a product that is sustainable and eco-friendly. We pursued our LEED credits to prove that Luxer One smart lockers stand above the competition. LEED certification means less stress on the environment, and creates healthier places to live, learn, and play."
Luxer One claims it is now the only company of its kind to be aligned with LEED and UL requirements.