Daily Commercial News published an article on February 11, 2016 titled Does LEED v4 provide a better deal for steel? which details the sections and credits in the newest version of LEED v4 for New Construction and Major Renovations and the ways that steel can earn points towards certification.
From the article,
Under LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (v4), there are five MR credits available for many steel products, for a total possible 13 LEED points:
- Building life-cycle impact reduction (up to five points)
- Building product disclosure and optimization — environmental product declarations (up to two points)
- Building product disclosure and optimization — sourcing of raw materials (up to two points)
- Building product disclosure and optimization — material ingredients (up to two points)
The CSSBI is in the process of finalizing its industry average Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for steel roofing, cladding and decking products and it will be available early 2016.
- Construction and demolition waste management (up to two points).
Mark Thimons, vice-president of the Steel Recycling Institute also mentions in the article that steel can play a role in credits relating to recycled content and urban heat-island effect.
Click to read the full article and learn about the ways steel and LEED v4 can work together for a more sustainable built environment.