Materials & Resources

During both the construction and operations phases, buildings generate a lot of waste and use a lot of materials and resources. This credit category encourages the selection of sustainably grown, harvested, produced and transported products and materials.

It promotes the reduction of waste as well as reuse and recycling, and it takes into account the reduction of waste at a product’s source.

Construction Waste Management

To divert construction and land-clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators, construction waste was sorted on site by the general contractor, reducing overall waste by more than 75 percent.

Recycled Content, Regional Materials and Certified Wood

With a goal of using building materials from regional, recycled and sustainable-certified sources, the project architect specified products with recycled content (entryway carpet, bar joists, counters, toilet partitions, etc.) as well as certified wood and regional products all in an effort to decrease the building’s environmental and carbon footprint.

Total possible LEED Materials & Resources credits: 13. Total credits received: 7.