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Material & Resources

LEED information about Material & Resources

Construction and demolition debris account for 40% of our total solid waste stream. Therefore, material selection and material disposal are the two main issues addressed in this chapter. To further understand this credit category, it will discuss sustainable materials and strategies to reduce waste sent to landfills. Alongside LEED’s solution to encourage and promote the selection of sustainable materials and the reduction of waste produced from the construction, operation and demolition of buildings. (13 points).

Noteworthy Standards

  • ISO 14044
  • Environmental Product Declarations
  • GreenScreen v1.2 Benchmark
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified
  • International Alternative Compliance Path – REACH
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