Monday, January 4, 2010

Carpenters Going Green: Point Breakdown Category 4- Materials and Resources

Prerequisite 1, Storage and Collection of Recyclables: The Carpenters Center will have recycling areas that serve the entire building for paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals. Storage rooms for the recyclable materials are provided on levels 1,2, and 3.

3 Points Attained

1. Construction Waste Management – divert 50% from disposal
2. Construction Waste Management – divert 75% from disposal - Suffolk Construction implemented a Construction Waste Management Plan as a means to ensure that a minimal amount of waste debris is disposed of in a landfill, and that all LEED requirements are met.

3. Recycled Content – 10% by cost (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer) - A minimum of 10% of the total materials cost needs to be the recycled content value of the project.

Post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content is in the building’s materials and products. Some materials and products that contain recycled content include structural steel, carpet, flooring, and acoustical ceiling tile.

This box of carpet squares reads:
"High Recycled Content. 100% Recyclable."

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