• LEED Standards

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    LEED Standards

    LEED: Rating system for sustainable buildings 

    LEED is a system developed to create, build, operate, compare and certify Green Buildings. Created by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and adopted in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), it is the primary vehicle to promote sustainable design and construction.

    LEED includes 5 environmental performance categories:

    • sustainable sites
    • water efficiency
    • energy and atmosphere
    • materials and resources
    • indoor environmental quality
    Canada Compliance Letter USA Compliance Letter
    LEED: Canada version 2009

    LEED-NC - Green Building Rating System (Canada - version 2009)

    Compliance of our products with LEED standards

    MR Credit 4.1 - Recycled Content: 10% - 1 POINT 

    LEED Criteria:

    Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project.

    Compliance of our products:

    Our main steel supplier respects specific recycling policies. Our galvannealed steel is comprised of 89.7% recycled steel. 

    • Post-consumer (pre-industrial) content:50.6%
    • Post-industrial (pre-consumer) content: 33.3%
    • Home scrap: 5.8% is home scrap. 

    Our main supplier of stainless steel furnishes with a recycled content over 85%. However, they do not distinguish between the scrap origin.

     

    MR Credit 4.2 - Recycled Content: 20% - 1 POINT IN ADDITION TO MR CREDIT 4.1

    LEED Criteria:

    Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 20% of the total value of the materials in the project.

    MR Credit 5.1 - Regional Material: 20% - 1 POINT 

    LEED Criteria:

    Use a minimum of 20% of building materials or products that have been extracted and manufactured within a radius of 800 km (500 miles; 2400 km if delivered by train or by ship) from the final assembly site. The final assembly site must be located within a radius of 800 km (500 miles; 2400 km if delivered by train or by ship) from the jobsite.

    Compliance of our products:

    De La Fontaine's manufacturing facilities are located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. Ore extraction from our main steel supplier comes from:

    • ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine (Virginia, MN, USA)
    • Hibbing Mine (Hibbing, MN, USA)
    • Wabush Mine (Wabush, N , Canada)

    MR Credit 5.2 - Regional Material: 30% - 1 POINT IN ADDITION TO MR 5.1

    According to MR 5.1 use a minimum of 30% of building materials or products that have been extracted and manufactured within a radius of 800 km (500 miles; 2400 km if delivered by train or by ship) from the final assembly site. The final assembly site must be located within a radius of 800 km (500 miles; 2400 km if delivered by train or by ship) from the jobsite. 

    NOTE: Please review LEED requirements for further details on point requirements.
    LEED: United States version 3.0

    Rating system for sustainable buildings (Version 3.0)

    MR Credit 4.1 - Recycled Content: 10% - 1 POINT

    LEED Criteria:

    Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project.

    Compliance of our products:

    Our main steel supplier respects specific recycling policies. Our galvannealed steel is comprised of 89.7% recycled steel. These are the approximate values:

    • Post-consumer (pre-industrial) content:50.6%
    • Post-industrial (pre-consumer) content: 33.3%
    • Home scrap: 5.8% is home scrap. 

    Our stainless steel furnishes materiel with a recycled content over 85%. However, they do not distinguish between the scrap origin.

     

    MR Credit 4.2 - Recycled Content: 20% - 1 POINT IN ADDITION TO MR CREDIT 4.1

    LEED Criteria:

    Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes 20% of the total value of the materials in the project.

    MR Credit 5.1 - Regional Materials: 10% - 1 POINT 

    LEED Criteria:

    Use a minimum of 10% of building materials or products that have been extracted or manufactured regionally within a radius of 800 km (500 miles) of the project site.

    Compliance of our products:

    De La Fontaine's manufacturing facilities are located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. Ore extraction from our main steel supplier comes from:

    • ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine (Virginia, MN, USA)
    • Hibbing Mine (Hibbing, MN, USA)
    • Wabush Mine (Wabush, NL, Canada)

    MR Credit 5.2 - Regional Materials: 20% - 1 POINT IN ADDITION TO MR CREDIT 5.1

    LEED Criteria:

    According to MR 5.1, use a minimum of 20% of building materials and products that are extracted, harvested, recovered and manufactured regionally within a radius of 800 km (500 miles).

    NOTE: Please review LEED requirements for further details on point requirements.