Materials and Resources

LEED Category: Materials & Resources

MR Credit 4: Recycled Content
LEED Credit: 1-2 points

Intent: Increase demand for building products that have incorporated recycled content materials, thereby reducing the impacts resulting from the extraction of new materials.

Requirements (1 – 2 points)
Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes as at least 10% (1 point) or 20% (2 points), based on cost, of the total value of the materials in the project.

 

 

JEB Contribution:

A portion of our air spacers used to make insulating glass units are made ofrecycled aluminum.

 

Butacite® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers using DuPontTMtechnology, which can be used to make JEB’s laminated glass, are made with recycled materials and can contribute to LEED certification.

 

NOTE: We can assist you with recycled content on a per project basis.

 

 

MR Credit 5: Regional Materials
LEED Credit: 1-2 points

 

Intent: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from their transportation to the jobsite.

 

Requirements (1 – 2 points)

Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% (1 point) or 20% (2 points), based on cost, of the total materials value. If only a fraction of a product or material is extracted, harvested, or recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) can contribute to the regional value. 

 

 

JEB Contribution:

We source to float glass manufacturers that are located within a 500-mile radius. A PPG Industries float glass facility is located in Carlisle, PA. A Guardian Industries float glass facility is located in Geneva, NY. A Pilkington float glass facility is located in Laurinburg NC.  All companies source raw materials regionally.

JEB provided a specialized freight option using returnable steel rack transportation versus wood crating to preserve natural resources. We are also a partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on theSmartWay™ Transport Partnership Program to provide eco-friendly shipping.