Materials and Resources (MR)

The Materials and Resources (MR) category is about minimizing the energy and environmental impacts associated with the extraction, processing, transport, maintenance, and disposal of building materials. A full life cycle approach is taken with materials, vs a one-time consideration.  On the new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex (AEC), Marshall University was able to divert over 90% of the construction debris from landfills by using alternative waste methods.

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USGBC-logoBelow is a chart of points for Marshall University’s new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex (AEC), currently awaiting response from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
 
 

Materials & Resources (MR) – Project Checklist Chart: [7 out of 14 points]
LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations
 
7 7 MATERIALS & RESOURCES (MR) Possible Points: 14
Y ? N
Y d Prereq 1 Storage and Collection of Recyclables
3 C Credit 1.1 Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors, and Roof 1 to 3
Reuse 55% 1
Reuse 75% 2
Reuse 95% 3
Credit 1.2 Building Reuse—Maintain 50% of Interior Non-Structural Elements 1
2 C Credit 2 Construction Waste Management 1 to 2
X 50% Recycled or Salvaged 1
75% Recycled or Salvaged 2
EX PT: 95% 1 ID
2 C Credit 3 Materials Reuse 1 to 2
Reuse 5% 1
Reuse 10% 2
EX PT: 15% 1 ID
2 C Credit 4 Recycled Content 1 to 2
10% of Content 1
X 20% of Content 2
EX PT: 30% 1 ID
2 C Credit 5 Regional Materials 1 to 2
X 10% of Materials 1
20% of Materials 2
C Credit 6 Rapidly Renewable Materials 1
2.5% of materials must be harvested w/I a 10 year or shorter cycle
1 C Credit 7 Certified Wood 1
50% must be certified in accordance with FSC