Stainless Steel & Leed Certification
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. LEED certification promotes design and construction practices that increase profitability, while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings, and improving occupant health and safety. There are several ways that using stainless steel contributes to your LEED Rating.
The stainless steels produced in the world that are generally used in the building and construction market have approximately 60% - 75% post-consumer recycled content.
END OF LIFE RECYCLING
Not only does the stainless steel used in the building and construction industry contain a high percentage of both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content, at the end of its long, useful life in your building application it is 100% recyclable. Stainless building components can be repeatedly recycled back into similar products with no loss of quality.
Please consult a LEED expert for more information on using stainless steel in your project and proper calculation of points and credits.