The specification of GREEN construction products continually evolves. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is one of the most popular guidelines by which reclaimed wood materials are used as credits toward the LEED certification. Most commonly reclaimed wood products work for the following Materials and Resources credits:
MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse | MR Credit 4: Recycled Content | MR Credit 5: Regional Materials
Certain jurisdictions have also adopted the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). As more and more jurisdiction adopt this “overlay” code, RPR can help supply materials for both mandatory and elective provisions in the Material Resource Conservation and Efficiency section.