GSS Lockers prides itself on using renewable resources with environmentally-friendly, state-of-the-art processes to help sustain a healthy and clean environment. We’re pleased to share this information with clients participating in the LEED® program.
The LEED® Program
The Canadian Green Building Council introduced the LEED® Canada-NC 1.0 rating system to recognize buildings that incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts. The LEED® system is divided into five categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
GSS Lockers can help contractors participating in LEED® to attain points in the Materials and Resources sections MR 4.1 – MR 4.2 and MR 5.1 – MR 5.2.
MR Credit 4.1 and Credit 4.2 – Recycled Content
Up to two credits can be award based on the percentage of recycled content of a project. One point is awarded if the recycled content constitutes at least 7.5% (of which 5% is post-consumer and 2.5% post-industrial) of the total value of the materials in the project. Two points are awarded if the recycled content constitutes at least 15% (10% post-consumer, and 5% post-industrial) of the value of the project.
How GSS Lockers Helps:
- Lockers are manufactured predominately from 100%-recycled mild steel. The recycled steel content may sometimes vary as low as 50% depending on the market price of scrap steel. On average, the breakdown of post-consumer and post-industrial sources is 50% of each.
- Steel is procured from a variety of manufacturers based on availability and price. Therefore, we can not track the manufacturer of the steel used in a particular project.
- Powder coat paint eliminates volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
MR Credit 5.1 and Credit 5.2 – Regional Materials
Up to two credits can be awarded for using materials and products manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts of transportation. One point is awarded if a minimum of 10% of the materials and products are manufactured within an 800km radius of the project site (2400km if shipped by rail or water). Two points are awarded if the regional goods exceed 20% of the entire project.
Lockers are manufactured at GSS Lockers’s London, Ontario factory.
GSS Lockers strives to use renewable resources by way of the raw materials and manufacturing processes that it incorporates.
LEED® Canada-NC 1.0 requirements outlined above have been provided from the Canada Green Building Council’s website. For additional LEED® information, refer to www.cagbc.org. Contact GSS Lockers for additional information regarding our co-operation in the LEED® program for a cleaner environment.