The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations. LEED is transforming the marketplace by providing a nationally recognized certification system to promote integrated, whole-building design practices in the building industry.
As defined by the U.S. Green Building Council:
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
As the construction industry trends toward greener building practices and leaving a lighter environmental footprint, R3 Recycling is committed to recognizing contractors who establish themselves as early adopters of these management and operational styles.
In a competitive marketplace, contractors can distinguish themselves as a LEED certified provider. R3 Recycling provides LEED credits to those contractors who choose to recycle construction and demolition materials at our Martin County facility.
Whether source separated or mixed-material, R3 Recycling will find a use for your C&D (construction and demolition) material. Materials which count for LEED credits include used building materials of concrete, brick, masonry, sand, crushed rock, roofing, wood, cardboard, metals, glass, plastics, and insulation.
Note: Hazardous materials, along with soil, dirt or topsoil scrapings gathered from excavation or site-clearing projects do not provide LEED credits or contribute to a contractors overall recycling percentage.