LEED® Services

Build Green with ClarkDietrich.

Updated: Jan. 5th, 2016

ClarkDietrich Building Systems is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED® Accredited Professionals on staff. ClarkDietrich is committed to supplying quality products and continually looking for new ways to develop greener building products and sustainable business practices.

In total, ClarkDietrich products can help your project qualify for up to:

  • 8 LEED points under LEED v4 for BD+C
  • 7 LEED points under LEED 2009 (LEED-NC Version 2.2 and 3.0)


LEED v4 - Materials and Resources

LEED v4 MR Credit:  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization— Environmental Product Declarations (up to 2 points)

This credit requirement has an option of using 20 different permanently installed products sourced from at least five different manufacturers that meet special disclosure requirements. ClarkDietrich Building Systems has product specific Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) which conform to ISO 14025, 14040, 14044, and EN 15804 or ISO 21930 and has a cradle to gate scope.  We manufacture multiple products that will contribute towards this credit.
 
An additional exemplary performance point is available here for sourcing at least 40 qualifying products from five manufacturers.  (See below: LEED v4 IN Credit: Innovation)
 

LEED v4 MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Sourcing of Raw Materials (1 point)

ClarkDietrich provides products and materials for which life cycle information is available. This helps you to select environmentally, economically, and socially preferable products.    One LEED point can be obtained using the Recycled Content responsible extraction criteria under Option 2.
 
We support Supply Chain Transparency and are currently in the process on implementing compliance programs for The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and for the Dodd-Frank Bill Section 1502, better known as the Conflict Minerals Requirement.
 

LEED v4 MR Credit:  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredients (1 point)

Using ClarkDietrich products can contribute to one LEED point for Material Ingredient Reporting with our published Health Product Declaration (HPD).  The HPD program in Option 1 requires the use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers with HPDs.
 
An additional exemplary performance point is available here for sourcing at least 40 qualifying products from five manufacturers.  (See below: LEED v4 IN Credit: Innovation)
 

LEED v4 MR Credit: Construction and Demolition Waste Management (up to 2 points)

ClarkDietrich products are manufactured from cold-formed steel. Steel is 100% recyclable. This attribute can help when diverting construction debris from the waste stream. Recycling construction waste contributes to LEED Credits. The specific contribution will vary by project and must be determined by the contractor.
 

LEED v4 IN Credit: Innovation (up to 2 points)

Achieve exemplary performance in an existing LEED v4 prerequisite or credit that allows exemplary performance, as specified in the LEED Reference Guide, v4 edition. An exemplary performance point is typically earned for achieving double the credit requirements or the next incremental percentage threshold.
 


ClarkDietrich now has certified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) find out more here.



LEED 2009 (LEED-NC VERSION 2.2 AND 3.0)

Submit a ClarkDietrich LEED® 2009 Request Form here


LEED 2009 Credit MR 2 (Construction Waste Management)

ClarkDietrich products are manufactured from cold-formed steel. Steel is 100% recyclable. This attribute can help when diverting construction debris from the waste stream. Recycling construction waste contributes to LEED Credits MR 2.1 and 2.2. The specific contribution will vary by project and must be determined by the contractor.
(Up to 2 points)

LEED 2009 Credit MR 4 (Recycled Content)

ClarkDietrich produces cold-formed steel framing products with a minimum recycled content of 34.2%, of which 19.8% is post-consumer and 14.4% is pre-consumer. Recycled content of materials contributes to LEED Credits MR 4.1 and 4.2. While ClarkDietrich, nationwide, has an average recycled content of 48%, we recommend using the minimum values that are based on resources from Steel Recycling Institute of 34.2% for your project calculations.
(Up to 2 points)

An additional point for Innovation in Design (ID) credit is available here if project's overall recycled content exceeds 30% (See below: LEED 2009 Credit ID: Innovation in Design)

LEED 2009 Credit MR 5 (Regional Materials)

LEED Credit MR 5 requires the jobsite to be within a 500 mile radius of the manufacturing plant and from the point of extraction of raw materials. With nationwide manufacturing locations, ClarkDietrich plants, as well as our steel sources, often fall within the required 500 mile radius. Each project must be tracked from the mill to the recycling center and then these values must be weighted by recycled content percentages. If you wish to report MR 5 Credits, please submit a LEED 2009 Request Form or contact ClarkDietrich Technical Services at (888) 437-3244 for procedures.
(Up to 2 points)

LEED 2009 Credit ID: Innovation in Design

ClarkDietrich can contribute to an Innovation in Design Credit if the project’s overall recycled content exceeds 30%. While ClarkDietrich, nationwide, has an average recycled content of 48%, we recommend using the minimum values that are based on resources from Steel Recycling Institute of 34.2% for your project calculations. If a higher content is desired, ClarkDietrich can provide this information if mill certifications are requested at time of order.
(1 point)
 

 

 

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