Steel piles LEED points
Steel in construction has many benefits which link to Green Building – structures are light, construction times are short and materials are extremely recyclable.
We at SSAB offer relevant product data and instructions on how our solutions can help our customers achieve high ratings. SSAB has long accumulated expertise in environmental certification systems for buildings and the aim is to support customers to apply for certification. SSAB has knowledge and ability to support customers in environmental certification systems like LEED.
Credit 4 Recycled content, 1-2 points
The proportion of recycled material in a product is calculated based on overall material costs, the LEED credit requirements being:
- 1 LEED credit: the recycled content of all raw materials is 10 percent
- 2 LEED credits: the recycled content of all raw materials is 20 percent
Estimated recycled content for steel products such as piles, beams, columns, trusses, load bearing sheets and steel claddings is 25 percent.
Credit 5 Regional Materials, 1-2 points
The proportion of regionally produced material in a product is calculated based on overall material costs, the LEED credit requirements being:
- 1 LEED credit: the regional material content of all raw materials is 10 percent
- 2 LEED credits: the regional material content of all raw materials is 20 percent
Credits are awarded when the total travel distance of the products raw materials is less than 800 km.
Credit 2 On-site Renewable Energy
Use on-site renewable energy systems to offset building energy costs.Calculate project performance by expressing the energy produced by the renewable systems as a percentage of the building's annual energy cost and use the table below to determine the number of points achieved.
Use the building annual energy cost calculated in EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance or the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey database to determine the estimated electricity use. The minimum renewable energy percentage for each point threshold is as follows:
|Percentage Renewable Energy ||Points |
| 1 % || 1 |
| 3 % || 2 |
| 5 % || 3 |
| 7 % || 4 |
| 9 % || 5 |
| 11 % || 6 |
| 13 % || 7 |