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Nucor, It's Our Nature

Nucor Building Systems' Role in Green Buildings

LEED®
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first launched their LEED program in August 1998 at their Membership Summit.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and provides a benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.  Information on LEED certified buildings constructed using products provided by Nucor Building Systems.

LEED Ratings and Nucor Buildings

The LEED Rating System rates the aggregate system of the building and individual components of the building do not, by themselves earn points. However, the following chart shows how products provided by Nucor Building Systems contribute to earning LEED points:

LEED Section *

Subject

Potential Points

NBS Contribution

MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2

Recycled Content

2

NBS Recycled Content - 80%

SS Credit 7.2

Heat Island Effect: Roof

1

NBS Offers 2 roof paints with Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) over 78

MR Credit 5.1 & 5.2

Use of Regional Materials

2

NBS multiple plant locations and Nucor domestic steel mills can often contribute to the use of regional materials. This varies based on the job site. The local plant will assist in determining regional content

MR Credit 3.1 & 3.2

Materials Reuse

2

All NBS steel materials are 100% recyclable in the future.

* Based on LEED for New Construction - Version 2.2


LEED and the related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used with permission.

 

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