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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.0

Local/regional materials - 20% manufactured regionally

MRc5.1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

Increase demand for building products that are manufactured locally, thereby reducing the environmental impacts resulting from their transportation and supporting the local economy.

Requirements

Specify a minimum of 20% of building materials that are manufactured* regionally within a radius of 500 miles.

*Manufacturing refers to the final assembly of components into the building product that is furnished and installed by the tradesmen. For example, if the hardware comes from Dallas, Texas, the lumber from Vancouver, British Columbia and the joist is assembled in Kent, Washington; then the location of the final assembly is Kent, Washington

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