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MRc3.1 - Resource reuse - 5%
LEED BD+C: New Construction
For Materials and Resources Credits 3 through 6, the calculation is based on the cost of all construction materials and products as a percentage of the total cost of all materials for the project. Ma...
For Materials and Resources Credits 3 through 6, the calculation is based on the cost of all construction materials and products as a percentage of the total cost of all materials for the project. Material cost excludes installation (e.g. equipment and labor). Our question is regarding the cost of formwork used during construction. Should this be included as part of the material costs of the project even though it is not permanently installed in the building? Or would it be acceptable to consider it an equipment cost and therefore excluded from the total material cost of the project? What are the implications for resource reuse and local/regional materials points?
As formwork (rented or purchased for the project) is not a permanently installed material, it is considered as "equipment" for all MR credits except MR c7 and thus not included in the material costs of the project. For MRc7, all non-rented temporary wood formwork must be included in the denominator of the credit calculations and the FSC-certified non-rented temporary wood formwork should be included in the numerator. Applicable Internationally.
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