ARC works closely with architects and designers to develop solutions for LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) construction projects.
Increasingly, new construction is focused on sustainable design using materials that promote recycled material, reduce transportation costs, offer energy advantages and reduce overall waste.
The following suggests applications of ARC products to LEED Green Building Rating Systems. Determination of product attributes for LEED certification is the responsibility of the LEED applicant.
MR Credit 2.1 and 2.2: Construction Waste Management
Most ARC products are custom molded to size which results in minimal job site cutting and waste. Efficient packaging design minimizes waste and makes best use of post-consumer materials that can be reused at the job
site or recycled by local businesses. This results in a reduction in construction waste diverted to land fills.
MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2: Recycled Content
Recycled content in ARC products is calculated in accordance to the International Standards Organization standard ISO 14021 - Environmental Labels and Declarations referenced in most recent versions of LEED rating systems.
Because ARC products are custom made for a broad range of applications, and supplied in a variety of materials and finishes, recycled content will vary from 10% to 20%. An accurate disclosure of recycled content for use in a
given LEED project can be made upon submission of a detailed description of application, finish or project drawings.
MR Credit 5.1 and 5.2: Regional Materials
Depending on which plant our products are manufactured at, and the raw materials used for a given project, ARC materials may be extracted, harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of a project site.
Based on project details, we can perform preliminary calculations to determine whether this credit can apply.