General Storage Systems is proud to use renewable resources with environmentally-friendly, state-of-the-art processes to reduce our eco-footprint and sustain a healthy environment.
In cooperation with the LEED® program, we’re committed to supplying our customers with products that comply with many lead credits. We’re pleased to offer details on how we can help you qualify for credits in the LEED® program.
The LEED® Program
The Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) was formed to accelerate the design and construction of green buildings across Canada. It introduced the LEED® Canada-NC 1.0 rating system, which recognizes leading edge buildings. The rating system rewards buildings that incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts.
The LEED® program is a points-based system which is divided the following categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
Achieve your LEED requirements with General Storage Systems
General Storage Systems can help attain points for contractors in the Material and Resources category, sections MR 4.1-MR 4.2 and MR 5.1-MR 5.2.
MR Credit 4.1 and Credit 4.2 (Recycled Content)
One point is awarded if the recycled content constitutes at least 7.5% (5% post-consumer and 2.5% post-industrial) of the total value of the materials in the project.
Two points are awarded if the recycled content constitutes at least 15% (10% post-consumer and 5% post-industrial) of the value of the project.
MR Credit 5.1 and Credit 5.2 (Regional Materials)
Credits can be awarded for using materials and products manufactured in the region, thereby supporting the use of local resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
One point is awarded if a minimum of 10% the materials are manufactured within an 800km radius of the project site (2400km if shipped by rail or water).
Two points are awarded if the quantity of regional goods exceeds 20% of the entire project.
General Storage Systems continuously strives to use renewable resources for our raw materials, and to incorporate environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes.