MR c4: Recycled Content
To increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.
Use materials with recycled content 1 such that the sum of postconsumer 2 recycled content plus 1/2 of the pre-consumer 3 content constitutes at least 10% or 20%, based on cost, of the total value of the materials in the project.
The minimum percentage materials recycled for each point threshold is as follows:
The recycled content value of a material assembly is determined by weight. The recycled fraction of the assembly is then multiplied by the cost of assembly to determine the recycled content value.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components and specialty items such as elevators cannot be included in this calculation. Include only materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included if it is included consistently in MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse through MR Credit 7: Certified Wood.
Potential technologies & Strategies
Establish a project goal for recycled content materials, and identify material suppliers that can achieve this goal.
During construction, ensure that the specified recycled content materials are installed. Consider a range of environmental, economic and performance attributes when selecting products and materials.
Project use friendly construction material: material made from Recycled/ Salvage materials (of course, it always ensure the product quality)
Cost of material with recycled content of total is more than 20% compared with total construction cost.