To: All Current and Prospective SpaceGuard Products Customers with questions about Product Recycling & Leeds Certification
As a manufacturer of security enclosures, wire mesh lockers, and area guarding, SpaceGuard Products has not needed to seek nor obtain LEED building construction or design credit of certification. However, our products primarily consist of steel. After its useful product life steel is recycled back in to another steel product, truly making it a "green" material. As a result, the use of wire partitions and lockers on your project(s) do help to achieve LEED certification. The credits that apply to our product are as follows:
LEED Category: Materials & Resources Credit 4: Recycled Content
Credit 4.1 (1 point) "Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project." After a survey of our suppliers, we have determined that at least 43% of the wire mesh partitions, lockers and area guarding products produced at our facility is post-consumer content well above the 10% required under this credit even with variances in the bill of materials used.
Credit 4.2 (1 point) "Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 20% of the total value of the materials in the project." Again, even with slight variances in the bill of materials used in your project, our wire mesh products consist of at least 43% post-consumer content.
SpaceGuard is also committed to continuous improvement in our manufacturing and administration processes that are environmentally safe and friendly. We actively recycle many items ranging from steel to paper. We also believe that our state-of-the-art polyester powder coat system is environmentally superior to enamel paint lines and in-house galvanizing processes. The system reuses unused powder in a self-reclamation process. We also strongly recommend that our customers recycle our wood pallets and crates after receipt of your order.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building certification system is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high performance, sustainable buildings. The program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to promote and implement environmentally responsible means for residential and commercial construction.