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What is LEED™?

Leadership in Energy and Environment Design – it is a tool which rates the design, construction and operation performance of green buildings. Each building project has set prerequisites to meet to earn points towards different certification levels.

What does LEED do for you?

  • Lowers cost of ownership while increasing value
  • Decreases energy and other resources use
  • Healthier & safer building environment
  • Qualifies for tax rebates & zoning allowances

To better understand how LEED applies to metal buildings below is a chart showing how Nucor products earn LEED points:

LEED Section * Subject Potential
NBS Contribution
MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2 Recycled Content 2 NBS Recycled Content over 89%
SS Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof 1 NBS Offers 2 roof paints with Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) over 78
MR Credit 5.1 & 5.2 Use of Regional Materials 2 NBS multiple plant locations and Nucor domestic steel mills can often contribute to the use of regional materials. This varies based on the job site. The local plant will assist in determining regional content
MR Credit 3.1 & 3.2 Materials Reuse 2 All NBS steel materials are 100% recyclable in the future.
* Based on LEED for New Construction – Version 2.2