Materials & Resources
A product is often looked at for its sustainable aspects, however many neglect the extraction, manufacturing and transportation required to process that product. The full life cycle of a product or material can greatly determine if it is in fact a sustainable item and therefore on that is wanted in a green building. LEED for Commercial interiors Materials and Resources credits focus on all aspects of the materials and resources used in a project, including construction waste management of these materials, building material reuse, reuse of furniture and furnishings, rapidly renewable content and more. Since these credits cover all materials and resources used for a specific project, contractors and suppliers should both be strong participators in this area of design.