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MRc3: Sourcing of Raw Materials
Sourcing of Raw Materials is a streamlined, more achievable version of the LEED v4 credit. The v4 credit had an unachievable Option 1 (for corporate sustainability reporting), and a 2nd option that required 25% of products by cost to meet a variety of environmental metrics. However, it limited the ability of structural and envelope products to comply. The good news? The Sourcing of Raw Materials credit is now pretty achievable. It tends to be easier on new construction projects, but plenty of interiors projects are navigating this as well.
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Download the MRc3 Ebook to get all the LEED requirements, strategies, and best practices to achieve MRc3 Sourcing of Raw Materials.
Requirements for Sourcing of Raw Materials in LEED v4 and v4.1
There are 2 points available under sourcing of raw materials under v4.1.
For 1 point, you need to use products sourced from at least three different manufacturers that meet at least one of the responsible sourcing and extraction criteria we’ll talk about for at least 15%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project (1 point).
To earn the 2nd point, you need to use products sourced from at least five different manufacturers that meet at least one of the responsible sourcing and extraction criteria below for at least 30%, by cost of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project (2 points).
- Extended Producer Responsibility (valued at 50% by cost)
- Biobased Products
- Wood Products
- Material Reuse
(valued at 200% by cost)
- Recycled Content
There you go - a menu of options that all wrap up in aggregate the need to be at least 15% of total material cost Divisions 3-10 for one point, or 30% for two points.
So how do you earn points for Sourcing of Raw Materials? Download the ebook for Green Badger's tips, tricks, and strategies.
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