Building with Ecolite Wall Systems can assist projects in achieving LEED-NC v2.2 ratings in the following credits:

  • EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
  • EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
  • MRc2.1 & 2.2: Construction Waste Management-Divert % of waste from disposal
  • MRc4.1 & 4.2: Recycled Content-Use % of recycled materials in building (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)
  • MRc5.1 & 5.2: Regional Materials: Use % of extracted, processed, and manufactured locally materials with 500 miles of project site
  • EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort: Design building envelope to meet requirements of ASHRAE 55-2004 which provide thermal comfort for building occupants
  • IDc1.1-1.4: Innovation in Design: Reduce Cement Content with use of recycled and/ or rapidly renewable aggregates and admixtures

Ecolite wall systems are made from recycled cold-formed steel and a light weight proprietary concrete mix. This concrete mix is made up of approximately 25% recycled content, and at least 25% regional materials, more may be available depending on location of the project. Steel recycled content rates vary, but according to LEED NC 2.2 projects can assume 25% recycled steel content based on average minimums. When using Ecolite, detailed recycled content percentages for steel will be provided for more precise calculations.

Other Sustainable Benefits:
For an increased life cycle, Ecolite walls require virtually zero maintenance; do not support mold or mildew, and vermin or termites. The walls produce zero VOCs and can be recycled after the building is demolished. Through Ecolite's unique plant manufacturing process, job site disturbance is minimized, therefore assisting in preserving the natural environment and habitat of Greenfields.
For more information about LEED opportunities with Ecolite, please contact Brian Smith at brian@ecoliteusa.com.

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Assistance in earning LEED credits is based upon individual projects and subject to change at any time.