The US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
LEED® is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED® gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.
At Tennsco, we recognize our responsibility to help sustain earth and are dedicated to improving the environment through education to our employees and customers.
By using Tennsco products, our customers are able to apply for LEED® credits as described below:
a. MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2 – Recycled Content
Intent: Increase demand for building products that have incorporated recycled content materials, therefore reducing the impacts resulting from the extraction of new materials.
Support: See attached letter titled “Tennsco Products_Recycled Content Statement 3.18.08rev” describing mill process and typical re-used steel content.
b. MR Credit 5.1 – Manufactured Regionally
c. MR Credit 5.2 – Extracted and Manufactured Regionally
Intent: Increase demand for building products that are manufactured locally, thereby reducing the environmental impacts resulting from their transportation and supporting the local economy.
Support: Tennsco products are manufactured in Dickson, TN, 37055.
d. EQ Credit 4.2 – Low Emitting Materials, Paints
Tennsco steel products are certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold for indoor air quality and low VOC emissions.
Intent: Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous or potentially irritating to provide installer and occupant health and comfort.
Support: See attached documents “Pioneer LEED Letter 7.29.08” (demonstrating that the powder coating on our products emits no VOCs), and “PPG VOC 7.29.08” (indicating that our Electrodeposition coatings contain 68.3 g/L VOC as supplied).