Materials & Resources
Buildings will always use materials, but there is a way to use materials and products better.
- Construction Waste Management: 59.6% of all construction and demolition waste was diverted from the landfill.
- Recycled Content: The entire project achieved 11.09% recycled content.
- Carpet Tile Flooring
- Steel and concrete building structure
- Curtainwall window system, sunshades, aluminum panels
Local/Regional Materials: More than 21.08% of the building materials used on the project came from sources within a 500-mile radius of this site.
- Exterior face brick was manufactured within 397 miles – Fairbury, Nebraska
- White Roof was manufactured within 357 miles – Scottsboro, Alabama
Recycling: Recyclable paper, metals, glass, cardboard, and plastics are collected within the building to facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants.
- Recycling one ton of paper prevents the processing of seventeen trees and saves three cubic yards of landfill space.
- Recycled aluminum requires only 5% of the energy required to produce virgin aluminum from bauxite, its raw material form.
- Certified Wood: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood products were used in the building. Certification by the Forest Stewardship Council is a seal of approval awarded to forest managers who adopt environmentally and socially responsible forest management practices and to companies that manufacture and sell products made from certified wood. This seal enables consumers to identify and procure wood products from well managed sources and thereby use their purchasing power to influence and reward improved forest management activities around the world.