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Prerequisite 1: Storage and collection of recyclables.
Intent To facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills.

Requirements Provide a dedicated area for recycling for the entire building. Materials must include, at a minimum: paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics and metals.

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Credit 1.1: Building reuse: Maintain existing walls, floors, and roof (1-3 pts)
Intent To extend the lifecycle of existing building stock, conserve resources, retain cultural resources, reduce waste and reduce environmental impacts of new buildings as they relate to materials manufacturing and transport.

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Credit 1.1: Building reuse: Maintain existing walls, floors, and roof (1-3 pts)
Building Reuse 55% 75% 95% Points 1 2 3

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Credit 1.2: Building reuse: Maintain interior nonstructural elements (1 pt)
Intent To extend the lifecycle of existing building stock, conserve resources, retain cultural resources, reduce waste and reduce environmental impacts of new buildings as they relate to materials manufacturing and transport. Reuse 50% (by area):  Interior walls  Doors  Floor coverings  Ceiling systems

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Credit 2: Construction waste management (1-2 pts)
Intent To divert construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities. Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process and reusable materials to appropriate sites.

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Credit 2: Construction waste management (1-2 pts)

Requirements:  Recycle &/or salvage debris  Construction waste plan

Recycled or Salvaged 55% 75%

Points 1 2

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Credit 3: Materials Reuse (1-2 pts)
Intent To reuse building materials and products to reduce demand for virgin materials and reduce waste, thereby lessening impacts associated with the extraction and processing of virgin resources.

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Credit 3: Materials Reuse (1-2 pts) 

Use only materials permanently installed  Furniture may be included

Reused Materials 5% 10%

Points 1 2

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Credit 4: Recycled content (1-2 pts)
Recycled Content 10% 20% 30% Points 1 2 +1

Intent To increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

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Credit 5: Regional Materials (1-2 pts)
Intent To increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

Regional Materials 10% 20%

Points 1 2

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Credit 5: Regional Materials (1-2 pts)
Strategies:  Locally sourced materials  Identify materials & suppliers  Consider environmental, economic, and performance ranges

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Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials (1 pt)
Intent To reduce the use and depletion of finite raw materials and long-cycle renewable materials by replacing them with rapidly renewable materials. 

2.5% of the total value of all building materials and products  5% for +1

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Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials (1 pt) 
bamboo  wool  cotton insulation  agrifiber
Wheatboard 

linoleum  wheatboard  Strawboard  cork

Cotton Insulation

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Credit 7: Certified Wood (1 pt)
Intent: To encourage environmentally responsible forest management.  50% of wood materials are FSC  95% for +1
Forest Stewardship Council

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