CMC SUPPORTS THE LEED® INITIATIVE
CMC is committed to sustainability from recycling to production to fabrication of steel products. We are dedicated to being transparent about reporting the environmental impact we have on the Earth.
We support the efforts of the U.S. Green Building Council and are active in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) initiative. LEED® is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across a number of metrics.
All of CMC’s steel mills utilize state-of-the-art Electric Arc Furnace technology to make steel. This technology uses pre- and post-consumer recycled scrap as the primary raw material for the steelmaking process and averages 98.0% recycled content. With a significantly high percentage of recycled materials, all of CMC’s products play a major role in “green construction” and are a positive contributor to the LEED® rating system.
CMC can supply fabricated rebar that can contribute a full credit under LEED® v4 or LEED® v3 (2009), since we have a national fabrication footprint and manufacturer-specific USGBC EPDs.
On October 31, 2016, USGBC officially transitioned to LEED® v4. The sunset for LEED v3 is currently set for was June 31, 2021. The below links will direct you to CMC’s LEED® data for the current LEED® v4 as well as LEED® v3 for those projects that are qualifying under the legacy rating system. CMC is helping to “LEED®” the way to sustainable steelmaking.
This analysis was conducted according to the North American Product Category Rule (PCR) created by SCS Global Services for Designated Steel Construction Products (SCS 2015) and reviewed and certified by ASTM as conforming to the requirements of ISO 21930 and ISO 14025.
To meet LEED® v4 requirements, these Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) have been developed for the following steel products manufactured at CMC steel mills.
|Merchant Bar and Light Structural Shapes||CMC Steel Alabama||Birgmingham||AL||Open|
|Merchant Bar and Light Structural Shapes||CMC Steel Arkansas||Magnolia||AR||Open|
|Merchant Bar and Light Structural Shapes||CMC Steel South Carolina||Cayce||SC||Open|
|Merchant Bar and Light Structural Shapes||CMC Steel Texas||Seguin||TX||Open|
|Wire Rod||CMC Steel Florida||Jacksonville||FL||Open|
|All-thread Bar||CMC Steel South Carolina||Cayce||SC||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel Arizona||Mesa||AZ||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel California||Rancho Cucamonga||CA||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel Florida||Jacksonville||FL||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel New Jersey||Sayreville||NJ||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel Oklahoma||Durant||OK||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel South Carolina||Cayce||SC||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel Tennessee||Knoxville||TN||Open|
|Concrete Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)||CMC Steel Texas||Seguin||TX||Open|
LEED® v3 (2009)
With the geographical dispersion of our recycling, steel making and fabricating facilities, CMC’s operations are within 500 miles of almost all possible construction sites in the U.S. For more information, please click on the link below to download the current LEED® v3 letter.