As a metals recycler, steel producer and steel fabricator, Commercial Metals Company (CMC) is demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and high-performance green buildings with the transparent reporting of our environmental impacts.
We are an active member and supporter of the efforts of the U.S. Green Building Council in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) initiative.
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 comprises on average a 98.0% recycled content. With the 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.
With our national fabrication footprint and having completed a manufacturer specific USGBC EPD, CMC is able to supply your project with fabricated rebar that is capable of contributing a full positive LEED credit under LEED 2009 or LEED v4.
On October 31, 2016, USGBC will transition to LEED® v4 from LEED® 2009. CMC is ready for the transition to the new LEED® version. To assist in the transition, the below links will direct you to CMC's LEED® data for the new LEED® v4 as well as LEED® 2009 for those projects that are qualifying under the legacy rating system. Let us show you how we are helping 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 under ISO 14044 and 14025 standards.
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 2009 letter.