LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.  LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGCB).  Below is a list of credit categories that may apply to products produced by NPCC.  Upon request, NPCC will provide  the customer with a Precast Concrete LEED Project Summary to be used for the LEED certification.

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New Construction
Materials & Resource (MR)


MR4  (Recycled Content)    Max. Points: 2

Use materials with recycled content.
Weight of material postconsumer content + weight of 1/2 preconsumer content = 10% (1 point)
Weight of material postconsumer content + weight of 1/2 preconsumer content = 20% (2 points)


Precast Advantage
Precast concrete products may contain supplementary cementitous materials such as fly ash, which will add to the projects recycled content goals.  Precast concrete products may also contain rebar and welded wire mesh made from recycled steel.

MR5  (Regional Materials)    Max. Points: 2
Use materials or products that have been extracted, harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project site. 10% (1 point) 20% (2 points)
The calculation is based on the overall material cost.  Materials cost includes all expenses to deliver the material to the project site.  Materials cost should account for all taxes and transportation cost incurred by the contractor, but exclude any cost for labor and equipment once the material has been delivered to the site.

Precast Advantage
Because concrete uses plentiful and natural raw materials, concrete components can be extracted, harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project.

Sustainable Sites (SS)
SS 5.1  (Protect or Restore Habitat)    Max. Points: 1

Precast Advantage
Precast concrete products are plant cast and delivered to the site ready to set, so they reduce the staging area required, which can reduce the overall site disturbance.

SS 6.1  (Stormwater Quality Control)    Max. Points: 1

Precast Advantage
Most stormwater management plans will require manholes in the design to properly handle stormwater runoff.  Precast manholes are the superior choice.

Neighborhood Construction
Green Infrastructure & Buildings (GIB)

GIB 7  (Minimized Disturbance in Design & Construction)    Max.  Points: 1


Precast Advantage
Precast concrete products are plant cast and delivered to the site ready to set, so they reduce the staging area required, which can reduce the overall site disturbance.

GIB 15  (Recycled Content in Infrastructure)    Max. Points:  1

Precast Advantage
Precast concrete products may contain supplementary cementitous materials such as fly ash, which will add to the projects recycled content goals.  Precast concrete products may also contain rebar and welded wire mesh made from recycled steel.