Our Products & LEED Credits

LEED®

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third-party certification program for the design, construction, and operation of buildings and other projects aiming to acheive a high-performance green rating. Administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED's Green Building Rating System® assigns points based on the materials and systems used in a project to help evaluate the overall performance. The number of points earned determines a project's level of LEED certification.

LEED promotes sustainability by assigning points in five areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Mutual Materials' products may help contribute to some of these areas.

Mutual Materials Products and LEED Points

Mutual Materials produces a wide array of products that may help contribute to LEED points as determined by USGBC. The matrix below indicates some of the ways they can help achieve healthy construction sites and sustainable buildings.

PRODUCT

LEED SECTION:
SUSTAINABLE SITES*

LEED SECTION:
ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE

LEED SECTION:
MATERIALS & RESOURCES**

Brick  

4.1 - Brick contains 10% post-industrial (pre-consumer) material

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

Concrete Block    

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

Concrete Pavers

7.1 - Heat Island Effect, non-roof
7.2 - Heat Island Effect, roof

4.1 - Pavers can contain up to 20% post-industrial (pre-consumer) material

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

Permeable Concrete Pavers and TurfStone (grass grid)

6.1 - Stormwater Design, Quantity Control
6.2 - Stormwater Design, Quality Control
7.1 - Heat Island Effect, non-roof

4.1 - Pavers can contain up to 20% post-industrial (pre-consumer) material

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

Segmental Retaining Walls   4.1 - SRW can contain up to 20% post-industrial (pre-consumer) material

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

DesignMix Mortar   4.1 - Design Mix mortar contains 4% post-industrial (pre-consumer) material

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

Hydrapressed Slabs

7.1 - Heat Island Effect, non-roof
7.2 - Heat Island Effect, roof

 

5.1 - 10% Regional Materials
5.2 - 20% Regional Materials
100% Manufactured
Up to 100% Harvested

Credits vary by project and by manufaturer. For more specific information on how our materials might contribute to LEED certification for your project, please contact your Mutual Materials representative.

* Design dependent
** All of Mutual Materials manufactured procucts are made within 500 miles of projects built in the Pacific Northwest.
Up to 100% of the materials that make up Mutual Materials products are harvested with 500 miles of projects built in the Pacific Northwest.