Many new buildings today are being built from the ground up using all eco-friendly products with the goal of becoming LEED Certified. From water conservation to energy efficiency all materials used to construct a LEED building are chosen to help both the environment and costs to run the facility upon completion. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGCB). One of their goals is to increase the demand for products that incorporate recycled content materials, therefore reducing the impact on our environment from processing virgin materials. Canada has now followed suit and the CGBC (Canada Green Building Council) is committed to educating and supporting members in achieving sustainable designs and erecting healthy green buildings throughout the country.
For those of you looking to earn extra LEED Points – you’d be interested to know that the use of any Busch Systems containers, with a minimum of 35% recycled content, will contribute to the 1 LEED point available for use of Recycled Content – under the Materials and Resources Project. Whether you are a LEED Certification Candidate or just committed to reducing your carbon footprint, purchasing recycling (and waste) containers made with recycled content is the environmentally responsible choice!