New Millennium Building Systems



LEED points for recycled steel

As of October 30, 2016 the US Green Build Council (USGBC) will transition from LEED v2009 to LEED v4. According to the USGBC, LEED v4 has been developed to reflect a life-cycle assessment (LCA) type approach, which may provide a more comprehensive view regarding the sourcing of materials. Additional information on LEED v4 is available at

New Millennium will continue to provide MR4 – Recycled Content and MR-5 Regional Materials information for LEED v2009 projects, as requested. Recycled content, regional materials, and environmental product declaration (EPD) information can also be provided to accommodate LEED v4 projects. New Millennium continues a deep-rooted commitment to sustainability by primarily using steel sourcing from domestic electric arc furnace (EAF) mills. Scrap steel is the primary ingredient for EAF mills, or mini-mills, which is why the steel industry is a leader in recycling and sustainability.

Please see below for the current “recycled content” information from each of our facilities.

Regional Materials

Based on LEED 2009, depending on the jobsite location, New Millennium joists and deck products may be considered regional materials and count towards points under the Materials and Resources Credit 5.

Under MR Credit 5, you can obtain up to 2 points towards LEED certification if using building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured within 500 miles of the project for a minimum of 10% (1 point) or 20% (2 points), based on cost, of the total materials value. If only a fraction of a product or material is extracted, harvested or recovered and manufactured locally, then that percentage (by weight) can still contribute to the regional value.

New Millennium can provide jobsite specific information related to the Regional Materials credit upon request. Please talk to your New Millennium local sales representative, or contact the New Millennium LEED Specialist.

For more information about LEED, please visit the U. S. Green Building Council website.