Based on LEED 2009, depending on the jobsite location, New Millennium joists and deck products may be considered regional materials and count toward points under the Materials and Resources Credit 5.
Under MR Credit 5, you can obtain up to 2 points toward 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 job site 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.