Materials & Resources (MR)
6 of 13 points attempted
MRc2.1 - Construction Waste Management, Divert 50% from Disposal (1/1)
MRc2.2 - Construction Waste Management, Divert 75% from Disposal (1/1)
MRc4.1 - Recycled Content, 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer) (1/1)
MRc5.1 - Regional Materials, 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally (1/1)
MRc6 - Rapidly Renewable Materials (1/1)
MRc7 - Certified Wood (1/1)
Not Attempted: MRc1.1 - Building Reuse, Maintain 75% of Existing Walls, Floors & Roof (0/1)
; MRc1.2 - Building Reuse, Maintain 100% of Existing Walls, Floors & Roof (0/1); MRc1.3 - Building Reuse, Maintain 50% of Interior
Non-Structural Elements (0/1); MRc3.1 - Materials Reuse, 5% (0/1); MRc3.2 - Materials Reuse, 10% (0/1); MRc4.2 - Recycled Content,
20% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer) (0/1); MRc5.2 - Regional Materials, 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally (0/1)
Credit 2.1 - Construction Waste Management, Divert 50% from Disposal: This credit is earned by diverting at least 50% of construction and demolition waste from disposal
either in landfills or incinerators. Rhode Island Hall met this requirement by diverting 90% of its waste - much more than average –
for recycling. Many resources such as cardboard, metal and brick were sent to their appropriate recycling plants, but some salvaged
materials were also used on-site.
Credit 2.2 - Construction Waste Management, Divert 75% from Disposal: Throughout the project, 90% of
construction waste was diverted from landfill. When possible, materials were sent to their respective recycling plants. Some materials
were reused on-site. For example, the design team transformed old
timbers, which were recovered during renovation, into beautiful benches for student use on campus.
Credit 4.1 - Recycled Content, 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer):
This credit was earned by Rhode Island Hall for using a certain level of materials with post-consumer and pre-consumer content.
Post-consumer material is waste material created by households or commercial facilities that can no longer be used for its original
purpose and pre-consumer material is waste material generated during manufacturing. For this point, the recycled content
(post-consumer plus half of the pre-consumer content) of the materials used in Rhode Island Hall had to constitute at least 10% of the
value of the materials used in the project. Attempts to meet the requirements for this credit increase demand for building materials that
have significant recycled content. This reduces the impact created from manufacturing materials from natural resources, diminishing the
harm of the built environment on the natural environment.
Credit 5.1 - Regional Materials, 10% Extracted, Processed &
Manufactured Regionally: Rhode Island Hall met the requirements for this credit by using materials or products that were extracted
and manufactured within 500 miles of the Brown campus for at least 10% of the total materials value. An example of a regional product
used in Rhode Island Hall is the desks which were purchased and manufactured locally. By following the requirements for this credit,
the design team increased the demand for regional materials, thereby reducing the negative environmental effects, such as CO2 emissions
from transportation. Furthermore, regional purchases support the regional economy.
Credit 6 - Rapidly Renewable Materials: The intent of this credit
is to reduce the depletion of finite, non-renewable, raw materials by using rapidly renewable ones instead. To earn this credit, Rhode Island Hall
uses materials that renew themselves quicker than traditional materials for more than 2.5% of the total materials. Most notable, the
floor of the building is cork, a thermally efficient material sustainably harvested from cork oak trees, which re-grow their bark every
Credit 7 - Certified Wood: Over 88% of new wood for the project is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Wood.