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LEED™ Fact Sheet
Stainless Steel Sheet,Plate & Reinforcing Bars for the Building & Construction Market
(LEED™ is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. The LEED Green Building Rating System™, as promulgated by the U.S. Green Building Council, aims to improve occupant well-being, environmental performance and economic returns of buildings using established and innovative practice, standards and technologies.)
The stainless steel producing members of the Specialty Steel Industry of North America indicated that the average recycled content of 300 series stainless steel grades that are generally used in the building and construction market is approximately 75 to 85%.
Not only does the stainless steel used in the building and construction industry contain a high percentage of both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content, at the end of its long, useful life in your building application it is 100% recyclable. Stainless building components can be repeatedly recycled back into similar products with no loss of quality.