SUSTAINABILITY/LEED

What is LEED?

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a sustainable future. USGBC has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, which has become the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.  The intent of the system is to establish guidelines to ensure attention is given to utilization of natural resources, site selection, site preparation, site development, pollution and building materials selection.

LEED V4

Launched November 2013 and replaced LEED v2009

Materials & Resources (MR)

  • Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
    • MPI Doors & Frames have a long life-cycle and should allow re-sue on LEED projects
  • Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
    • Option 1 Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
      • MPI has taken part in third-party certifications for both industry-wide and product-specific EPD'
    • Option 2 Multi-Attribute Optimization
      • MPI has demonstrated impact reduction below industry average in all six of the indicated categories and qualifies for this credit.
  • Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials
    • Steel makes up over 90% of MPI's finished products and is one of the most recycled raw material in the world
Product Post-Consumer
Recycled Content
Pre-Consumer
Recycled Content
Total Recycled
Content (formulated)
Frame 27.6% 53.5% 54.35%
Polystyrene Core Door 28.2% 54.9% 55.65%
  • Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients
    • MPI has published a Health Product Declaration (HPD) - available in resource list

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)

  • Daylight
    • MPI product using glazing will allow more light flow and will assist in achieving this credit
  • Quality Views
    • MPI product using glazing will allow for better views and will assist in achieving this credit
  • Acoustic Performance
    • MPI offers a wide range of Sound Transmission Class (STC) solutions that could assist in achieving this credit.

LEED V2009

This credit launched April 2009
USGBC is no longer accepting new project to register under this version. They will continue to accept paperwork for already approved projects until the sunset date of June 30, 2021.

Materials & Resources (MR)

  • Recycled Content (MRc4.1 & MRc4.2)
    • MRc4.1 requires 10% total recycled content based on formulation
    • MRc4.2 requires 20% total recycled content based on formulation
Product Post-Consumer
Recycled Content
Pre-Consumer
Recycled Content
Total Recycled
Content (formulated)
Frame 27.6% 53.5% 54.35%
Polystyrene Core Door 28.2% 54.9% 55.65%
  • Regional Materials (MRc5.1 & MRc5.2)
    • Criteria requires material suppliers to be within 500 mile radius from job site.
    • MPI uses various steel suppliers and can typically route our supply to meet this criteria.

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)

  • Daylight
    • MPI product using glazing will allow more light flow and will assist in achieving this credit
  • Quality Views
    • MPI product using glazing will allow for better views and will assist in achieving this credit
  • Acoustic Performance
    • MPI offers a wide range of Sound Transmission Class (STC) solutions that could assist in achieving this credit.

MPI's Commitment

The MPI Group, LLC is committed to providing products with the best sustainability. Steel making up more than 90% of our products is one of the most recycled materials in the World. The MPI Group, LLC has a committed sourcing program to work with our vendors to keep our materials all manufactured in the United States, as well as keeping the environmental impact low.  In some cases you will see that The MPI Group, LLC preformed better when evaluated by a third-party under our Environmental Product Declaration and Life Cycle Assessment.

 


MPI Exclusive! LEED submittal/compliance package, now customized for individual projects, is available upon request.