Steel is one of the world’s most sustainable construction materials. Its strength and durability coupled with its ability to be endlessly recycled without ever losing quality make it truly compatible with long‐term sustainable development. The steel industry is one of the few industries that can claim to have truly embraced the benefits of reducing energy to manufacture its products. Since 1990 the steel industry in North America has reduced the energy use per ton of steel produced by 31%.
The new paper explores MR credit categories, including Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction, Sourcing of Raw Materials, Material Ingredients and Design for Flexibility, as well as Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation.