The process used in this metal production is known by the acronym LEED. It is currently being utilized to produce numerous fixtures and fittings that contribute towards a building’s overall infrastructure, the manufacture of hollow metal door frames being one good example.
The abovementioned acronym stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is currently graded by the Green Building Rating System. And it is informed by the industry standards set by the US’s Green Building Council (acronym being USGBC). In fact, LEED goes beyond the borders.
It is recognized as the most widely used green building rating system globally. The certifications used are globally recognized in terms of achieving sustainability. The system’s design intention is to create guidelines that give attention to the proper utilization of all natural resources. The criteria also include the selection of construction and manufacturing sites. And it has to do with the preparation of a specific site.
The selection of appropriate building materials using this system becomes paramount. And of course, pollution levels, if any, need to be closely monitored at all times. The LEED system has achieved a process of building life cycles impact reduction. Take the manufacture of those hollow metal door frames, for instance. The object of the exercise is to also ensure that these metal frames enjoy long lifespans. And if needs be, or as circumstances influence, these metal parts and components should be suitable for re-use.
Responsible manufacturers and building contractors may be signing up for environmental product declarations and/or building product disclosures, if these are directly relevant to them. Such disclosures take into account the materials that will be used. And ‘environmental product declarations’ also need to take into account third party circumstances, with the third party primarily being the client.