MR 3.1, 3.2 & 3.3

MR Credit 3.1

Resource Reuse

Use salvaged, refurbished, or used materials for at least 5% of building material by value



MR Credit 3.2

Resource Reuse

Use salvaged, refurbished, or used materials for at least 10% of building material by value



What does Resource Reuse exclude?

Furniture and Furnishings

Just building not the stuff in the building.

Consider salvaged materials such as beams and post, flooring paneling, doors and frames, cabinetry, brick and decorative items.
These reused components may continue to serve their original function, but underwent refurbishement to become functional.  An example of this would be:
refurbished door hardware
The salvaged materials from both on-site and off-site can be applied to MR Credit 5, Regional Materials, if they comply with the requirements of that credit. Materials qualifying as reused for MR Credit 3.1 and 3.2 cannot be applied to the following credits:
MR 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6 or 7.
Reused or Salvaged Materials
include recovered construction materials reused in the project. Common salvaged materials include structural beams and postos, flooring, doors, cabinetry, brick and decorative items. Items that were never placed into service, but are being re-sold, are not salvaged materials.
Refurbished Materials
include those materials that have been restored to serve in place of a new item.  The refurbishing typically includes replacement of worn and non-functioning parts, and possibly refinishing.

MR 3.3 Resource Reuse

30% Furniture and Furnishings

Use salvaged, refurbished or used furniture for at least 30% of total furniture budget


What can be exluded from furniture list?
Artwork, interior plants and musical instruments
With justification, the project ream may use_____________________ greater than the amount paid for newly acquired refurbished product.
replacement values
When the determinations are being based on ______ new products, consider using the discounted contract prices as opposed to the published list price.
comparable new prodcuts
Replacement Value
is the estimated cost that the project team establishes for the product reused on the project.  It may be equal to the cost of the same quantity of new product.  When the exact product is no longer available, establish cost based upon the use of products with comparable features.
Market Value
presumed to be less than replacement value, equating either to the amount that was or would ahve been paid for the acutal reused materials.