MR 6

MR 6

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Rapidly Renewable Materials

Use materials that are harvested within a 10 year cycle for at least 5% of the total value of the building materials


MR 6 Requirements
Use raplidly renewable construction(Div 12 Furn and Furnishings) materials and products, made from plants that are typically harbested within a 10-year or shorter cycle, for 5% of the total value of all building materials and products used in the project
Consider materials such as:


Wool carpets

straw board, cotton batt insulation,

linoleum flooring

poplar OSB,

sunflower seed board

wheatgrass cabinetry


MR Credit 6 Exclusions
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems components are not to be included in the calculations.  Note that the denominator for the credit will differ from that of MR Credit 4, Recycled Content and MR Credit 5, Regional Materials, if plumbing products are included for those two credits.
Rapidly Renewable
materials are considered to be an agricultural product, both fiber and animal, that takes 10 years or less to grow or raise, and to harvest in an ongoing and sustainable fashion.