G&P Millwork and LEED® 
Based on LEED® Canada for Commercial Interiors (CI) 

Materials & Resources Requirements Application
MR Credit 4.1 Recycled Content: 10%,(post-consumer + ½ post-industrial) Use materials inc. furniture and furnishings with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial (or pre-consumer) content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project. Most composite wood materials used have 100% post-industrial/pre-consumer recycled content.
MR Credit 4.2 Recycled Content: 20%,(post-consumer + ½ post-industrial) Use materials inc. furniture and furnishings with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial (pre-consumer) content constitutes at least 20% of the total value of the materials in the project. Most composite wood materials used have 100% post-industrial/pre-consumer recycled content.
MR Credit 5.1 20% Manufactured Regionally Use a min. of 20% of the combined value of construction and furniture materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 800 Km (500 miles) of the project. Manufacturing refers to the final assembly of components into the building product that is furnished and installed by the tradesmen. Dependent on jobsite location.

G&P Millwork’s facilities are approx. 30km from Toronto’s, Financial District
MR Credit 5.2 10% Extracted and Manufactured Regionally In addition to MR 5.1, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and furniture materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 800km (500 miles of the project). Dependent on jobsite location and project material specifications.

G&P Millwork facilities are approx. 30km from Toronto’s Financial District.
MR Credit 6 Rapidly Renewable Materials Use rapidly renewable construction and furniture and furnishings materials and products, made from plants that are typically harvested within a 10 yr or shorter cycle, for 5% of the total value of all new materials and products used in the project. Materials used as per project specifications.E.g. of rapidly renewable material: Bamboo Veneer
MR Credit 7 Certified Wood Use a min. of 50% of new wood-based materials and products, certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s Principals and Criteria.
Indoor Environmental Quality Requirements Application
EQ Credit 4.1 Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants The VOC content of adhesives, sealants and sealant priers used must be less than the VOC content limits of the SCAQMD Rule#1168 (only applies to adhesives and sealants used inside on the construction site) SCAQMD Rule#1168: Drywall and Panel Adhesives VOC Limit (less water) of 50g/L

G&P uses a Panel Adhesive with VOC’s (less water) of 6.6 g/L
EQ Credit 4.4 Low Emitting Materials: Composite Wood and Laminate Adhesives Composite wood and agrifiber products, including core materials, must contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins (NAUF). Adhesives used to fabricate laminated assemblies containing these products must contain no urea-formaldehyde(NAUF). G&P product components of Particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, panel substrates and door cores can all be ordered containing no-added urea formaldehyde.

As a standard all of G&P’s laminate adhesives have no added-urea formaldehyde.
MR Credit 4.1
Materials & Resources
Recycled Content: 10%(post-consumer + ½ post-industrial)

Requirements
Use materials inc. furniture and furnishings with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial (or pre-consumer) content constitutes at least 10% of the total value of the materials in the project.

Application
Most composite wood materials used have 100% post-industrial/pre-consumerrecycled content.
MR Credit 4.2
Materials & Resources
Recycled Content: 20%, (post-consumer + ½ post-industrial)

Requirements
Use materials inc. furniture and furnishings with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial (pre-consumer) content constitutes at least 20% of the total value of the materials in the project.

Application
Most composite wood materials used have 100% post-industrial/pre-consumer recycled content.
MR Credit 5.1
Materials & Resources
20% Manufactured Regionally

Requirements
Use a min. of 20% of the combined value of construction and furniture materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 800 Km (500 miles) of the project. Manufacturing refers to the final assembly of components into the building product that is furnished and installed by the tradesmen.

Application
Dependant on jobsite locationG&P Millwork’s facilities are approx. 30km from Toronto’s, Financial District
MR Credit 5.2
Materials & Resources
10% Extracted and Manufactured Regionally

Requirements
In addition to MR 5.1, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and furniture materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 800km (500 miles of the project.

Application
Dependant on jobsite location and project material specifications.G&P Millwork facilities are approx. 30km from Toronto’s Financial District
MR Credit 6
Materials & Resources
Rapidly Renewable Materials

Requirements
Use rapidly renewable construction and furniture and furnishings materials and products, made from plants that are typically harvested within a 10 yr or shorter cycle, for 5% of the total value of all new materials and products used in the project.

Application
Materials used as per project specifications. E.g. of rapidly renewable material: Bamboo Veneer
MR Credit 7
Materials & Resources
Certified Wood

Requirements
Use a min. of 50% of new wood-based materials and products, certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s Principals and Criteria.
EQ Credit 4.1
Indoor Environmental Quality
Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants

Requirements
The VOC content of adhesives, sealants and sealant priers used must be less than the VOC content limits of the SCAQMD Rule#1168 (only applies to adhesives and sealants used inside on the construction site)

Application
SCAQMD Rule#1168: Drywall and Panel Adhesives VOC Limit (less water) of,50g/L

G&P uses a Panel Adhesive with VOC’s (less water) of 6.6 g/L
EQ Credit 4.4
Indoor Environmental Quality
Low Emitting Materials: Composite Wood and Laminate Adhesives

Requirements
Composite wood and agrifiber products, including core materials, must contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins (NAUF). Adhesives used to fabricate laminated assemblies containing these products must contain no urea-formaldehyde(NAUF).

Application
G&P product components of Particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, panel substrates and door cores can all be ordered containing no-added urea formaldehyde.

As a standard all of G&P’s laminate adhesives have no added-urea formaldehyde
 

FORMALDEHYDE FACT

When considering formaldehyde emissions, it is important to understand that there are two types of formaldehyde resins.

  • Urea Formaldehyde (UF)
  • Phenol Formaldehyde (PF)

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong smelling gas widely used as an adhesive to manufacture building materials and numerous composite board products. Products made of urea formaldehyde release formaldehyde gas; products made of phenol formaldehyde generally emit lower levels of the gas. Formaldehyde-related problems have been associated with certain urea formaldehyde adhesives but not with the phenol formaldehyde adhesives.

No-Added Formaldehyde is a bit of a misnomer. The requirement refers correctly to no added urea formaldehyde. To achieve this performance level composite board manufacturers use resins with phenol formaldehydes.