Recycled Content

To avoid the environmental consequences of extracting and processing virgin materials by using recycled and reclaimed materials.

  • Most products available with recycled content
  • Reduced virgin cement consumption in select products
  • Grout in concrete masonry can contain substantial percentage of SCM

Direct support of technical goals.

Note: ranges of LEED credit points include all specialties (New Construction, etc.) within a given rating system (BDCv3, etc.); highest point total may only apply to certain specialties.

CHPS MW3.1: 2 pts.
BDCv3 MRc4 up to 2 pts.
(Healthcare MRc3: up to 4 pts.)
NDv3 GIBc15: 1 pt.
BDCv4 MR BPDO - Sourcing: up to 2 pts.
NDv4 GIB Recycled and reused infrastructure: 1 pt.
Products /
  • Concrete unit masonry
  • Proto IITM post tension masonry site walls

Desert Block offers CMU with postconsumer / preconsumer recycled content blends (crushed reclaimed and waste product as aggregate replacement). Many stock items contain recycled material.1 The result is a corresponding reduction in consumption of virgin aggregates.

Please see next -
MR: Recycled Content (2)
as a substantial opportunity for recycled content.

¹ Please confer with your representative for current availability, content, and locations. Availability, percentages, and type of recycled content are subject to change. Recycled aggregates are inherently variable; the higher the recycled content, the greater the potential for color and texture variation. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Green Credits & Strategies : Recycled Content