LEED Point Chart

At MBCI, we take LEED project documentation seriously and issue only project-specific documentation for USGBC submittals, so please contact your sales representative for LEED documentation on existing contracts. If you are looking for general LEED information for the purposes of guidance, please review the chart below. For LEED v3 general information, see our LEED v3 chart. For LEED v4 general information, consult the Environmental Product Declaration, Life Cycle Assessment and Cool Roof sections below.

LEED®-NC Metal Building Credit Guide1


Name Description Number of Points2 Reason
SS Credit 5.1 Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat 1 Being shop fabricated, NCI metal buildings allow field assembly using a minimal work area.
SS Credit 7.1 Heat Island Effect: Non-roof Up to 2 (1 plus 1 Exemplary Performance point4) By deploying parking covers with NCI roof products, 1 point is earned for 50% of spaces covered, and an exemplary performance point can be earned for 100% of spaces covered.
SS Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof 1 Our Snow White, Ivory, Bone White, and Solar White colors meet the low-slope requirement and all NCI colors meet the steep slope requirement of this credit.
EA Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance Up to 10 By utilizing NCI cool roof colors3 and insulated metal panels in your energy models, you can reduce external loads and downsize HVAC equipment to help get the most points possible.
MR Credit 4 Recycled Content: 10% and 20% Up to 2 Depending on the nature of the project, NCI metal buildings will contain between 25% and 60% recycled steel by weight5 (Post-consumer plus ½ Pre-consumer). On a typical project, this will represent about 40% of our contract value.
EQ Credit 8.2 Daylight and Views: Daylight 75% of spaces 1 NCI’s insulated light-transmitting panels are excellent diffusers when used on the roof or walls.


  1. This table assumes LEED-NC v 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
  2. LEED requirements are based on all materials constructed under the project contract, of which the metal building is only a portion. Actual requirements may not be achieved once all materials are considered. Credit values shown on this table reflect those available, not necessarily those that are earned for a given project.
  3. The use of cool roof colors may actually not be allowed in the energy code used for your project. In colder climates, darker roof colors may result in optimal energy performance. Consult your design professional for local requirements.
  4. The claiming of Exemplary Performance points may be limited.
  5. Using the U.S. Steel Recycling Institute industry averages for October 2012.
  6. For more information about LEED and the USGBC’s requirements for LEED Certification, please visit www.usgbc.org/LEED.
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