Our steel tubes have always earned points for strength. Now they can earn points for LEED certification.
Bull Moose® Tube has earned an environmental product declaration (EPD) from Underwriters Laboratories — making Bull Moose the only manufacturer in the HSS field with EPD certification.
This is particularly significant for building owners and contractors seeking LEED points, because EPDs for Materials and Resources are actually required in the new LEEDv4 standards that become mandatory on October 31, 2016.
Our entire HSS product line, which includes the Stratusteel range of high-strength, ultra-lightweight tube, can now help projects earn those LEED credits. This advantage springs from the environmental considerations observed by Bull Moose throughout the production of our hollow structural section products.
The EPD qualification was based on a variety of factors, including: how our raw materials are sourced, the extent of recycled materials utilized in our production, our scrap reclamation processes, the integrity of our manufacturing practices, and so on.
Ultimately, these criteria enabled UL to assess the environmental impacts of our product across its entire life cycle.
With this EPD, Bull Moose HSS becomes an even more valuable contributor to solid, sustainable buildings.