RCP BLOCK & BRICK
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RCP Go Green: Certified Green Manufacturer
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RCP Block & Brick: Certified Green Products

ICC-ES Certified for Recycled ContentRCP Block & Brick, Inc. has received third-party confirmation from the ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES), that its special order masonry units comply with the provisions of the ICC-ES SAVE Evaluation Guideline for Determining of Recycled Content of Materials (EG101). An overview of the evaluation report is below.

To view the actual report, please visit: http://saveprogram.icc-es.org/reports/pdf/VAR-1003.pdf

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ICC-ES SAVE Verification of Attributes Report - VAR-1003
Division: 04-Masonry
Section: 04 22 00 - Concrete Unit Masonry
Section: 04220 - Concrete Masonry Units

EVALUATION SUBJECT: RCP Block & Brick Concrete Masonry Units

1.0 - EVALUATION SCOPE

Compliance with the following evaluation guideline:
ICC-ES Evaluation Guideline for Determining of Recycled Content of Materials (EG101), dated October 2008.

Compliance eligibility with the applicable sections of the following green building rating systems, standards and codes:

  • ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard (Table 2 below)
  • LEED for New Construction 2009 (Table 3 below)
  • LEED for Homes (See Table 4 for details)
  • 2008 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11 (Table 5 below)
  • Green Globes for New Construction (Table 6 below)

2.0 - USES

RCP Block & Brick concrete masonry units are used for load-bearing and non load-bearing wall construction and also for masonry veneer applications.

3.0 - DESCRIPTION

RCP Block & Brick concrete masonry units are manufactured in hollow and solid, structural and non structural units with lightweight or normal-weight aggregates. Typical unit widths are 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 inches (102, 152, 203, 254, 305, and 406 mm), while typical heights are 4, 6, and 8 inches (102, 152, and 203 mm).

The RCP Block & Brick concrete masonry units contain the minimum type and percentage of recycled content by weight, as set forth in Table 1.

4.0 - CONDITIONS

4.1 Code Compliance:
Evaluation of RCP Block & Brick concrete masonry units for compliance with the requirements of the International Codes is outside the scope of this evaluation report. Evidence of code compliance must be submitted by the permit applicant to the Authority Having Jurisdiction for approval.

4.2 Green Rating Systems and Standards Eligibility:
The information presented in Tables 2 through 6 of this report provides a matrix of areas of evaluation and corresponding limitations and/or additional project-specific requirements and offer benefit to individuals who are assessing eligibility for credits or points.

The final interpretation of the specific requirements of the respective green building rating system and/or standard rests with the developer of that specific rating system or standard of the AHJ, as applicable.

Compliance for items noted as "Verified Attribute" are subject to any conditions noted in Tables 2 through 6. The user is advised of the project-specific provisions that may be contingent upon meeting specific conditions and the verification of those conditions is outside the scope of this report. Rating systems or standards often provide supplemental information as guidance.

5.0 - BASIS OF EVALUATION

The information in this report, including the "Verified Attribute", is based upon the following supporting documentation:

ICC-ES Evaluation Guideline for Determining of Recycled Content of Materials (EG101). (ICC 700 Section 604.1; LEED NC MR Credit 4; LEED Homes MR Credit 2.2; CGBSC Section 705.4; Green Globes Section 10.2.1.1)

6.0 - IDENTIFICATION

RCP Block & Brick concrete masonry units are identified with the manufacturer's name, address and telephone number; the model name; and the VAR number (VAR-1003).


TABLE 1 - Minimum Recycled Content by Weight Summary
Product
% Pre-consumer recycled content
% Post-consumer recycled content
% In-Process recycled content - As Is
% In-Process recycled content - Treated
% Minimum recycled content
RCP Block & Brick concrete masonry units (all sizes)
0
25
0
0
25

TABLES 2 - 6

Section Number Section Intent Possible Points Conditions of use to qualify for points
TABLE 2 - Summary of Area of Eligibility with the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard
604.1 Use 2 or more major and/or minor building materials containing recycled content. 2 (6 Max) 2, 4, or 6 points may be earned when products are used with another major building component with recycled content of 25% < 50%; 50% < 75%; >/= 75%, respectively.
TABLE 3 - Summary of Area Eligibility with USGBC's LEED for New Construction (v 2.2 and 3)
MR 4 Recycled Content 1 (2 Max) To earn 1 point use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post consumer recycled content plus 1/2 of the pre consumer content constitutes at least 10%, based on cost, of the total value of the materials in the project. To earn 2 points use 20% or more.
TABLE 4 - Summary of Area Eligibility with USGBC's LEED for Homes
MR 2.2 Recycled Content .5 To earn .5 point, use masonry for exterior walls where the masonry with recycled content such that the sum of the post consumer recycled content plus 1/2 of the postindustrial (pre consumer) content constitutes a minimum total recycled content of 25%.
TABLE 5 - Summary of Area Eligibility with the 2008 California Green Building Standards Code
705.4 Recycled Content N/A Use materials with a post consumer or pre consumer recycled value for a minimum of 10% of the total value, based on estimated cost of materials on the project.
TABLE 6 - Summary of Area Eligibility with GBI's Green Globes Standard
10.1.2 Materials Content - Assemblies 1 (8 Max)

Recycled post consumer or postindustrial (pre consumer) content materials accounted for 1% to 20% or more of building materials.

Percentage is calculated as 100 x A (total cost or weight of recycled content materials) divided by B (total cost or weight of all building materials)