LEED Information

J.R. Hoe & Sons is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and takes an active role in supporting a greener built environment as a manufacturer of products certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. J.R. Hoe downspout boots can be utilized to meet specific LEED credits in the following ways:

Materials and Resources Credit 4: Recycled Content
The intent of this credit is to increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing the environmental impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

Materials and Resources Credit 5: Regional Materials
The intent of this credit is to increase demand for materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.


Recycled Content of Hoe Cast Products (2012 Production Data)
Total Scrap Steel Used Total Raw Iron Content Total Post-consumer Recycled Content Total Pre-Consumer Recycled Content
82% 18% 67% 15%


LEED Value for Recycled Content ( % Post Consumer + 1/2% Pre-Consumer ) = 74.5%

J.R. Hoe Downspout Boots are manufactured in the company’s casting production facility in Kentucky/USA. Recycled scrap materials are melted and transformed daily into modern designed iron castings which are specified in infrastructure projects across the U.S.

For more information or if you require LEED Product Verification forms, please contact: info@downspoutboots.com