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Is PVC Banned in LEED v4? » a well-reasoned debunking of a needless freakout.

Is PVC Banned in LEED v4? » a well-reasoned debunking of a needless freakout.

Is LEED v4 leading architects to arbitrarily avoid PVC, to the detriment of their projects? The Vinyl Institute says it is. We check the facts. Would PVC-containing products like these carpet tiles from InterfaceFLOR be banned under LEED v4? The short answer is "no." Photo – InterfaceFLOR The vinyl industry has been vocally opposed to the new LEED v4 MR credits, even going so far as to characterize MRc4 Option 2 as a ban on PVC. The Vinyl Insitute, which represents PVC polymer makers, warned BuildingGreen in an email that LEED v4 “can actually lead architects and designers to make bad decisions in order to secure credits so they can market their buildings.” Does LEED v4 ban PVC? Let's look at the details of the new rating system. LEED-NC v4 does not ban any building materials It’s important to note that LEED-NC v4 does not actually ban any building materials. MRc4 is optio...

Full article: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/pvc-banned-leed-v4

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