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New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials & products Washington, D.C.—(May 24, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment , which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases. “LEED v4, the latest version of the LEED green building system, has begun a shift in how we think about health and building materials,” said Scot Horst , chief product officer, USGBC. “We have a focus on transparency and optimization so specifiers can know what they are using and can reward innovation. But understanding how a material impacts human health requires a full understanding of hazard and exposure. The new pilot credit is a first step toward...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/us-green-building-council-a...

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