26 Nov '12, 4pm

All we want are the facts: support transparency wrt building products & #LEED credit for disclosure & optimization.

All we want are the facts: support transparency wrt building products & #LEED credit for disclosure & optimization.

Like Dragnet's Joe Friday, "All we want are the facts." Consumers in the building industry shouldn't have to be detectives to access information about the products we use. The next version of the LEED® green building certification program promises to ease our investigative process. It includes a new voluntary credit, Building product disclosure and optimization — material ingredients , to reward transparency in the marketplace and help reduce our dependency on harmful substances. It's a two-part process. Project teams first earn one point towards certification when they specify at least 20 products with disclosed ingredients. An additional point is granted when 25% of the products used also do not contain worst-in-class chemicals. Both representatives of USGBC member and non-member organizations are encouraged to participate in the public comment period for LEED v4 , open ...

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