18 Jan '14, 10pm

EHS joins HPD and PTD as the latest reporting tool for building product health - via @bglive

A new way to report product ingredients, the Environmental and Health Statement, puts yet another spin on transparency. By Paula Melton Excerpt from EHS for Rubber Tile As seen on the first page of this new disclosure tool, product ingredients and certain hazard information appear. For this product, more than 2% of the ingredients are unknown, but EPEA says it will encourage manufacturers to disclose all hazards down to 100 parts per million. Resilient flooring manufacturer Tarkett and the German consulting company EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH (EPEA) have developed a new product ingredient disclosure format called an Environmental and Health Statement, or EHS. The new tool, which draws on aspects of the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) standard, aims to give designers and specifiers a clear view into product ingredients and other environmental attributes; it will also tr...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/12/30/...

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