29 Sep '14, 5pm

Federal Guiding Principles for new construction and major renovations: now required for Federal Agencies

Federal Guiding Principles for new construction and major renovations: now required for Federal Agencies

Recycled Content . Per Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), for EPA-designated products, specify products meeting or exceeding EPA's recycled content recommendations. For other products, specify materials with recycled content when practicable. If EPA-designated products meet performance requirements and are available at a reasonable cost, a preference for purchasing them shall be included in all solicitations relevant to construction, operation, maintenance of or use in the building. EPA’s recycled content product designations and recycled content recommendations are available on EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guideline web site . Biobased Content . Per Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (FSRIA), for USDA-designated products, specify products with the highest content level per USDA's biobased content recommendations. ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/federal-guiding-principles-...

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greenbuildingelements.com 29 Sep '14, 8pm

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greenbuildingelements.com 29 Sep '14, 6pm

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greenbuildingelements.com 30 Sep '14, 9pm

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greenbuildingelements.com 03 Oct '14, 9pm

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greenbuildingelements.com 06 Oct '14, 8pm

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greenbuildingelements.com 06 Oct '14, 2pm

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wcs.org 30 Sep '14, 7am

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greenbuildingelements.com 06 Oct '14, 8pm

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