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#SustainableSunday - Related News: Green Chemistry Meets Green Building

#SustainableSunday - Related News: Green Chemistry Meets Green Building

All of those programs are relevant in LEED v4, but none represents a full green-chemistry framework. Option 3 of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization–Material Ingredients attempts to do that to a greater degree while still heavily emphasizing toxicity issues over those related to energy and waste (the latter may be addressed through life-cycle assessment and environmental product declarations). The credit option requires product manufacturers to commit to green chemistry and green chemical engineering (which has its own related principles ) by eliminating hazards to the extent possible and then managing the risk of exposure to remaining hazards.

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