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Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients

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CI-v4.1 MRc5: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients 1-2 points

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Intent

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products for which the chemical ingredients in the product are inventoried using an accepted methodology and for selecting products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances. To reward raw material manufacturers who produce products verified to have improved life-cycle impacts.

Requirements

Option 1. Material Ingredient Reporting (1 point)
Use at least 10 different permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers that use any of the following programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm).
  • ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The documentation from the assessor or scorecard from BIFMA must demonstrate the product earned at least 3 points under 7.5.1.3 Advanced Level in e3-2014 or 3 points under 7.4.1.3 Advanced Level in e3-2012.
  • Cradle to Cradle. Product has Material Health Certificate or is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ under standard version 3 or later with a Material Health achievement level at the Bronze level or higher.
  • Declare. The Declare product label must meet the following requirements:
    • Declare labels designated as Red List Free, LBC Red List Free, or Declared.
    • Declare labels designated as LBC Red List Approved or LBC Compliant that demonstrate content inventory to 0.1% (1000 ppm).
  • Facts – NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric at any certification level.
  • Global Green TAG PHD labels issued after January 1, 2020.
  • Health Product Declaration. The end use product has a published and complete Health Product Declaration with full disclosure of known hazards in compliance with the Health Product Declaration Open Standard.
  • Living Product Challenge. The included Declare product label must demonstrate content inventory to 0.1% (1000 ppm).
  • Manufacturer Inventory. The manufacturer has published complete content inventory for the product following these guidelines:
    • A publicly available inventory of all ingredients identified by name and Chemical Abstract Service Registration Number (CASRN) and/or European Community Number (EC Number).
    • Materials defined as trade secret or intellectual property may withhold the name and/or CASRN/EC Number but must disclose ingredient/chemical role, amount and hazard score/class using either:
      • Greenscreen List Translator (LT) score and/or Full GreenScreen Benchmark (BM)
      • The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals rev.6 (2015) (GHS)
        • The hazard screen must be applied to each trade secret ingredient and the inventory lists the hazard category for each of the health hazards included in Part 3 of GHS (e.g. “GHS Category 2 Carcinogen”).
  • Product Lens Certification

Any compliant reports above with third-party verification that includes the verification of content inventory are worth 1.5 products for credit achievement calculations.

AND/OR

Option 2: Material Ingredient Optimization (1 point)
Use products that have a compliant material ingredient optimization report or action plan. Use at least 5 permanently installed products sourced from at least three different manufacturers. Products are valued according to the table below.
Report Type & Criteria Product Documentation Report Verification Valuation
Material Ingredient Screening and Optimization Action Plan Action Plan based on publicly available material inventory to at least 1,000ppm. Prepared by the manufacturer and signed by company executive ½ product
Advanced Inventory & Assessment: Inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) and no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards or GHS Category 1 hazards are present.

Or

Inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100ppm) and at least 75% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen. The remaining 25% by weight of product has been inventoried and the GreenScreen assessment is publicly available.
Cradle to Cradle Certified or Material Health Certificate at Bronze level or higher.
Declare labels designated as Red List Free or LBC Red List Free.
Health Product Declaration that meet optimization and verification criteria.
Living Product Challenge certified products that include a Red List Free or LBC Red List Free Declare label.
Manufacturer Inventory that meet optimization and verification criteria.
Third-party verified 1 product
Material Ingredient Optimization: Inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) and at least 95% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen. No BM-1 hazards are present. The remaining 5% not assessed has been inventoried and screened using GreenScreen List Translator and no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards are present. Cradle to Cradle Certified or Material Health Certificate at Silver level or higher.
Health Product Declaration that meet optimization and verification criteria.
Living Product Challenge certified products that achieve Imperative 09: Transparent Material Health.
Manufacturer Inventory that meet optimization and verification criteria.
1.5 products
International Alternative Compliance Path: Available to projects located outside of the US REACH Optimization:
Material Inventory to 100ppm with no substances found on the Authorization List – Annex XIV, the Restriction list – Annex XVII and the SVHC candidate list.
OR
Global Green TAG PHD report.
REACH report prepared by the manufacturer,
OR
PHD Report verified by Global Green TAG
1 product

For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at twice their base contributing number of products, up to a maximum of 2 products.

For all options
Meet the requirements of the credit above and include furniture and furnishings within the project’s scope of work.

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Addenda

7/10/2020Updated: 11/25/2020
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
1. Add the following after the bullet for Facts- NSF/ANSI 336

 Global Green TAG PHD labels issued after January 1, 2020

2. Delete the following bullet under Facts- NSF/ANSI 336:
Other USGBC approved programs meeting the material ingredient reporting criteria.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
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Intent

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products for which the chemical ingredients in the product are inventoried using an accepted methodology and for selecting products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances. To reward raw material manufacturers who produce products verified to have improved life-cycle impacts.

Requirements

Option 1. Material Ingredient Reporting (1 point)
Use at least 10 different permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers that use any of the following programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm).
  • ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The documentation from the assessor or scorecard from BIFMA must demonstrate the product earned at least 3 points under 7.5.1.3 Advanced Level in e3-2014 or 3 points under 7.4.1.3 Advanced Level in e3-2012.
  • Cradle to Cradle. Product has Material Health Certificate or is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ under standard version 3 or later with a Material Health achievement level at the Bronze level or higher.
  • Declare. The Declare product label must meet the following requirements:
    • Declare labels designated as Red List Free, LBC Red List Free, or Declared.
    • Declare labels designated as LBC Red List Approved or LBC Compliant that demonstrate content inventory to 0.1% (1000 ppm).
  • Facts – NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric at any certification level.
  • Global Green TAG PHD labels issued after January 1, 2020.
  • Health Product Declaration. The end use product has a published and complete Health Product Declaration with full disclosure of known hazards in compliance with the Health Product Declaration Open Standard.
  • Living Product Challenge. The included Declare product label must demonstrate content inventory to 0.1% (1000 ppm).
  • Manufacturer Inventory. The manufacturer has published complete content inventory for the product following these guidelines:
    • A publicly available inventory of all ingredients identified by name and Chemical Abstract Service Registration Number (CASRN) and/or European Community Number (EC Number).
    • Materials defined as trade secret or intellectual property may withhold the name and/or CASRN/EC Number but must disclose ingredient/chemical role, amount and hazard score/class using either:
      • Greenscreen List Translator (LT) score and/or Full GreenScreen Benchmark (BM)
      • The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals rev.6 (2015) (GHS)
        • The hazard screen must be applied to each trade secret ingredient and the inventory lists the hazard category for each of the health hazards included in Part 3 of GHS (e.g. “GHS Category 2 Carcinogen”).
  • Product Lens Certification

Any compliant reports above with third-party verification that includes the verification of content inventory are worth 1.5 products for credit achievement calculations.

AND/OR

Option 2: Material Ingredient Optimization (1 point)
Use products that have a compliant material ingredient optimization report or action plan. Use at least 5 permanently installed products sourced from at least three different manufacturers. Products are valued according to the table below.
Report Type & Criteria Product Documentation Report Verification Valuation
Material Ingredient Screening and Optimization Action Plan Action Plan based on publicly available material inventory to at least 1,000ppm. Prepared by the manufacturer and signed by company executive ½ product
Advanced Inventory & Assessment: Inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) and no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards or GHS Category 1 hazards are present.

Or

Inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100ppm) and at least 75% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen. The remaining 25% by weight of product has been inventoried and the GreenScreen assessment is publicly available.
Cradle to Cradle Certified or Material Health Certificate at Bronze level or higher.
Declare labels designated as Red List Free or LBC Red List Free.
Health Product Declaration that meet optimization and verification criteria.
Living Product Challenge certified products that include a Red List Free or LBC Red List Free Declare label.
Manufacturer Inventory that meet optimization and verification criteria.
Third-party verified 1 product
Material Ingredient Optimization: Inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) and at least 95% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen. No BM-1 hazards are present. The remaining 5% not assessed has been inventoried and screened using GreenScreen List Translator and no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards are present. Cradle to Cradle Certified or Material Health Certificate at Silver level or higher.
Health Product Declaration that meet optimization and verification criteria.
Living Product Challenge certified products that achieve Imperative 09: Transparent Material Health.
Manufacturer Inventory that meet optimization and verification criteria.
1.5 products
International Alternative Compliance Path: Available to projects located outside of the US REACH Optimization:
Material Inventory to 100ppm with no substances found on the Authorization List – Annex XIV, the Restriction list – Annex XVII and the SVHC candidate list.
OR
Global Green TAG PHD report.
REACH report prepared by the manufacturer,
OR
PHD Report verified by Global Green TAG
1 product

For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at twice their base contributing number of products, up to a maximum of 2 products.

For all options
Meet the requirements of the credit above and include furniture and furnishings within the project’s scope of work.

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