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LEED v2009
Existing Building Operations
Materials and Resources
Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods

LEED CREDIT

EBOM-2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods

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Purchasing for our organization takes place in the LEED-EBOM project building, but not all durable goods that are purchased end up being used there. Should we include all of the purchases in MRc2?

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How can EPEAT products help me achieve my project’s sustainability goals?

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We have multiple tenants in our building, some of which are not responsive to requests for purchasing records. Can we exclude their purchases?

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Can I use the LEED-NC default of 25% recycled content for steel in our furniture purchases?

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What if we don’t purchase any durable goods during our performance period? Is there anything we can do to capture these points?

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What if an electric-powered item we purchased is not eligible for an Energy Star rating? Since it’s currently not possible for this item to receive a rating, do we need to include it in the calculations?

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Our organization has a centralized purchasing program that buys products for several buildings, including the one pursuing LEED-EBOM certification. It’s difficult to track which durable goods purchases are used in the project building versus the many other buildings in our organization. Do you have any suggestions?

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Purchasing for our organization takes place in the LEED-EBOM project building, but not all durable goods that are purchased end up being used there. Should we include all of the purchases in MRc2?

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How can EPEAT products help me achieve my project’s sustainability goals?

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What exactly qualifies as an item or material salvaged onsite?

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We have multiple tenants in our building, some of which are not responsive to requests for purchasing records. Can we exclude their purchases?

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Can I use the LEED-NC default of 25% recycled content for steel in our furniture purchases?

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What if we don’t purchase any durable goods during our performance period? Is there anything we can do to capture these points?

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What if an electric-powered item we purchased is not eligible for an Energy Star rating? Since it’s currently not possible for this item to receive a rating, do we need to include it in the calculations?

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Our organization has a centralized purchasing program that buys products for several buildings, including the one pursuing LEED-EBOM certification. It’s difficult to track which durable goods purchases are used in the project building versus the many other buildings in our organization. Do you have any suggestions?

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Ashwini Arun

WSP
Sustainability Manager

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