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Healthcare-v4.1 MRc4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients 1-2 points

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

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 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that use any of the following programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm). (10 different permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers for CS and Warehouses & Distribution Centers)

  • 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”).
  • 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.
  • 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 or Declared.
    • Declare labels designated as LBC Compliant that demonstrate content inventory to 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.
  • Product Lens Certification
  • Facts – NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric at any certification level.
  • USGBC approved program. Other USGBC approved programs meeting the material ingredient reporting criteria.
  • 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 permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers that document their material ingredient optimization using the paths below. Choose either 10 compliant products, or select products that constitute at least 10%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed products in the project.

    Material Ingredient Screening and Optimization Action Plan (value at 50% by cost or ½ product)

    • The manufacturer has screened the product to at least 1,000 ppm and has provided a publicly available inventory meeting the requirements of Option 1 and completed a detailed action plan to mitigate or reduce known hazards using the principles of green chemistry. The action plan must be product-specific (not company, manufacturer or brand), and must include the following information:
      • Description of the screening or assessment platform used by manufacturer to complete the material ingredient screening and analysis.
      • Identification of the specific green chemistry principles targeted for implementation in the action plan.
      • Description of specific steps anticipated in implementation of the action plan. Include proposed changes in formulation or manufacturing processes that are planned as part of green chemistry optimization strategy.
      • Specific dates and a full timeline for completion of all the steps described in the action plan.

    Advanced Inventory & Assessment (value at 100% by cost or 1 product):

    • The end use product meets the requirements of any of the following:
      • Manufacturer Inventory or Health Product Declaration: The product has demonstrated a chemical inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) with no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards or GHS Category 1 hazards. The HPD or Manufacturer Inventory must be third party verified.
      • Manufacturer Inventory or HPD: The product has demonstrated a chemical inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100ppm) and at least 75% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen Benchmark assessment. The remaining 25% by weight of product has been inventoried. The GreenScreen assessment must be publicly available. The HPD or Manufacturer Inventory must be third-party verified.
      • Declare labels designated as Red List Free that are third-party verified.
      • 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.

    Material Ingredient Optimization (value at 150% by cost or 1.5 products)

    • The end use product has demonstrated a product inventory and assessment of ingredients using any of the following programs:
      • Manufacturer Inventory or HPD: The product has demonstrated a chemical inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100ppm) and at least 95% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen Benchmark assessment. No Benchmark 1 hazards (BM-1) are present in the end use product. The remaining 5% by weight of product not assessed has been inventoried and screened using GreenScreen List Translator and no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards are present in the end use product. The documents must be third party verified.
      • 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 Silver level or higher.

    International Alternative Compliance Path – REACH Optimization (value at 100% of cost or 1 product)

    • End use products and materials have fully inventoried chemical ingredients to 100 ppm and assess each substance against the Authorization List – Annex XIV, the Restriction list – Annex XVII and the SVHC candidate list, (the version in effect June 2013,) proving that no such substance is included in the product. If the product contains no ingredients listed on the REACH Authorization, Restriction, and Candidate list.

    USGBC approved program.

    • Products that comply with USGBC approved building product optimization criteria for material ingredient optimization and/or advanced inventory & assessment pathways.

    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 cost (or number of products), up to a maximum of 200% of cost, or 2 products.

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    LEEDuser expert

    Nadav Malin

    LEED Fellow

    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    LEED Fellow, President

    USGBC logo

    © Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

    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 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that use any of the following programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm). (10 different permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers for CS and Warehouses & Distribution Centers)

    • 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”).
  • 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.
  • 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 or Declared.
    • Declare labels designated as LBC Compliant that demonstrate content inventory to 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.
  • Product Lens Certification
  • Facts – NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric at any certification level.
  • USGBC approved program. Other USGBC approved programs meeting the material ingredient reporting criteria.
  • 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 permanently installed products from at least three different manufacturers that document their material ingredient optimization using the paths below. Choose either 10 compliant products, or select products that constitute at least 10%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed products in the project.

    Material Ingredient Screening and Optimization Action Plan (value at 50% by cost or ½ product)

    • The manufacturer has screened the product to at least 1,000 ppm and has provided a publicly available inventory meeting the requirements of Option 1 and completed a detailed action plan to mitigate or reduce known hazards using the principles of green chemistry. The action plan must be product-specific (not company, manufacturer or brand), and must include the following information:
      • Description of the screening or assessment platform used by manufacturer to complete the material ingredient screening and analysis.
      • Identification of the specific green chemistry principles targeted for implementation in the action plan.
      • Description of specific steps anticipated in implementation of the action plan. Include proposed changes in formulation or manufacturing processes that are planned as part of green chemistry optimization strategy.
      • Specific dates and a full timeline for completion of all the steps described in the action plan.

    Advanced Inventory & Assessment (value at 100% by cost or 1 product):

    • The end use product meets the requirements of any of the following:
      • Manufacturer Inventory or Health Product Declaration: The product has demonstrated a chemical inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) with no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards or GHS Category 1 hazards. The HPD or Manufacturer Inventory must be third party verified.
      • Manufacturer Inventory or HPD: The product has demonstrated a chemical inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100ppm) and at least 75% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen Benchmark assessment. The remaining 25% by weight of product has been inventoried. The GreenScreen assessment must be publicly available. The HPD or Manufacturer Inventory must be third-party verified.
      • Declare labels designated as Red List Free that are third-party verified.
      • 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.

    Material Ingredient Optimization (value at 150% by cost or 1.5 products)

    • The end use product has demonstrated a product inventory and assessment of ingredients using any of the following programs:
      • Manufacturer Inventory or HPD: The product has demonstrated a chemical inventory to at least 0.01% by weight (100ppm) and at least 95% by weight of product is assessed using GreenScreen Benchmark assessment. No Benchmark 1 hazards (BM-1) are present in the end use product. The remaining 5% by weight of product not assessed has been inventoried and screened using GreenScreen List Translator and no GreenScreen LT-1 hazards are present in the end use product. The documents must be third party verified.
      • 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 Silver level or higher.

    International Alternative Compliance Path – REACH Optimization (value at 100% of cost or 1 product)

    • End use products and materials have fully inventoried chemical ingredients to 100 ppm and assess each substance against the Authorization List – Annex XIV, the Restriction list – Annex XVII and the SVHC candidate list, (the version in effect June 2013,) proving that no such substance is included in the product. If the product contains no ingredients listed on the REACH Authorization, Restriction, and Candidate list.

    USGBC approved program.

    • Products that comply with USGBC approved building product optimization criteria for material ingredient optimization and/or advanced inventory & assessment pathways.

    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 cost (or number of products), up to a maximum of 200% of cost, or 2 products.

    LEEDuser expert

    Nadav Malin

    LEED Fellow

    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    LEED Fellow, President

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