"For Option 2, new pathways are intended to reward initial first steps, leadership in life cycle impact reductions, and optimized products that have lowered embodied carbon and other impacts. The cost threshold has been removed to allow simpler achievement criteria. Option 2 now only has a number of products-based threshold: procure 5 products from at least three different manufacturers. Manufacturers that do not have comparable lifecycle data will find an entry-level pathway in Option 2 that rewards “action plans” for those who demonstrate initiative towards reducing life cycle impacts."
Revise first sentence under Step by Step Guidance to read as:
"Select which option(s) to pursue. Option 1 and 2 are now based on number of products only, and some products may contribute to both Options 1 and 2. "
Revise the second paragraph under Step 3: Calculate Compliance to read as:
"Option 2: The cost-based pathway is no longer available. Choose products that sum to at least 5 products from 3 or more manufacturers that meet at least one of the requirements listed in Option 2...."
Replace Equation 2 under Calculations with:
"The cost-based pathway is no longer used for this credit. See Equation 3 below. "
Delete the first bullet under Equation 3.
Revise the Note under the bullet to read as "Note: no single product may contribute more than 2X value.
In the first sentence of the Option 2 Embodied Carbon/LCA Optimization Report Guidance - Action Plans paragraph, delete "50% of cost or"
In the bullets under Option 2 Embodied Carbon/LCA Optimization Report Guidance, delete all instances of "100% by cost or", "150% by cost or", and 200% by cost or"
In first bullet under Notes on Calculations, replace "200% of cost" with "2X value"
In second paragraph under Exemplary Performance, replace "20% by cost or 20" with "10"