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Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials

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Warehouses-NC-v4 MRc3: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials 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 verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.

Requirements

Option 1. raw material source and extraction reporting (1 point)
Use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include raw material supplier extraction locations, a commitment to long-term ecologically responsible land use, a commitment to reducing environmental harms from extraction and/or manufacturing processes, and a commitment to meeting applicable standards or programs voluntarily that address responsible sourcing criteria.
  • Products sourced from manufacturers with self-declared reports are valued as one half (1/2) of a product for credit achievement.
  • Third-party verified corporate sustainability reports (CSR) which include environmental impacts of extraction operations and activities associated with the manufacturer’s product and the product’s supply chain, are valued as one whole product for credit achievement calculation. Acceptable CSR frameworks include the following:
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report
    • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
    • U.N. Global Compact: Communication of Progress
    • ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility
    • USGBC approved program: Other USGBC approved programs meeting the CSR criteria.

AND/OR

Option 2. leadership extraction practices (1 point)
Use products that meet at least one of the responsible extraction criteria below for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project.
  • Extended producer responsibility. Products purchased from a manufacturer (producer) that participates in an extended producer responsibility program or is directly responsible for extended producer responsibility. Products meeting extended producer responsibility criteria are valued at 50% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Bio-based materials. Bio-based products must meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard. Bio-based raw materials must be tested using ASTM Test Method D6866 and be legally harvested, as defined by the exporting and receiving country. Exclude hide products, such as leather and other animal skin material. Products meeting bio-based materials criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Wood products. Wood products must be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or USGBC-approved equivalent. Products meeting wood products criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Materials reuse. Reuse includes salvaged, refurbished, or reused products. Products meeting materials reuse criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Recycled content. Recycled content is the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half the preconsumer recycled content, based on cost. Products meeting recycled content criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • USGBC approved program. Other USGBC approved programs meeting leadership extraction criteria.

Pilot Alternative Compliance Path Available

The following pilot alternative compliance paths is available for this credit. See the pilot credit library for more information. MRpc102 - Legal Wood
For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost. For credit achievement calculation, the base contributing cost of individual products compliant with multiple responsible extraction criteria is not permitted to exceed 100% its total actual cost (before regional multipliers) and double counting of single product components compliant with multiple responsible extraction criteria is not permitted and in no case is a product permitted to contribute more than 200% of its total actual cost.

Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products. Projects with significant amounts of structural and enclosure materials may exceed the 30% limit by calculating an alternative structure and enclosure limit (See Calculations under Further Explanation).

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

See all forum discussions about this credit »

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Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

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Frequently asked questions

If Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN) certification isn’t required for agricultural products to comply with Option 2, does the manufacturer still have to provide documentation of third-party verification? 

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Is there any way around the requirement that no more than 30% of the materials used to meet Option 2 be structure and enclosure items?

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The credit language says “Products meeting recycled content criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.” How much recycled content has to be in a product for 100% of its cost to count toward credit achievement?

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Can Corporate Sustainability Reports from the manufacturers of the products I’ve selected help me achieve the Option 1 point for “raw material source and extraction reporting?”

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Are there other ways the products can contribute to Option 1? 

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For the manufacturer “take-back” pathway under Option 2, does the extended producer responsibility program have to be run by the manufacturer?

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Addenda

7/2/2018Updated: 7/6/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
FSC chain of custody correction: In the first paragraph, replace with newer version of standard - Chain of Custody Standard 40-004 v3-0 instead of v2-1.

Calculating FSC Credit Contributions corrections:

Remove the following language: "(terminology in parenthesis is being phased out by may still be in use)"

Update the first 3 bullet points to read as follows:

· Products identified as FSC 100% contribute 100% FSC content.

· Products identified as FSC Mix Credit contribute 100% FSC content.

· Products identified as FSC Mix [NN]% contribute the FSC content percentage indicated.
For example, a product identified as “FSC Mix 75%” is valued at 75% of the product’s cost (Equation 3).
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
1/26/2018Updated: 1/26/2018
Form Update
Description of change:
Updated calculator to display all Material content on other tabs
Removed 30% cap language
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/8/2017Updated: 7/28/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
At the end of the “Requirements” section in each of the BPDO credits, change text to the following:
“Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products. Projects with significant amounts of structural and enclosure materials may exceed the 30% limit by calculating an alternative structure and enclosure limit (See Equation 3 under Further Explanation).”

Furthermore, add the following new section in every BPDO credit under “Further Explanation - CALCULATIONS”:
“Equation 3: Alternative Structure & Enclosure Percentage Limit for Option 2
For projects with significant amounts of structure and enclosure materials, the following calculation can be made to determine an alternative limit for the percentage of value that structure and enclosure materials can contribute to credit achievement. Note: this option is only available for projects that use the actual materials cost method (not the default cost method) to determine total project material costs.
Equation 3: Alternative Structure and Enclosure limit
Alternative Structure and Enclosure limit = (value $ of total building materials that are structural or enclosure) [divided by] (total actual materials value $)
Use the results of equation 3 to replace the 30% contribution factor limit in determining compliance with the credit.”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/27/2017Updated: 2/4/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the value for the MDF Core Sustainable Criteria Value from $14,400 to $7,200.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
4/1/2015Updated: 6/16/2015
Form Update
Description of change:
Revisions to the 30% cap on structure and enclosure materials.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Change first sentence in last paragraph to read "For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at..."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Change first sentence in last paragraph to read "For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at..."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
In Table 1. Example Calculation for $500 office chair, the row “Wheels” in the column “Percentage of component meeting sustainability criteria” replace "5% with "10%" so the cell reads “10% postconsumer recycled content”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Form Update
Description of change:
Revised location valuation factor calculations to specify that the entire product meets local criteria.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Definition of "product (permanently installed building product" revise the last sentence to say " In addition, similar products within a specification can each contribute as separate products."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
In the 3rd paragraph for BD+C and 2nd paragraph for ID+C replace the 4th-7th sentences with the following: "If optional products or materials are included in cost-based credit calculations, such as Option 2 under each Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits, they must be included consistently across all cost-based credit calculations. Additionally, if optional products and materials are included in product based calculations, such as Option 1 under each Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits, they are not required to be included in cost-based credit calculations. However, unlike furniture, if some of these products are included in credit calculations, not all products of that type must be included."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2016
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

For Option 1, Raw Material Source and Extraction Reporting, what is considered the point of extraction for products containing recycled content?

Ruling:

The extraction point for recycled materials is the location of the raw material prior to the manufacturing of the final building product. As such, the point of extraction could include a recycling facility, scrap yard, depository, stockpile, or any other location where the material was collected and packaged for market purchase before manufacturing. It is not necessary to track the origin of the raw material before it arrived at the point of extraction. The point of manufacture for recycled material products is the location of the final finished product manufacturer. For products that source from multiple suppliers, all suppliers must be listed along with the amount of material procured from each supplier. Ranges or annualized amounts may be used to document the amount of material from each supplier. If pursuing the local material multiplier in Option 2, use the lowest end of the ranges listed for calculations.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/1/2015
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

Can equipment and machinery in CSI divisions 11, 21-28 and other specialty divisions, including special equipment such as elevators, escalators, process equipment, and fire suppression systems contribute towards the 20 minimum number of products required in Option 1 of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials, and of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients?

Ruling:

Yes, these products may contribute towards Option 1 of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials, and of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients. Note that if these products are included in Option 1 of a credit, they are not required to be included in Option 2.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/17/2016
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

Can ANSI/NSC 373: Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone contribute towards Option 1 of the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit?

Ruling:

Yes, ANSI/NSF 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone can contribute as a “USGBC-approved program” as third party verification (full credit) in Option 1 of LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C MR credit BPDO – Sourcing of Raw Materials provided the stone facility has earned certification, made its scorecard publicly available and earned either credit 7.2.1 or 7.2.2.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
See all forum discussions about this credit »

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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 verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.

Requirements

Option 1. raw material source and extraction reporting (1 point)
Use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include raw material supplier extraction locations, a commitment to long-term ecologically responsible land use, a commitment to reducing environmental harms from extraction and/or manufacturing processes, and a commitment to meeting applicable standards or programs voluntarily that address responsible sourcing criteria.
  • Products sourced from manufacturers with self-declared reports are valued as one half (1/2) of a product for credit achievement.
  • Third-party verified corporate sustainability reports (CSR) which include environmental impacts of extraction operations and activities associated with the manufacturer’s product and the product’s supply chain, are valued as one whole product for credit achievement calculation. Acceptable CSR frameworks include the following:
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report
    • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
    • U.N. Global Compact: Communication of Progress
    • ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility
    • USGBC approved program: Other USGBC approved programs meeting the CSR criteria.

AND/OR

Option 2. leadership extraction practices (1 point)
Use products that meet at least one of the responsible extraction criteria below for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project.
  • Extended producer responsibility. Products purchased from a manufacturer (producer) that participates in an extended producer responsibility program or is directly responsible for extended producer responsibility. Products meeting extended producer responsibility criteria are valued at 50% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Bio-based materials. Bio-based products must meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard. Bio-based raw materials must be tested using ASTM Test Method D6866 and be legally harvested, as defined by the exporting and receiving country. Exclude hide products, such as leather and other animal skin material. Products meeting bio-based materials criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Wood products. Wood products must be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or USGBC-approved equivalent. Products meeting wood products criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Materials reuse. Reuse includes salvaged, refurbished, or reused products. Products meeting materials reuse criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • Recycled content. Recycled content is the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half the preconsumer recycled content, based on cost. Products meeting recycled content criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
  • USGBC approved program. Other USGBC approved programs meeting leadership extraction criteria.

Pilot Alternative Compliance Path Available

The following pilot alternative compliance paths is available for this credit. See the pilot credit library for more information. MRpc102 - Legal Wood
For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost. For credit achievement calculation, the base contributing cost of individual products compliant with multiple responsible extraction criteria is not permitted to exceed 100% its total actual cost (before regional multipliers) and double counting of single product components compliant with multiple responsible extraction criteria is not permitted and in no case is a product permitted to contribute more than 200% of its total actual cost.

Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products. Projects with significant amounts of structural and enclosure materials may exceed the 30% limit by calculating an alternative structure and enclosure limit (See Calculations under Further Explanation).

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

Learn more about The Cost of LEED v4 »

In the end, LEED is all about documentation. LEEDuser’s Documentation Toolkit, for premium members only, saves you time and helps you avoid mistakes with:

  • Calculators to help assess credit compliance.
  • Tracking spreadsheets for materials purchases.
  • Spreadsheets and forms to give to subs and other team members.
  • Guidance documents on arcane LEED issues.
  • Sample templates to help guide your narratives and LEED Online submissions.
  • Examples of actual submissions from certified LEED projects.

If Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN) certification isn’t required for agricultural products to comply with Option 2, does the manufacturer still have to provide documentation of third-party verification? 

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

Is there any way around the requirement that no more than 30% of the materials used to meet Option 2 be structure and enclosure items?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

The credit language says “Products meeting recycled content criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.” How much recycled content has to be in a product for 100% of its cost to count toward credit achievement?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

Can Corporate Sustainability Reports from the manufacturers of the products I’ve selected help me achieve the Option 1 point for “raw material source and extraction reporting?”

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

Are there other ways the products can contribute to Option 1? 

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

For the manufacturer “take-back” pathway under Option 2, does the extended producer responsibility program have to be run by the manufacturer?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

7/2/2018Updated: 7/6/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
FSC chain of custody correction: In the first paragraph, replace with newer version of standard - Chain of Custody Standard 40-004 v3-0 instead of v2-1.

Calculating FSC Credit Contributions corrections:

Remove the following language: "(terminology in parenthesis is being phased out by may still be in use)"

Update the first 3 bullet points to read as follows:

· Products identified as FSC 100% contribute 100% FSC content.

· Products identified as FSC Mix Credit contribute 100% FSC content.

· Products identified as FSC Mix [NN]% contribute the FSC content percentage indicated.
For example, a product identified as “FSC Mix 75%” is valued at 75% of the product’s cost (Equation 3).
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
1/26/2018Updated: 1/26/2018
Form Update
Description of change:
Updated calculator to display all Material content on other tabs
Removed 30% cap language
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/8/2017Updated: 7/28/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
At the end of the “Requirements” section in each of the BPDO credits, change text to the following:
“Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products. Projects with significant amounts of structural and enclosure materials may exceed the 30% limit by calculating an alternative structure and enclosure limit (See Equation 3 under Further Explanation).”

Furthermore, add the following new section in every BPDO credit under “Further Explanation - CALCULATIONS”:
“Equation 3: Alternative Structure & Enclosure Percentage Limit for Option 2
For projects with significant amounts of structure and enclosure materials, the following calculation can be made to determine an alternative limit for the percentage of value that structure and enclosure materials can contribute to credit achievement. Note: this option is only available for projects that use the actual materials cost method (not the default cost method) to determine total project material costs.
Equation 3: Alternative Structure and Enclosure limit
Alternative Structure and Enclosure limit = (value $ of total building materials that are structural or enclosure) [divided by] (total actual materials value $)
Use the results of equation 3 to replace the 30% contribution factor limit in determining compliance with the credit.”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/27/2017Updated: 2/4/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace the value for the MDF Core Sustainable Criteria Value from $14,400 to $7,200.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
4/1/2015Updated: 6/16/2015
Form Update
Description of change:
Revisions to the 30% cap on structure and enclosure materials.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Change first sentence in last paragraph to read "For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at..."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Change first sentence in last paragraph to read "For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at..."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
In Table 1. Example Calculation for $500 office chair, the row “Wheels” in the column “Percentage of component meeting sustainability criteria” replace "5% with "10%" so the cell reads “10% postconsumer recycled content”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Form Update
Description of change:
Revised location valuation factor calculations to specify that the entire product meets local criteria.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Definition of "product (permanently installed building product" revise the last sentence to say " In addition, similar products within a specification can each contribute as separate products."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
In the 3rd paragraph for BD+C and 2nd paragraph for ID+C replace the 4th-7th sentences with the following: "If optional products or materials are included in cost-based credit calculations, such as Option 2 under each Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits, they must be included consistently across all cost-based credit calculations. Additionally, if optional products and materials are included in product based calculations, such as Option 1 under each Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits, they are not required to be included in cost-based credit calculations. However, unlike furniture, if some of these products are included in credit calculations, not all products of that type must be included."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2016
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

For Option 1, Raw Material Source and Extraction Reporting, what is considered the point of extraction for products containing recycled content?

Ruling:

The extraction point for recycled materials is the location of the raw material prior to the manufacturing of the final building product. As such, the point of extraction could include a recycling facility, scrap yard, depository, stockpile, or any other location where the material was collected and packaged for market purchase before manufacturing. It is not necessary to track the origin of the raw material before it arrived at the point of extraction. The point of manufacture for recycled material products is the location of the final finished product manufacturer. For products that source from multiple suppliers, all suppliers must be listed along with the amount of material procured from each supplier. Ranges or annualized amounts may be used to document the amount of material from each supplier. If pursuing the local material multiplier in Option 2, use the lowest end of the ranges listed for calculations.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/1/2015
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

Can equipment and machinery in CSI divisions 11, 21-28 and other specialty divisions, including special equipment such as elevators, escalators, process equipment, and fire suppression systems contribute towards the 20 minimum number of products required in Option 1 of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials, and of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients?

Ruling:

Yes, these products may contribute towards Option 1 of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials, and of Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients. Note that if these products are included in Option 1 of a credit, they are not required to be included in Option 2.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/17/2016
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

Can ANSI/NSC 373: Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone contribute towards Option 1 of the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit?

Ruling:

Yes, ANSI/NSF 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone can contribute as a “USGBC-approved program” as third party verification (full credit) in Option 1 of LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C MR credit BPDO – Sourcing of Raw Materials provided the stone facility has earned certification, made its scorecard publicly available and earned either credit 7.2.1 or 7.2.2.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes

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