Our project team pursued this credit and found it easliy achievable given the pursuit of the MRc BPDO (EPD/HPD) credit categories. In completing the calculator, we were able to determine product impacts on human and environmental health both during installation and after demolition.
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Nicole JenkinsThe Sheward Partnership
3 thumbs up
January 18, 2022 - 10:44 am
EPDS and HPDs certainly provide a great starting point for understanding and completing this credit. Sherwin Willams has done an integrative analysis for their paints/coatings. These examples can be a good resource for anyone looking for additional guidance.
Juanita GarciaSenior Project Manager, High Performance & Sustainable Construction
1 thumbs up
January 20, 2022 - 3:50 pm
Sherwin Williams is a great resource! Thanks Nicole!
Xavi RamonGreen Building Materials
Green Living Projects
6 thumbs up
January 24, 2022 - 10:04 am
thanks for the resource, I have been searching the documentation and found it here https://images.sherwin-williams.com/content_images/sw-pdf-leedv4-guide.p..., in page 6 you will find different products with the link and reports, an example would be this one https://www.paintdocs.com/docs/webPDF.jsp?SITEID=STORECAT&prodno=6510169...
Adam MeltzerSustainable Design Lead
2 thumbs up
February 2, 2022 - 10:08 pm
Not being a chemist and not fully understanding the impact of even small amounts of chemicals does concern me when reviewing HPD's. Seeing endocrine disruptors and other carcinigens in all our products does force you to reconsider the use of the product.
3 thumbs up
April 15, 2022 - 12:43 pm
Are there any other manufacturer's besided Sherwin Williams that have published documentation specifically for this credit?
April 26, 2022 - 1:24 pm
Apart from EPD and HPD's , we found material SDS data useful . Especially for potential safety impacts section of the Matrix. However, we found it difficult to sort the information into the given matrix. Although having a matrix is necessary for producing comparable data and through analysis, I think the matrix has scope for improvement for clarity.
James KeohaneSustainability and Commissioning Consultant
Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
122 thumbs up
August 5, 2022 - 4:05 pm
Be advised that LEED Reviewers have recently rejected a submission using three paint products from Sherwin Williams for MRpc103 Integrative Analysis of Building Materials. Review Comments were as follows: " Note that documenting three paint products does not demonstrate exceptional or innovative performance."
Bethany BeersCommissioning and Energy Consultant
6 thumbs up
August 8, 2022 - 2:41 pm
This Innovation credit provided the tools necessary to disect EPD's and HPD's, and further our understanding of manufacturing standards, environmental impacts, and potential safety hazards at different stages in the product lifecycle.
Maegan SweeneyInterior Designer | Sustainability Project Manager
The Sheward Partnership
5 thumbs up
August 10, 2022 - 5:03 pm
Products with an EPD and SDS/MSDS are most useful to provide the necessary information requested by the credit. Additional information from the manufacturer including installation and maintenance guidelines are also helpful, if the required information for these sections is
outside the scope of the EPD. While it would be interesting to compare a single product across three manufacturers to analyze occupant safety, environmental, and human health impacts, I think this may be unlikely given a Project wouldn't necessarily be using the same product from three different manufacturers (for example gypsum board). While this wouldn't assist in achieving this credit on a single project, it could help build a library of information for a firm to reference on future projects.
Jessie BuckmasterSustainability Manager
December 2, 2022 - 11:23 am
This was really helpful. And while Sherwin Williams' document was the best, I still found I needed to supplement with data from other backup. An SDS is the best source for safety data during install, but most "article" type products don't have SDS. O&M documents helped for later stage life cycle if the EPD only covered A1-A3. We pursued a SW paint, wood doors, and ACT.
Cara KennedySustainability Director
December 9, 2022 - 4:24 pm
Hi James Keohane, that is probably because a couple of months (maybe a year?) ago, they rectified the requirements to request three different product types. So instead of comparing among three paints, its a ceilieng, a carpet and a paint, for example.