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NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Ricardo Sá on Jan 30, 2020, 10:02 am

Dear All,

I have some questions regarding Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations.

  1. Credit requirements refers to “at...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Jan 31, 2020, 9:14 am

BPDO EPD Construction process Submittals

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Chyanne Husar on Dec 3, 2019, 12:25 pm

We work with architects and contractors to prepare their LEED documentation and our projects require a separate LEED submittal process from Contractor to AOR.  On the contractor side, we are...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Dec 12, 2019, 1:43 pm

How long are EPDs valid for?

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Samantha Lee on Oct 29, 2019, 8:35 am

Hi all. I know that EPDs have an expiration date listed on them, but I think I have heard of a rule that as long as the product the EPD is for is purchased within the year of expiration, it...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Nov 5, 2019, 9:50 am

What are permanently installed products?

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Sara Hickman on Sep 23, 2019, 6:41 pm

I am pursuing Option 1. The credit says: "20 different permanently installed products." Would appliances count?

Last reply: Sara Hickman, Oct 1, 2019, 1:14 pm

LEED4.1 Multi-attribute optimization- life cycle impact reductions in embodied carbon

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Dionisio Franca on Mar 22, 2019, 3:04 am

Quoted from the 4.1 Beta:

Option 2. Multi-Attribute Optimization (1 point)
Use products that comply with one of the criteria below for 10%, by cost, of the total value of
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Last reply: David Posada, Sep 11, 2019, 8:01 pm

Concrete Mixes Counting as Separate Products- One EPD

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Summer Gorder on Jul 2, 2019, 11:49 am

The Concrete supplier utilized multiple "mixes" of concrete in the project. A mix has slightly different functions, which I think would mean it is a separate product based on the USGBC definition...

Last reply: Craig Graber, Jul 8, 2019, 6:53 pm

How does the USGBC evaluate EPD expiration dates for projects with long construction periods.

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by James Howarth on Jun 25, 2019, 2:54 pm

I haven't seen a clear and definitive answer on this for NC-v4 MRc2, but LEED v4 does have 'not expired' requirements for EPDs in other sections (see here "Europe ACP: Option 4 Whole Building Life-Cycle Assessment"  https://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-data-centers-new-construct) There is also at least one person going under the presumption that the EPD has to be valid when it is purchased and produced (https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/epd-expiration-date), but not necessarily when its installed. However,...

Last reply: Mike Noon, Jun 26, 2019, 11:30 am

Barriers in implementing material transparency in LEED v4 projects

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by SUSAN THOMAS on Apr 16, 2019, 1:27 pm

I am a master's student at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry doing my thesis in Barriers in implementing material transparency in LEED v4 projects.

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Last reply: SUSAN THOMAS, Apr 19, 2019, 7:03 pm

Material costs necessary?

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Tommy Linstroth on Nov 7, 2018, 1:29 pm

For EPD Option 1 or MIR Option 1, it would seem you can just submit 20+ products with EPDs and not have to provide any material cost data whatsoever in the BPDO calculator, since the cost...

Last reply: Douglas Flandro, Apr 16, 2019, 9:07 am

EPD Database

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Max Krueger on Jun 20, 2018, 7:39 pm

Hi,

Is there a database or list of companies or industries that provide EPDs? For example, if I were trying to spec certain companies based on their available EPDs is there a consolidated...

Last reply: Hudai Kara, Apr 15, 2019, 12:18 pm