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Materials Initiatives

Green Codes & Building Rating Systems & Guidelines (influencing the products and materials markets)

LEED v4 Materials Credits

USGBC The Materials and Resources (MR) credit category focuses on minimizing the embodied energy and other impacts associated with the extraction, processing, transport, maintenance, and disposal of building materials. The requirements are designed to support a life-cycle approach that improves performance and promotes resource efficiency. Each requirement identifies a specific action that fits into the larger context of a life-cycle approach to embodied impact reduction.

WELL Building Standard

WELL Building Institute "The WELL Building Standard® is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on human wellness within the built environment. It identifies specific conditions, that when holistically integrated into building architecture and design, enhance the health and well-being of the occupants. The WELL Building Standard® prescribes a series of technology enhancements and performance-based measures that are systemized across seven categories relevant to occupant health in the built environment – Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind."

GreenGlobes

Green Building Initiative

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal

The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

Living Product Challenge

IgCC

The IgCC is the first model code to include sustainability measures for the entire construction project and its site — from design through construction, certificate of occupancy and beyond. The new code is expected to make buildings more efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive impact on health, safety and community welfare.

ASHRAE 189

Standard 189.1 provides total building sustainability guidance for designing, building, and operating high-performance green buildings. From site location to energy use to recycling, this standard sets the foundation for green buildings by addressing site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and the building's impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.

Disclosure

Health Product Declaration (HPD) v2

Health Product Declaration Collaborative The objective is to establish a standard format to support consumers’ informed decisions about the products they purchase and their impacts on human health, and to reduce the burden on product manufacturers juggling multiple types of information requests and reporting formats.

2030/Cannon EPD summaries

Architecture 2030/CannonDesign Beyond simply a list of requirements, the template will be a full graphic layout for a Full EPD Template/A Full EPD Summary Template/A Sectioned EPD Summary Template. In addition, the template could establish best practices, such as including definitions of technical terms or using non-scientific numbers (such as 0.1 instead of 1E-1). If adopted by all U.S. EPD Program Operators and/or manufacturers, a well-designed template would greatly simplify the process of reading, comprehending, and using the hundreds of EPDs anticipated to be developed for building products. It could also help with quality control and harmonization between the various programs.

Declare

ILFI Use the Declare product database and label to find building products that have declared their ingredients, source and manufacturing locations. Living Building Challenge project teams can also use the Declare label for materials documentation, streamlining the process of project certification. Manufacturers of the products included in the Declare database have voluntarily disclosed their ingredients list and a company head has personally ensured this information is true. Declare does not conduct product testing nor do we endorse the information provided. Each product is approved to be included in Declare for 12-months, at which point its label must be renewed.

Transparency Reports

Health Sustainable Minds A third-party certified SM Transparency Report™ is an ISO 14025 type III environmental declaration, our brand of EPD. ISO 14025, Type III Environmental Declarations – Principles and Procedures describes a Type III environmental declarationas a document which indicates the environmental performance of a specific product, providing quantified environmental data developed using the LCA methodology set forth in ISO 14040-44 and a predetermined set of rules for the assessment called Product Category Rules (PCR) and, where relevant, additional environmental information. ISO 14025 outlines the requirements for their content, transparency and verification.

GHS (new version MSDS)

OHSA (+international) The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals. It is a logical and comprehensive approach to: Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals; Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

UL Environment - EPD

Environment UL; recognized by BRE An Environmental Product Declaration is a comprehensive, internationally harmonized report created by a product manufacturer that documents the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment. UL certifies that the correct type of information is in the report.

Chemical Footprint Project

BizNGOThe CFP Tool evaluates overall corporate chemical management performance on four measures: 1) Management Strategy, 2) Chemical Inventory, 3) Progress Measurement, and 4) Public Disclosure[MSR1] . A company will answer roughly 5 questions for each of these four evaluation measures. The questions will be scored on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 representing best performance. The Management Strategy evaluation measures seek to gain an understanding of the scope of corporate chemical policies and their integration into business strategy, accountability and employees incentives for safer chemical use, and support of initiatives and public policies for safer chemicals. The Chemical Inventory evaluation measures consider a company’s level of knowledge about the chemicals used by its suppliers in products, components and manufacturing processes. These questions ask about systems for reporting chemical information, managing these data, and ensuring compliance with these requirements. The Progress Measurement evaluation measures ask whether goals are set to reduce the use of chemicals of high concern and whether a baseline chemical footprint and progress to reduce it is measured. In addition, these measures ask whether safer alternatives are assessed, identified and implemented. The Public Disclosure evaluation measures ask whether a company publicly discloses chemicals used in its products and manufacturing and also whether it discloses its participation in the CFP and answers to the questions. It also considers whether the answers have been independently verified by a third party.

Chemicals in Products (CiP) Programme

UNEP The Chemicals in Products (CiP) project is an ongoing activity at UNEP on the policy and practical facets of access to information on the chemicals contained in everyday products. The activities focus on increasing the availability and access to the information actors need – throughout the life-cycle of products – so that they can properly manage those products and the chemicals in them.

GreenScreen

Clean Production Action Clean Production Action developed Green-Screen® for Safer Chemicals as a publicly available and transparent chemical hazard screening method to help move our society quickly and effectively toward the use of greener and safer chemicals. GreenScreen allows users to evaluate chemicals based on their inherent hazards— for example, to determine if they are linkedto cancer, are toxic to fish, or are persistent in the environment—and to promote continuous improvement toward safer chemicals

Harmonization Task Group

HPD Collaborative, C2CPII, BIFMA, CPA, HBN One of the key challenges manufacturers and project teams face in making smart choices about material ingredients is understanding the methodology and data requirements of various product inventory and material health assessment programs. To better understand the similarities and differences in the programs’ product inventory requirements and material health evaluation protocols, USGBC brought together representatives from three organizations to form a Material Health Harmonization Task Group.

USGBC Supply Chain Optimization Working Group (SCOWG)

USGBC The Supply Chain Optimization Working Group is a working group of the LEED Steering Committee formed to explore new and innovative ideas to evolve LEED v4 MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredients. It includes members from the manufacturing, non-profit, architecture, trade and government sectors.

The International EPD System

International EPD System About 450 EPDs from 150 companies are currently published and freely available in the International EPD® System for a broad range of product categories.

Education

Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council The Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Version 1.0 is intended to help organizations improve the environmental, social, and economic performance within their supply chains—across the entirety of product and service life cycles—by implementing a strategic sustainable purchasing program.

ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design

American Society of Interior Designers A new cross-sector education program launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in June of 2014. At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), in partnership with 11 organizations, announced its new CGI commitment to developing “ASID Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design” that could improve the well-being of 1 million people through better building design and construction. ASID will train 40,000 interior designers and architects across the country to use these protocols to create spaces that promote occupants’ health and to specify healthier products and materials. The protocols will encompass design, products and healthcare. Planned to be concise and accessible, the protocols will incorporate Healthy Product Declarations and Cradle to Cradle certified products, as well as evidenced-based, LEED v4, biophilic and active design principles, among others. ASID expects to beta test the protocols across multiple sectors as early as this time next year.

USGBC Materials Guidebook

ACLCA IERE & Earthsure EPDs

Health Institute for Environmental Research and Education The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is a membership program formed in 2001 that seeks to build capacity and knowledge of Environmental LCA among industry, government and NGOs. The organization is the professional society for life cycle assessmentpart and part of IERE.

BuildingGreen articles and webcasts

BuildingGreen, Inc.BuildingGreen offers independent, thoroughly researched reports and presentations demystifying key issues and strategies for designers. Continuing Education Units available for AIA, LEED, ILFI, and others.

Six Classes

Green Science Policy Institute videos, fact sheets, and bibliographies, reports, and publications.

Policy & Advocacy

2030 Challenge for Products

Architecture 2030 Architecture 2030 issued The 2030 Challenge for Products asking the global architecture, planning, design, and building community to adopt the following targets: Products for new buildings, developments, and renovations shall immediately be specified to meet a maximum carbon-equivalent footprint of 30% below the product category average.The embodied carbon-equivalent footprint reduction shall then be increased to:35% or better in 2015; 40% or better in 2020; 45% or better in 2025; 50% or better in 2030.

AEC Transparency

AEC Design Transparency believes that free and public access to fact-based information about the design performance of AEC materials, products and projects enables better decision-making by designers, makers, owners and users of the built environment while minimizing negative impacts on the natural environment and human health.

Design for the Environment (DfE) Program

US Environmental Protection Agency EPA's Design for the Environment program helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

Transparency Project Precautionary List

Perkins & Will The Precautionary List includes substances commonly found in the built environment that have been classified by regulatory entities as being harmful to the health of humans and/or the environment. As such, this compilation is an ever-evolving and is updated as new data comes to light. This tool encourages users to employ the precautionary principle in the specification of building products.

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund Working to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act and working with retailers to ensure the safety of chemicals on store shelves

Green Science Policy Institute

Green Science Policy Institute, (Arlene Blum) Since its founding, Green Science Policy Institute has stopped ten unneeded flammability standards and prevented hundreds of millions of pounds of toxic flame retardants from being added to consumer products. The organization's mission is to educate and build partnerships among scientists, regulators, businesses, and public interest groups to develop innovative solutions for reducing harmful chemicals in products

Safer States

Safer States is a network of diverse environmental health coalitions and organizations in states around the country. These organizations advocate for new state and national chemical policies that will contribute to the formation of a cleaner, greener economy.

Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group is an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.

Institute of Medicine

Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine was established to provide a mechanism for parties interested in environmental health from the academic, industrial, and federal research perspectives to meet and discuss sensitive and difficult environmental health issues of mutual interest in a neutral setting. The purpose is to foster dialogue, but not to provide recommendations. The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine was established to provide a mechanism for parties interested in environmental health from the academic, industrial, and federal research perspectives to meet and discuss sensitive and difficult environmental health issues of mutual interest in a neutral setting. The purpose is to foster dialogue, but not to provide recommendations. - See more at: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Activities/Environment/EnvironmentalHealthRT.aspx#sthash.KriSyxR2.dpuf

Green Chemistry and Commerce Council

The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) is a business-to-business forum that advances the application of green chemistry and design for environment across supply chains. It provides an open forum for cross-sectoral collaboration to share information and experiences about the challenges to and opportunities for safer chemicals and products.

Product-Related Standards & Certifications

Indoor Air Quality

Greenguard

SCS Indoor Advantage

FloorScore

CRI Green Label Plus

Multi-Attribute

Blue Angel

Living Product Challenge

NSF International Sustainability Standards, NSF/ANSI-140 Sustainabililty Assessment for Carpet, NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings, NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric, NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment for Wallcovering Products, NSF/ANSI 347 Sustainability Assessment for Single Ply Roofing Membranes

ANSI A138.1 Green Squared – American National Standard Specifications for Sustainable Ceramic Tiles, Glass Tiles, and Tile Installation Materials

Cradle to Cradle, C2C Material Health Certification

BIFMA level, ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014 Furniture Sustainability Standard

Facts

Ecologo

Forest Management

Forest Stewardship Council

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

PEFC

CSA Forestry Standard

Byggvarubedömningen (BVB)

BVB Byggvarubedömningen, or BVB, is a building materials assessment tool. It evaluates, proactively and systematically, the contents of a product and of the production process. BVB also provides a common criteria and an evaluation standard based on seven factors:Chemical content (declaration of contents); Input materials (raw materials); The construction phase; The management phase; Demolition; Residual and waste products; and Indoor environment. These are weighted to come up with a final score: either "recommended", "accepted" or "to be avoided". In the online database, products have a final score and a product card containing the declaration of contents and the evolution outcome. The product cards are adapted for inclusion in the supporting documentation for product procurement and in the documentation of the construction project.

BASTA

BASTA BASTA provides you with the tools you need to meet the materials criteria stipulated by the “Miljöbyggnad” standard (widely used in Sweden) in an easy and cost effective way. To achieve a “GOLD” rating it is necessary to keep a logbook with information about construction materials storage location in the building and their approximate volume. This requirement is met if you use the web-based tool “BASTA Project Manager" to manage your project.

Certifiers

Scientific Certification Systems

ULe

NSF International

Green Circle

Tox Services

TUV

Eurofins

Process Standards

ASTM E-60, ASTM PCRs & EPDs

BS EN 15804 Sustainability of construction works, PCRs, EPDs

ASTM E60.01 Subcommittee E60.01 on Buildings and Construction (specifically WK44075) “Standard Practice for Issuing Product Transparency Declarations”

ASTM E2921 “Standard Practice for Minimum Criteria for Life Cycle Assessments for Use with Codes and Rating Systems”

Regulation

California Prop 65

California State In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

REACH

REACH - ECHA REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals

CDPH Standard Method

Ca Dept of Public Health The State of California Department of Public Health contains the first State Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Program established in the nation. Its mission is to conduct research studies related to the causes and control of indoor air pollution in California. It coordinates activities on IAQ among key government agencies, academic institutions, and industry stakeholders through the California Interagency Working Group on IAQ. It also provides technical guidance on behalf of the Department on proposed legislation, regulations, and professional standards, as well as to local health agencies and the public. Its interdisciplinary staff currently includes five fulltime research scientists and chemists.

CARB

Ca Air Resource Board The ARB is responsible for monitoring the regulatory activity of California's 35 local air districts.

Washington State Alternatives Assessment

Wash State Dept of Ecology Ecology intends to provide assistance to industries interested in conducting an alternatives assessment for chemicals, product or process containing chemicals of concern. An "alternatives assessment" is a set of tools that manufacturers, product designers, businesses, state and local governments, and other interested parties can use to make better, more informed decisions about the use of toxic chemicals in their products or processes. The state of Washington collaborated with businesses and nongovernmental organizations as well as seven other states (CA, CT, MA, MI, MN, NY, OR) to develop the Guide to help industry transition to safer chemicals

California Safer Consumer Products Act

Ca Dept of Toxic Substances Control The Safer Consumer Products program strives to reduce toxic chemicals in products consumers buy and use. It identifies specific products containing potentially harmful chemicals and asks manufacturers to answer two questions: 1) Is this chemical necessary? 2) Is there a safer alternative? The program requires manufacturers to conduct a thorough analysis of alternatives to make sure they don't pose environmental or health problems.

Toxic Substances Control Act

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to compile, keep current, and publish a list of each chemical substance that is manufactured or processed in the United States.

International Restricted Substances Lists

This resource provides a table of restricted substances lists and related laws and regulations organized by geographic scope. The linked substances lists provide descriptions of substances/chemicals that are legally or voluntarily restricted or recommended for restriction due to their hazards or have been examined by jurisdictions based on potential concerns of a similar nature. These lists of substances/chemicals can be of general interest for substitution activities.

Research

Social Hotspots Database

New Earth The Social Hotspots Database project aims to foster greater collaboration in improving social conditions worldwide by providing the data and tools necessary for improved visibility of social hotspots in product supply chains.

Building Product Ecosystems

Building Product Ecosystems Building Product Ecosystems is a collaboration initiated by The Durst Organization, in partnership with The New School and The City University of New York, to optimize the health and transparency of construction product ecosystems through material research and innovation, process improvements, policy/code evolution, and accessible education.

EPA - Design for Environment

Lawrence BerkeleyLab - LIGTT 50 products for sustainable world

Healthy Hospital Initiative - Materials Research

Syracuse University Center for Excellence

EDRA - Materials

Social Research - USGBC Demographics

U of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research

MIT - Center for Concretre Research

Univ of Utah - Cross Laminated Timber

Joachim Mitchell - U of Columbia

USDA - Forest Product laboratory

Yale - Green Chemistry program/ John Warner and Env Performance Index/Materials aspect

Tools & Databases

Pharos

Healthy Building Network The Pharos project evaluates 1,600 + building products & components from 296 manufacturers, across 13 major product categories. The ingredients of 380 products are completely disclosed by 59 manufacturers. It also profiles 34,400 + chemicals and materials for 22 health and environmental hazards, including carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity and endocrine disruption, against 60 authoritative lists of hazards issued by governments, NGOs and other expert bodies.

Gigabase

GIGA

Environmental Impact Estimator

Athena Sustainable Materials Institute This whole-building tool is used by design teams to explore the environmental footprint of different material choices and core-and-shell system options.

Economic Input-Output LCA Tool

Carnegie Mellon University The Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) method estimates the materials and energy resources required for, and the environmental emissions resulting from, activities in our economy.

GSA SFtool

GSA High Performance Buildings Whether you’re a facility manager, purchasing agent, designer, tenant, or just curious, SFTool can help you take action to green your buildings, purchases, and operations.

Tally

KieranTimberlake, Autodesk, PE International Tally was invented as a Revit app that allows users to imbue each assembly with information about the architectural products it contains. Tally quantifies embodied energy along with other environmental impacts and emissions to land, air, and water. It can be used for whole-building analysis or for comparative analyses of various design options, and it can account for the diverse range of material classes defined in a BIM model, as well as materials that are not modeled explicitly.

Material IQ

MiQ/BIMFA Material IQ offers a one-stop solution for better material selection and product design by providing third-party validated toxicity data and other sustainability attributes.The service allows suppliers to list the sustainability attributes of their materials for customers in one place, and gives product manufacturers convenient access to all of the information they need to choose better materials during the design process.

US Life Cycle Inventory Database

National Renewable Energy Lab NREL and its partners created the U.S. Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database to help life cycle assessment (LCA) practitioners answer questions about environmental impact. This database provides individual gate-to-gate, cradle-to-gate and cradle-to-grave accounting of the energy and material flows into and out of the environment that are associated with producing a material, component, or assembly in the U.S.

Inventory of Carbon and Energy Database

University of Bath/Circular Ecology The Inventory of Carbon and Energy (also know as the ICE database) is a free database for building materials. It helps users understand the embodied carbon footprint of their products, or the amount of carbon (CO2 or CO2e emission) to produce a material.

AEC Design Transparency

AEC Design Transparency believes that free and public access to fact-based information about the design performance of AEC materials, products and projects enables better decision-making by designers, makers, owners and users of the built environment while minimizing negative impacts on the natural environment and human health.

eToolLCD

eTool eToolLCD produces comprehensive reports complete with comparable sustainable building data with outputs compliant with international standards ISO 14044 and EN 15978. Used in hundreds of projects across all industry sectors, our web-based platform enables us to make seamless updates without interrupting use of the software by our 1,500 and growing users around the globe.

Green Footstep

Rocky Mountain Institute RMI has created an online carbon assessment tool called Green Footstep that helps architects, engineers, and developers understand how much a building contributes to global warming.Green Footstep reveals the design targets required to achieve carbon neutrality, net zero site energy, and other goals, and can be used on residential and commercial new and retrofit building construction projects, from pre-design through occupancy.

Open LCA

GreenDelta We combine highly professional, skilled, agile software development, preferably but not only in the open source domain, with profound expertise in Life Cycle Assessment, Social Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing, data management, and data quality assurance.

TRACI

US EPA EPA has developed TRACI, the Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and other environmental Impacts, to assist in impact assessment for Sustainability Metrics, Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Ecology, Process Design, and Pollution Prevention.

BEES

NIST BEES measures the environmental performance of building products by using the life-cycle assessment approach specified in the ISO 14040 series of standards.The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products. Developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Engineering Laboratory the tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. BEES Online, aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes actual environmental and economic performance data for 230 building products.

BIRDS

NIST Building professionals in more than 200 U.S. cities can use this database developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to evaluate whether it pays to exceed code requirements for energy efficiency by tallying expected costs, kilowatts expended, carbon emissions and other impacts over a planned commercial building's lifetime.

BLP Butterfly

BLP BLP is collaborating with Willmott Dixon, UCL Energy Institute and University of Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Development to create this IT aid to calculate life cycle cost and the environmental impact of the design and components for both new build and refurbished residential buildings.Butterfly will help to simplify the approach to two of the key issues facing our industry, reducing carbon and energy use and the drive towards Building Information Modelling, both of which are key Government targets.

EcoScorecard

SmartBIM Our new plug-ins let you evaluate and document environmental performance during the design process. Search select, evaluate and document your projects environmental impacts throughout the design phase with ecoScorecard enabled collection of objects available at SmartBIM® Library and Trimble’s® 3D Warehouse. Analyze green building products in the model and quickly produce detailed, accurate and user-friendly reports detailing the performance of the products used in your project. This is green building for everyone.

BuildingGreen/Designer Pages

BuildingGreen, Inc. If you're an architect, green consultant, builder or other design professional, you've seen plenty of resources touting green products. We have the true green picture only available from independent, in depth analysis.

GaBi

PE International GaBi models every element of a product or system from a life cycle perspective, equipping businesses to make the best informed decisions on the manufacture and life cycle of any product, everything from a mobilephone to a match-stick to an airport. It also provides an easily accessible and constantly refreshed content database that details the costs, energy and environmental impact of sourcing and refining every raw material or processed component of a manufactured item. In addition, it looks at the impact on the environment presenting alternative options for manufacturing, distribution, recyclability, pollution and sustainability.

MSDS Data Sheets, Training, Reporting

MSDSonline is the leading provider of cost-effective, cloud-based solutions that help thousands of businesses across a variety of industries manage global hazard communication (HazCom) regulatory compliance requirements.Key to our mission is helping workplace safety professionals around the world prepare and manage the transition to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals –better known as GHS – perhaps the most significant regulatory change to hit the EHS industry.

Sima Pro

Pre SimaPro provides you with a professional tool to collect, analyze and monitor the sustainability performance of products and services. With SimaPro, you can easily model and analyze complex life cycles in a systematic and transparent way, measure the environmental impact of your products and services across all life cycle stages and identify the hotspots in all aspects of your supply chain, from extraction of raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, use, and disposal.

Sphere-E

Sphere-E is the mobile solution that trasforms product selection decisions from drudgery to dynamic collaboration. Single source bringing together performance information from thousands of sources, including product certifications, EPDs, and green building tools.

CSI GreenFormat

CSI's GreenFormat is a standardized structure for organizing sustainable information elements associated with materials, products, systems and technologies used in the built environment. By using this standardized format, manufacturers can accurately identify key product characteristics and provide designers, constructors, and building operators with information needed to help meet sustainable requirements.

SmithGroupJJR HPD Library

While there are product registries for both Cradle to Cradle and Declare, there is no one place for owners and designers to go to find Health Product Declarations that have been available to the public. With assistance and support from many industry leaders, SmithGroupJJR has developed a searchable database that contains hundreds of HPDs which owners and designers can access, free of charge, to assist in their LEED documenting process.

EDR LBC Materials Petal Products Database

The EDR LBC Materials Petal Database collects information about Living Building Challenge-compliant materials by CSI Division. It includes a Regional Materials Map with a radius tool to facilitate product selection within LBC limits. The Database seeks to collect vetted products, helpful diagrams, and research from the architecture community to build a resource for all firms seeking to create buildings free of Red List chemicals.

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Job-site Recycling: Certification Of Real Rates

Recycling Certification Institute This standard is the property of the Institute and is intended to verify C&D material reuse and recycling rates by facilities providing those services. It may apply to: reused building materials resale stores or yards, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, mixed-C&D recycling facilities, and single-material recycling facilities. The standard does not apply to recycling of municipal solid waste (MSW), Electronic Waste, Organic Waste or Commercial Waste. It may apply to a C&D material reuse or recycling facility that also recycles MSW as a separate process.

BASF EIA

Missing: Packaging Tool or Database

Missing: Tranport Tool or Database