The intent of this Imperative is to support sustainable extraction of materials and transparent labeling of products.
All projects must advocate for:
- The creation and adoption of third-party certified standards for sustainable resource extraction and fair labor practices for extraction of rock, metal, minerals, and timber.
- Certification under the Natural Stone Council (NSC) 373 Standard by quarries and/or manufacturers of all dimension stone products used within the project.
All projects must either source 80% or more of all wood, by cost or volume, as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, or as salvaged, or from the intentional harvest of on-site timber for the purpose of clearing the area for construction or restoring/maintaining the continued ecological function of the on-site bionetwork, and the remaining 20% of wood must be from low-risk sources. Alternatively, the project may achieve FSC Project Certification.
All projects must contain two Declare labeled products per 200 sq m of gross building area, or project area, whichever is smaller, up to forty products, and advocate to all manufacturers that are not in Declare that they register their products in the Declare database.
All projects (except residential) must incorporate one product certified under the Living Product Challenge per 1,000 sq. m of gross building area or project area, whichever is smaller, up to three products. Residential projects must incorporate one product certified under the Living Product Challenge.
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