Improve the balance between human directed activities and the biophysical/ geochemical flows of nature; maintain a manageable condition with food availability during short-term shortages and/or supply interruptions and long-term shortages as food availability becomes further stressed worldwide.
STRUCTURE + COMMUNITIES REQUIREMENTS
MA Action 6.1 Reduce Embodied Energy + Carbon, Water, and Toxins (1 Point)
Use products for at least 25% of costs of permanently installed products, use products that reduce their Life-Cycle Embodied Energy, Carbon, Environmental Pollutants + Toxins through any combination of the following documentation and disclosure methods:
- Use products that demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm) through a published Health Product Declaration disclosure tool (HPD) or equal with full disclosure of known hazards in compliance with the Health Product Declaration open Standard 3.
- Products must have fully inventoried GreenScreen v1.2 chemical ingredients to 100 ppm and have no Benchmark 1 hazards.
- Point of Use Chemical Inventory Disclosure + Greenscreen Benchmark 1 Hazard Reductions
MA Action 6.2 Full Disclosure Life Cycle Analysis + Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) (1 Point)
For at least 25% of costs of permanently installed products, use products that report their impacts for all of the following categories + reduce impacts 10% below industry average in at least three categories. Products are to be evaluated across all Life Cycles Stages using Environmental Product Declaration conforming to ISO 14025, 14044 and EN 15804 or ISO 21930.
Full Disclosure EPDs include an Impact Category and Life Cycle Stage Matrix clearly identifying which categories and stages are modeled and which are not based on the list below.
EPDs modeling toxins with the Impact Categories listed and report on all Life Cycle Stages identified below receive triple credit.
Required Categories identified by the U.S. EPA TRACI 2.1 w/ USEtox and UNEP:
- Fossil Fuel Depletion
- Global Warming
- Human Health (Toxicity)
- Land Use
- Ozone Depletion
- Photochemical Oxidation (Smog)
- Water Use
Required Life Cycle Stages Identified by the U.S. EPA TRACI 2.1
- Stage 1 - Raw Material Acquisition
- Stage 2 - Manufacturing
- Stage 3- Transportation (Distribution)
- Stage 4 - Use (In-service/reuse/maintenance)
- Stage 5 - End-of-Life (Recycle/Landfill)
MA Action 6.3 Multi-Attribute, Third-Party Certified Products
Certifications must be transparent, developed through a consensus process and based on leadership standards that demonstrate best in class performance criteria and performance entry thresholds that require meaningful improvements across all categories and life cycle stages as identified by the U.S. EPA TRACI 2.1 w/ USEtox and UNEP.
- SMaRT Gold (or equal): 100% of Cost
- SMaRT Platinum (or equal): 150% of Cost
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