The following paragraphs require procurement of construction materials and building supplies that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment over their lifecycle when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.
Is there a policy/specifications requiring products to meet or exceed EPA's recycled content recommendations for all building repairs/modifications?
Use RCRA Section 6002 compliant products that meet or exceed EPA's recycled content recommendations, available on EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guideline web site at https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guideline-cpgprogram
Encourage reuse of building materials, components, and furnishings that are in refurbishable condition and meet the quality standards of the government.
Is there a policy/specifications requiring use of products listed by USDA's biobased content site?
Per Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, use products composed of the highest percentage of biobased content consistent with the USDA BioPreferred Program, if products meet performance requirements and are available at a reasonable cost. Deviation from using biobased product procurement must be documented. A preference for purchasing products with the highest biobased content per USDA recommendations for designated product categories must be included in all applicable solicitations for building modifications, operations and maintenance, and cleaning. USDA’s biobased product designations and biobased content (which includes certified sustainably-harvested wood products and rapidly renewable resources) recommendations are available on USDA’s BioPreferred website at http://www.biopreferred.gov/
Ozone Depleting Substances.
Is there a CFC management plan that includes reducing Ozone Depleting Substances?
If Yes: does the plan include a phase out of ODS, or have CFCs already been phased out?
Eliminate the use of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and high Global Warming Potential (GWP) chemicals where EPA’s Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) has identified acceptable substitutes or where other environmentally preferable products are available. www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/.
Refer to UFC 3-600-01 for fire protection system requirements.
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