Promote the use of materials that have a minimal environmental impact.
Specify materials that have verified improved environmental life cycle impacts, have a high recycled content or wood that is harvested from sustainably managed forests.
Select one or more of the options below:
Option A. Product Declaration Forms for four products used on the project (1 point)
Provide product declaration forms for four project products, found in the following databases: UL Spot Database, Portico, Perkins + Will Precautionary List, ICC Evaluation Service, Environmental Product Declaration Database.
Option B. 100% Wood Framing (2 points)
All structural framing is wood.
Option C. Sustainable Certified Wood Framing Package (3 points)
All structural framing is wood, and all wood framing consists of 100% sustainable forestry certified products (SFI or FSC).
Option D. Exterior Cladding Recycle Content (1 point)
At least 50% of exterior cladding contains a minimum of 25% recycled material.
Option E. Envelope Insulation Recycle Content (1 point)
The aggregate amount of recycled content in envelope insulation coverage (in square feet) must be a minimum of 25%. See below for example calculation. Use recycled content calculator in worksheet to calculate.
Option F. Floor Covering (1 point)
At least 70% of floor coverings contain a minimum of 25% recycled material.
Insulation Recycled Content Example
For example, a building has:
- A 400 sf roof with 5% recycled content
- 960 sf of perimeter wall
- First layer of wall insulation has 25% recycled content
- Second layer of wall insulation has 35% recycled content
- Total sf = 400 sf + 960 sf = 1,360 sf
- Provide product specifications and/or calculations
- Provide product declaration forms where applicable
- Site Inspection by ECLC Technical Advisor
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) http://www.environdec.com/