Minimize the environmental impact of building materials procured during the construction process by specifications and/or a sustainable procurement policy to be used during design and construction.
Projects are to write and implement a trade specific (HVAC, Plumbing, etc.) materials requirements list and/or specifications for each trade that will guide the project’s purchasing of environmentally preferable products and materials in alignment with EarthCraft material goals. Example: If project team goal is to achieve RE 2 Environmentally Preferable Materials Option B and C - Wood Framing Package (contains 100% sustainable forestry products - SFI or FSC) this requirement should be listed in the sustainable procurement policy.
- Provide Trade Contractor Materials Requirements during pre-construction meeting for each subcontractor
- Provide signed Sustainable Procurement Policy (Southface will provide template)
Sustainable Procurement Definition per United Nations Global Marketplace https://www.ungm.org/Public/KnowledgeCentre/SustainableProcurement
Procuring the Future Sustainable Procurement National Action Plan: Recommendations from the Sustainable Procurement Task Force https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/69417/pb11710-procuring-the-future060607.pdf
Reducing package waste https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/reduce-packaging-use-construction-sites