To increase the use of products and materials that disclose chemical ingredient data and reduce the concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, human health, productivity, and the environment.
This credit closed to new registrations on February 15, 2013. Projects that registered for the pilot credit prior to February 15, 2013 may continue to pursue the credit.
Use a minimum of 20%, by cost, of at least 3 building product and material types meeting one of the options below.
Option 1. Avoidance
Use third party certified building products and materials that do not contain intentionally added substances present in the end product over the reporting thresholds below. Calculate compliant building products and materials at cost.
|Lead and lead compounds||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|Mercury||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|Cadmium||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|Anitmony||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|Hexavalent Chromium||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|Carcinogens listed in California’s Proposition 65||0.01% by mass (100 ppm)|
|For projects outside the U.S. additionally avoid carcinogens listed on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List||Under levels that would trigger notification|
Option 2. Additional avoidance
Meet the requirements of Option 1.
Use third party certified building products and materials that do not contain intentionally added substances present in the end product over the reporting thresholds below. Calculate compliant building products and materials at twice the cost.
1From the EPA’s Chemical Action Plans (US Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution Prevention and
Toxics, Existing Chemicals Program (US EPA PPT) http://www.epa.gov/oppt/existingchemicals/)
Specific listing from California Prop 65 (California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
(OEHHA) list of Chemicals Known to the State to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity, Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/Newlist.html)
Meet the requirements of the credit above; however, furniture and furnishings that are within project’s scope of work must be included in credit calculations.
- Participate in the LEEDuser pilot credit forum
- Complete the feedback survey:
- Did your project use the actual or default materials cost to determine the total materials cost?
- How did your team determine or estimate the actual materials cost? What method was used?
- Where there any challenges in determining the total materials cost? What were they?
- If applicable, how would using the actual materials cost verses the default materials cost have effected credit achievement?
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