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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials

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MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials

Option 1. Raw Material Source and Extraction Reporting
  • Verify that the CSR Types reported on the calculator (Sourcing of Raw Materials tab, column F) for each contributing product (Third-party verified, or Manufacturer-declared) are consistent with the types of reports provided.
  • Show that at least 90% of the contents of each product are from raw materials covered by a compliant report.
  • Ensure that the relevant information has been highlighted on all of the sourcing disclosure reports. This includes, the extraction locations(s) of the raw material, the commitment to long-term ecologically responsible land use, the commitment to reducing environmental harms from extractions and/or manufacturing processes, and the commitment to meeting applicable standards or programs voluntarily that address responsible sourcing criteria.
Option 2. Leadership Extraction Practices
Legal Wood
  • Ensure that that the Legal Wood calculator, the copy of the Pilot Credit registration confirmation email, and a copy of the Pilot Credit survey confirmation email are provided.
    Extended Producer Responsibility
  • The manufacturer brochure for each contributing product must describe the EPR program, including contact information and proof that the product is included in the program or describing the recycling process and stating the average rate of return for the material.
Bio-Based Materials
  • Ensure that the products either have a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal (for products other than wood) and were grown on farms that meet the Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN) Standard, or have been documented in accordance with the Alternative Compliance Path.
Certified Wood
  • Ensure that an invoice from each final CoC certificate holder has been provided for all FSC certified non-custom wood products.
  • Be sure that each invoice includes the vendor’s CoC certificate code, an itemized list of FSC-certified products and specific FSC claims, the entity being invoiced, and an indication that the delivery is intended for the LEED project.
  • If there are contributing custom wood products, ensure that documentation from the woodworker (in addition to the invoice) details the FSC-certified wood materials used and includes a total cost to the end-user/project of wood materials used.
  • FSC certified recycled content may not be counted as both FSC certified and recycled content. FSC 100% products must be listed as meeting the FSC criterion only, while FSC Recycled products must be listed as meeting only the post-consumer recycled content criterion. Additionally, FSC Mix products must be listed as either compliant with the FSC criterion OR one of the recycled content criterion, but not both (unless manufacturer documentation is provided confirming the minimum thresholds for both the FSC criterion and one of the recycled content criteria are met).

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