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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v4 - LEED v4

Purchasing - ongoing

Possible 1 point

Submittal Tips (click to expand)
Keep these important GBCI reviewer tips in mind when preparing your submittal documentation and avoid some of the common issues reviewers see during the LEED review process.

MR Credit: Purchasing - Ongoing

  • Be sure to provide sustainable criteria documentation for 100% of the purchases used to demonstrate credit compliance for the following, as applicable:
    • Sustainable agriculture
    • Bio-based materials
    • Paper and wood products (i.e. Vendor Chain of Custody certificate numbers for all paper and wood products with FSC certification)
  • Remember that in order to demonstrate compliance for this credit, 40% of equipment purchases must either have a silver Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) rating or better, OR, if the equipment does not yet fall under the EPEAT rating systems, it must be ENERGY STAR qualified or performance equivalent for projects outside the U.S.
  • Be sure to provide a clarification narrative when no applicable electric-powered equipment was purchased during the performance period.
FSC's Chain of Custody Requirements