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  • 1. GreenFormat™ Structured Information to Support Sustainable Design and Product Choices.
  • 2. Copyright © 2010. U.S. copyright held by The Constructions Specification Institute, Alexandria, VA. All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher, The Construction Specifications Institute. This questionnaire is authorized for internal use only and is © CSI 2010. For any promotional use or other uses of this questionnaire, please contact greenformat@csinet.org. GreenFormat™: Structured Information to Support Sustainable Design and Product Choices CSI gives acknowledgement and thanks to the members of the GreenFormat Task Team for their work: Robert W. Johnson, RA, FCSI Distinguished Member, CCS, CCCA (Chair) Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, CDT, LEED AP Ellen Kay Crews, FCSI, CCS, CCCA Philip W. Kabza, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP Grant B. Owen, CSI Jori Toniello (CSC) Andrew Wilson, CSI, CCS, CCCA Mark Kalin, FCSI, CCS, FAIA, SCIP (Tech Com Liaison) Dennis J. Hall, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, FAIA, SCIP (Board Liaison) The Constructions Specification Institute 110 South Union Street, Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22314 800-689-2900 www.csinet.org
  • 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ................................................................................................................1 Application Guide ......................................................................................................2 Definitions ................................................................................................................2 Relationship to MasterFormat ....................................................................................2 Relationship to SectionFormat....................................................................................2 Relations to Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and other Building Rating Systems ........................................................................................................2 Structure .....................................................................................................................3 Detailed Description and Questionnaire..................................................................5 Category 1 – Background Information .........................................................................5 Category 2 – Product Details......................................................................................7 Category 3 – Product Life Cycle ............................................................................... 22 Category 4 – Additional Information .......................................................................... 32 Category 5 – Authorization....................................................................................... 34 Appendices............................................................................................................... 35 Glossary of Terms and Definitions ............................................................................ 36 References Standards............................................................................................. 41 References Abbreviations and Acronyms .................................................................. 44 GreenFormat-LEED Relationships............................................................................ 46
  • 4. 1 INTRODUCTION GreenFormat™ is a CSI Format that identifies and organizes the sustainability measuring properties of products. It will help manufacturers accurately identify key product characteristics and provide designers, constructors and building operators with basic information to help meet “green” requirements. The Format consists of a questionnaire to obtain specific information from manufacturers about the sustainability of the products they produce, and the construction materials and processes they use. The information shared in the questionnaire will be made available to designers and other construction professionals in GreenFormat through a website (www.greenformat.com). GreenFormat allows manufacturers to identify the sustainable criteria, standards and certifications that apply to their products, and gives designers, constructors and others an easy way to evaluate the various sustainable aspects of materials, products and processes. Sustainable information reported in GreenFormat is grouped into five categories, each containing individual sub-categories and questions about product sustainability. The categories are organized with topics more likely to be important to design decisions first. This flexible structure will adapt to anticipated changes in the industry. As sustainability issues evolve, new topics and questions will be added in the appropriate category, and existing topics and questions that become obsolete or change will be dropped if necessary. The structure supports the common methods of specifying with information needed for Reference Standard, Performance, Descriptive and Proprietary specifications in category 2. Category 3 addresses the product’s characteristics across its lifecycle. GreenFormat works in conjunction with MasterFormat™ and can be applied to all construction products and product categories.
  • 5. 2 APPLICATION GUIDE Definitions Category: a portion of the questionnaire that summarizes information contained about the product. GreenFormat Version 1.0 uses five categories. Includes: means the work result is included in the title, and generally implies it is the primary title. Sub-Category: a portion of a category within the questionnaire which includes information about the product. Relationship to MasterFormat™ GreenFormat is organized according to MasterFormat number and title relating to the work results included in the individual product listing. Since GreenFormat is intended for reporting sustainability characteristics of products and materials, the information listed under GreenFormat is best organized by the complementary structure of MasterFormat. More information about MasterFormat, its numbering system and titles, may be obtained at www.MasterFormat.com. A designer or contractor can use a MasterFormat division number or title to search for a product in GreenFormat. Relationship to SectionFormat™ GreenFormat is structured similar to SectionFormat:  The Format is divided into five categories  Each category contains sub-categories  A sub-category may contain additional sub-categories. The degree to which information is subdivided depends on the complexity of and extent of the section.  Most GreenFormat categories and sub-categories are optional and should be included only as required to describe the information being presented.  The categories and sub-categories are provided in a logical hierarchy of detail. The degree to which information is provided depends on the complexity and extent of the information and the nature of the subject being described. Relationship to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other Building Rating Systems Throughout GreenFormat there may be information that is related to a specific LEED rating credit. Any information that corresponds to a LEED rating credit is noted in this document. For details of the particular LEED credit, please reference GreenFormat Questionnaire Version 1.0 Appendix 4.
  • 6. 3 STRUCTURE 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1.1 MANUFACTURER 1.2 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 2. PRODUCT DETAILS 2.1 SUSTAINABLE STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS 2.1.1 Third Party Certification - Whole Product Sustainability 2.1.2 Third Party Certification - Forestry Practices 2.1.3 Third Party Certification - Indoor Emissions 2.1.4 Third Party Certification - Other Certification Categories 2.1.5 Second Party Certification Program - Whole Product Sustainability 2.1.6 Second Party Certification Program - Indoor Emissions 2.1.7 Second Party Certification Program - Energy 2.1.8 Second Party Certification Program - Other Certification Categories 2.1.9 Self-Declaration of Compliance - Whole Product Sustainability 2.1.10 Self-Declaration of Compliance - Indoor Emissions 2.1.11 Self-Declaration of Compliance - Energy 2.1.12 Self Declaration of Compliance - Other Certification Categories 2.2 SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 2.2.07 Thermal and Moisture Protection 2.2.08 Openings 2.2.09 Finishes 2.2.22 Plumbing 2.2.23 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) 2.2.26 Electrical 2.2.32 Exterior Improvements 2.2.99 Additional Product Performance 2.3 SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITION OF PRODUCT 2.3.1 Composition 2.3.2 Toxicity 2.3.3 Recycled Content 2.3.4 Rapidly Renewable Materials 2.3.5 Reused Materials 2.3.6 Emissions 3. PRODUCT LIFECYCLE 3.1 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS 3.2 MATERIAL EXTRACTION AND TRANSPORTATION 3.2.1 Regional Materials 3.2.2 Supply Chain 3.3 MANUFACTURING 3.3.1 Manufacturing and Support Facilities 3.3.2. Manufacturing Process 3.4 CONSTRUCTION 3.4.1 Construction Waste Management 3.4.2 Installation 3.4.3 Contract Closeout 3.5 FACILITY OPERATIONS PHASE 3.5.1 Product Lifespan 3.5.2 Recommended Cleaning and Maintenance 3.6 DECONSTRUCTION / RECYCLING PHASE 3.6.1 Manufacturer/Industry Programs 3.6.2 Product Reuse 3.6.3 Product Recycling / Disposal
  • 7. 4 4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 4.1 STEWARDSHIP 4.2 TRANSPARENCY OF INFORMATION 5. AUTHORIZATION APPENDIX 1 – GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND DEFINITIONS APPENDIX 2 – REFERENCED STANDARDS APPENDIX 3 – REFERENCED ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS APPENDIX 4 – GREENFORMAT-LEED RELATIONSHIPS
  • 8. 5 DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND QUESTIONNAIRE 1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION These fields are generally, used to categorize the information by MasterFormat number(s), manufacturer's name, product name or trade name (with a manufacturer's brief description of the product), and date the information is provided. This is manufacturer-friendly, and allows manufacturers the flexibility to describe either standard products and product lines or unique one-of-a-kind products. Users can search this information by MasterFormat number, by manufacturer name, by trade name, or by a keyword search. It is flexible enough to also link to UniFormat and OmniClass classification systems. Manufacturer Tip: How should “product type” be defined for the purposes of filling out the form? Choosing one specific style or SKU may be too narrow (such as if most answers would be similar for a wider product group), but a full product line may be too broad (for example, grouping together products with and without a certain certification, would reduce the informational value of the form). Suggested categories:  all products covered under a certification  all similar products in a collection  a segment of a product line that has similar environmental characteristics Product specific questions will allow you to answer with a range (e.g. recycled content) and a "Manufacturer Comments" text box will allow you to enter clarification (e.g. recycled content varies by color). Additional entries for other product types/categories can be created. 1.1 MANUFACTURER Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Subsidiary Name(s): _______________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________________________ Phone:__________________________________________________________________________ What are your sale mechanisms? [manufacturer-direct, distributor (or representative), wholesale, retail, internet-only]:______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Link to distribution channel information: ________________________________________________ 1.2 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION GreenFormat is filtered by MasterFormat number to limit the questions seen by a manufacturer to those relevant to the specific division. If the product can be specified in multiple MasterFormat divisions, add multiple numbers (up to 5) and the product will appear in multiple locations in MasterFormat and the questions will be expanded to cover all divisions identified. MasterFormat Number(s):___________________________________________________________  Check here to display the complete GreenFormat questionnaire without any MasterFormat number filtering applied.
  • 9. 6 Manufacturer Tip: If the product does not fit well into a MasterFormat division (or divisions) it may be advisable to work with the entire unfiltered Format. Additionally, in some cases, there may be questions that are filtered out for most products in a division that could be relevant to selected products that otherwise fit in that division. To help determine if using the unfiltered Format might be appropriate for a product, a copy of the complete questionnaire is available from the “My Listings” page. Review the online form and if questions do not appear that are in the full version and might be relevant for the product then select the option (by clicking the checkbox above) that displays all of the GreenFormat questions. Note that this should not be required for most products and in general is not encouraged. Manufacturer’s Product Line [This question refers to the product line listed here or the line that includes the product listed here]: _________________________________________________________________ Product Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Model Number(s) or ID Number(s):____________________________________________________ Product Photo: Image must be in .jpg, .gif, or .png format, at least 800 pixels in height or width and 2mb or less in size Product Description: _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 10. 7 2.0 PRODUCT DETAILS This category addresses three of the four different methods of specifying reference standard specification, performance specification, and descriptive specification. The fourth method of specifying, the proprietary method, would use the information presented in Category 1. Manufacturer Tip: This category includes questions that are most likely to be asked by specifiers and other design professionals. When deciding what product(s) or product line to include in a single listing, it may help to browse the questions in this category and think about what grouping of products would allow you to answer the questions most clearly. 2.1 SUSTAINABLE STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS Sustainable Standards and Certifications relates to the information which a specifier would include in the Quality Assurance article of a specification, and it provides verification of environmental claims. This acknowledges not only the importance of the Quality Assurance article in CSI's SectionFormat™ document, but is also necessary if the specifier is writing a reference standard specification. The information provided in this category allows the specifier to search for a product based on its meeting a sustainable standard. This category is used to provide substantiation of environmental claims, by self-declared compliance with sustainable standards or criteria, or by second or third party certification of compliance with sustainable criteria. This category includes only certifications and standards with clearly defined criteria for acceptance. Certification of specific single attribute manufacturer claims, such as Scientific Certification Systems certifying the percentage of recycled content, or comprehensive third party product information disclosures like Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that do not include specific criteria for acceptance are included in later categories. Not all certifications pertain to all products or manufacturers. The full list of referenced standards and certifying organizations can be found in Appendix 2. If the material meets a standard or is certified by an organization that is not listed, please include it in “Other”, per the appropriate category. 2.1.1 Third Party Certification – Whole Product Sustainability This certification indicates that an independent third party has tested a product’s compliance to a multi-attribute standard that attempts to cover all aspects of a product’s life cycle. Comprehensive third party product information disclosures like LCA and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that do not include specific criteria for acceptance are included in later categories. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term Environmental Preferable Products SCS* N/A __________ ________ ______ Sustainable Choice SCS Silver/Gold/ Platinum __________ ________ ______ NSF-140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment NSF/SCS/Other Silver/Gold/ Platinum __________ ________ ______ If “other” please identify: BIFMA E3 Business and Institutional Furniture Sustainability Standard _______________ Silver/Gold/ Platinum __________ ________ ______ Other _______________ _________ __________ ________ ______
  • 11. 8 *SCS has a third party certification called EPP: EPP guidelines are available from other organizations (EPA's EPP), however, they may not be specific third party certifications If the product has is a third party certification with this name, please mention that it in “Other”. 2.1.2 Third Party Certification- Forestry Practices This certification indicates that an independent third party has tested a product’s compliance to requirements of a recognized sustainable forestry standard. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term FSC Forest  Management (FM)  * Drop List N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ FSC Chain of  Custody (CoC)  * Drop List N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ SFI Percent Certified-Content/ Chain of Custody (CoC) ___________ N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ SFI Fiber Sourcing/ Procurement Certification ___________ N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ American Tree Farm System Chain of Custody (CoC) ___________ N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody (CoC) ___________ N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Sustainable Forest Management CAN/CSA-Z810 ___________ N/A ___________ ___________ ___________ Other ___________ ______ ___________ ___________ ___________ *Drop list: Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. SCS/ Smartwood Program Bureau Veritas Certification/ SGS Systems & Services Certification USA 2.1.3 Third Party Certification - Indoor Emissions This certification indicates that an independent third party has tested a product’s compliance to an emissions standard or set of criteria.
  • 12. 9 Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term GREENGUARD ___________ *Drop List ___________ __________ __________ FloorScore SCS /RFCI N/A ___________ __________ __________ Indoor Advantage SCS **Drop List ___________ __________ __________ CHPS/CA 01350 ___________ _________ ___________ __________ __________ Other ___________ _________ ___________ __________ __________ *Drop List GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Greenguard for Children & Schools **Drop List Indoor Advantage Indoor Advantage Gold 2.1.4 Third Party - Other Certification Categories This certification indicates that an independent third party has tested compliance with a sustainable standard or criteria. For example, Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) does independent verification of the recycled content of materials. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term Other ___________ _________ ___________ __________ __________ 2.1.5 Second Party Certification - Whole Product Sustainability Second party certification indicates that a government, industry organization, or other invested party has set a standard for sustainable criteria, and the organization certifies that the manufacturer complies with stated sustainable criteria. Many countries have a single government-recognized organization to provide certification. In the USA however, standard development and product certification may be conducted by a variety of different entities. These certifications indicate that a second party has tested a product’s compliance to a multi-attribute standard that attempts to cover all key aspects of a product’s sustainability. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term Cradle-to-Cradle MBDC * Drop List ___________ __________ _________ SMaRT MIS ________ ___________ __________ _________ EU Flower ___________ ________ ___________ __________ _________ Nordic Swan (Scandinavia) ___________ ________ ___________ __________ _________ Blue Angel (Germany) ___________ ________ ___________ __________ _________ Environmental Choice / Ecologo (Canada) ___________ ________ ___________ __________ _________
  • 13. 10 Good Environmental Choice Australian (GECA) ___________ _________ ___________ __________ _________ Green Seal ___________ _________ ___________ __________ _________ BIFMA E3 Business and Institutional Furniture Sustainability Standard Silver/Gold/ Platinum _________ ___________ __________ _________ NSF 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Silver/Gold/ Platinum _________ ___________ __________ _________ Other ___________ _________ ___________ __________ _________ *Drop List: Biological Nutrient Technical Nutrient Silver Gold Platinum 2.1.6 Second Party Certification - Indoor Emissions This certification indicates that a government, industry organization, or other second party certifier has set a standard for sustainable criteria, and the organization certifies that the manufacturer complies with stated sustainable criteria. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term Carpet: Green Label CRI * Drop List _________ _________ _________ Carpet Adhesive: Green Label CRI ** Drop List _________ _________ _________ Carpet Pad: Green Label CRI _________ _________ _________ _________ Interior Paints: GS-11 ___________ _________ _________ _________ _________ Green Seal GreenSeal _________ _________ _________ _________ Interior Anti-corrosive paints: Green Seal GC-03 GreenSeal _________ _________ _________ _________ Recycled content latex paint: Green Seal GS-43 GreenSeal _________ _________ _________ _________ Other ___________ _________ _________ _________ _________ *Drop List Green Label Green Label Plus **Drop List Green Label Green Label Plus
  • 14. 11 2.1.7 Second Party Certification – Energy This certification indicates that a government, industry organization, or other second party certifier has set a standard for energy efficiency or other energy criteria, and the organization certifies that the manufacturer complies with stated sustainable criteria. For example, EPA oversees the Energy Star label for a wide range of energy-efficient products. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term Energy Star (many products) EPA _________ __________ __________ __________ Consortium for Energy Efficiency ____________ *Drop List __________ __________ __________ Other ____________ _________ __________ __________ __________ *Drop List Residential Tier 1 Residential Tier 2 Residential Tier 3 Commercial Tier 1 Commercial Tier 2 Commercial Tier 3 2.1.8 Second Party Certification - Other Certification Categories This certification indicates that a government, industry organization, or other second party certifier has set a standard for sustainable criteria other than the categories laid out above, and that organization certifies that the manufacturer complies with stated sustainable criteria. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat- LEED Relationships Table. Certification Organization Level Certification Number Activation Date Length of Term Lighting: “Dark Sky Approved” IDA _________ __________ ___________ ___________ WaterSense EPA _________ __________ ___________ ___________ BioPreferred USDA _________ __________ ___________ ___________ Other ____________ _________ __________ ___________ ___________ 2.1.9 Self-Declaration of Compliance - Whole Product Sustainability Self-declaration of compliance, or 'first party' certification, indicates that a manufacturer or supplier declares the product meets a specific listed standard. For ANSI approved standards like NSF-140, a manufacturer must have the option to have the product first-, second- or third-party certified to the standard. While a manufacturer may self declare that their carpet meets NSF-140, many manufacturers obtain certification by an independent third party for the added credibility that independent assessment provides.
  • 15. 12 Certification Organization Level Certification/ Standard Number Test Organization Test Date BIFMA E3 Business and Institutional Furniture Sustainability Standard ___________ Silver/Gold/ Platinum ______________ __________ ______ NSF 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment ___________ Silver/Gold/ Platinum ______________ __________ ______ Other ___________ ________ ______________ __________ ______ 2.1.10 Self-Declaration of Compliance – Indoor Emissions This certification indicates that the manufacturer or supplier declares that product meets a specific listed standard. For example, a paint manufacturer might declare that their paint meets the VOC requirements of GreenSeal GS-11, but this has not been certified by another party. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat- LEED Relationships Table. Standards Organization/Agency Standard Number Testing Organization Test Date or Date Information Last Verified Adhesives and Sealants SCAQMD Rule 1168 _________________ Rule 1168 ___________ _______________ Paints and Coatings (Interior) SCAQMD Rule 1113 _________________ Rule 1113 ___________ _______________ Furniture Emissions: BIFMA X7.1 _________________ X7.1 ___________ _______________ Green Label _________________ ________ ___________ _______________ US EPA Architectural and Coating Ruling _________________ ________ ___________ _______________ Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) Model Rule for the control of VOC emissions on architectural and industrial maintenance coatings _________________ ________ ___________ _______________ Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to Reduce formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products _________________ PhaseI/ Phase II ___________ _______________ Other _________________ ________ ___________ _______________
  • 16. 13 2.1.11 Self-Declaration of Compliance – Energy This certification indicates that the manufacturer declares that product meets a specific listed standard. For example, a manufacturer might declare that their product met DOE FEMP Designated standards, However this has not been verified by a third party authorized to certify to that particular standard, or reviewed by the agency or second-party organization responsible for awarding a particular certification. Standards Organization or Regulatory Agency Standard Number Testing Organization Test Date DOE FEMP Designated ____________________ __________ ___________ _________ Other ____________________ __________ ___________ _________ 2.1.12 Self Declaration of Compliance - Other Certification Categories This certification indicates that the manufacturer declares that product meets a specific listed standard in a category other than those laid out above, However this conformance to the standard has not been verified by a third party authorized to certify to that particular standard, or reviewed by the agency or second-party organization responsible for awarding a particular certification. Standards Organization or Regulatory Agency Standard Number Testing Organization Test Date EPA Comprehensive - Procurement Guidelines (CPG) EPA __________ ____________ _________ Other ____________________ __________ ____________ _________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2.2 SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA Sustainable Performance Criteria relates to the product's sustainable performance during use, and would be of primary interest when writing a performance specification or when a product's performance is being evaluated or compared to other products. Manufacturer Tip: Questions in this category are organized by MasterFormat 2004 division (2.2.XX, with XX referring to the first two digits of the MasterFormat number). Questions only need to be filled out in the appropriate division (if viewing the filtered form, the other questions should not be visible). 2.2.99 is reserved for any additional performance testing (sustainability related or otherwise) that is key for the product that a designer or specifier would want to search on (Please recall that GreenFormat is not designed for SKU-level data, and so information that is only relevant at that level should not be included here, unless a range provides helpful information).
  • 17. 14 2.2.7 Thermal and Moisture Protection Test Standard and Results (Value) Solar Reflectance: ASTM E903 or C1549, E1918, CRRC-1 Method #1 Results:_______________________ Emissivity: ASTM E408 or C1371 - Results:____________ Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)*: ASTM E1980 - Results:___________________ Is the product Cool Roof Rating Council Listed? Yes/No Thermal conductivity or overall R-value ASTM C518 or Other - Results:_____________ *The “solar reflectance index” (SRI), defined by ASTM E 1980, incorporates both reflectivity and emissivity. The combination of reflectivity and emissivity means that light-colored polymeric roof membranes and coatings, which are good emitters of heat, tend to perform better than metallic surfaces, which can be more reflective but which heats up more because of its low emissivity. 2.2.8 Openings Test Standard and Results (value) U-Factor NFRC 100:(AA or BB) - Results:____________ SHGC NFRC 200 - Results: _______________(range) Visible Light Transmittance (Tvis) NFRC 300 - Results: _______________(range) Air Leakage NFRC 400 - Results: _______________(range) Condensation Resistance NFRC 500 - Results: _______________(range) Are the values provided from testing by NFRC? Yes/No 2.2.9 Finishes Test Standard and Results (value) Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) _____________________ Results:__________ Sound Transmission Class (STC) _____________________ Results:__________ 2.2.22 Plumbing This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Reduced Water Use: Does the product reduce water consumption compared to the flow rate requirements of the US Energy Policy Act of 1992? Yes/No Approximately how much? _______ % reduction 2.2.23 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table.
  • 18. 15 Thermal conductivity or overall R-value: _____________________________ What is the fuel type? oil/gas/LP/wood/pellet/multifuel/electric /other What is the maximum MERV rating for filters used with this equipment? _____________________________ Does the minimum efficiency level meet or exceed the latest ASHRAE 90.1 standard? Yes/No What is the performance range? For Furnaces and Boilers _______ (units AFUE or ET or Ec) For Unitary Air Conditioners and Condensing Units _______ (units SEER or EER or IPLV) For Unitary and Applied Heat Pumps _______ (units SEER or EER or IPLV or HSPF or COP) For Water Chilling Packages: _______ (units COP or IPLV) For Water Heating Equipment: _______ (units EF or Btu/h or Et or COP or R) For Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps, Single-Package Vertical Air Conditioners, Single -Package Vertical Heat Pumps, Room Air Conditioners, and Room Air Conditioner Heat Pumps _______ (units EER or COP or SEER) For Heat Rejection Equipment _______ (units gpm/hp or Btu/h or hp) For General Motors: General Purpose Design A and Design B Motors _______ (units %) Central Heating Equipment:(23 50 00; includes boilers, furnaces, heaters, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, heating solar collectors, and heat exchangers) _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ If there is no applicable efficiency measure above, please provide the rated efficiency of the product or efficiency range for the product line (or within the specified size category), and describe in the notes the measurement protocol used. _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ Is witness-test available in the factory? (for Electric Chillers) Yes/No Are product performance claims ARI performance certified? Yes/No Are energy claims verified through UL (UL Energy Verification Mark)? Yes/No Building Control Systems: Are multiple building control systems available? Yes/No Building Control Systems: What types of interface protocols are available in the system level control? (BACnet, Modbus, LonMark, CAB) _______________________________ _______________________________
  • 19. 16 Building Control Systems: What optimization control algorithms are available? (e.g. chiller tower optimization? fan pressure optimization? ventilation optimization? pump pressure optimization?) _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ Building Control Systems: Are wireless zone sensors available? Yes/No Building Control Systems: Are factory mounted and field installed unit controllers available? Yes/No 2.2.26 Electrical How many watts per unit size does the product generate and/or store (Describe features and performance)?____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2.2.32 Exterior Improvements This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Test Standard and Results (value) What percent perviousness is the material? _____% Solar Reflectance ASTM E903 or C1549: ____________ Emissivity ASTM E408 or C1371:__________ Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) ASTM E1980:____________ 2.2.99 Additional Product Performance This category is for any additional performance testing (sustainability related or otherwise) critical to the product that a designer or specifier would want to search on at this level (i.e. not at the SKU level). Please note that a link to specification and technical documents may be provided in category 1. a) List essential performance and physical characteristics (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.):________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Characteristic: __________________________________________________________________ Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): _____________________________________________ Results (value, units): ____________________________________________________________ b) List essential performance and physical characteristics (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.):________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  • 20. 17 Characteristic: __________________________________________________________________ Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): _____________________________________________ Results (value, units): ____________________________________________________________ c) List essential performance and physical characteristics (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.):________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Characteristic: __________________________________________________________________ Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): _____________________________________________ Results (value, units): ____________________________________________________________ d) List essential performance and physical characteristics (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.):________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Characteristic: __________________________________________________________________ Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): _____________________________________________ Results (value, units): ____________________________________________________________ e) List essential performance and physical characteristics (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.):________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Characteristic: __________________________________________________________________ Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): _____________________________________________ Results (value, units): ____________________________________________________________ f) List essential performance and physical characteristics (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.):________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Characteristic: __________________________________________________________________ Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): _____________________________________________ Results (value, units): ____________________________________________________________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 21. 18 2.3 SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITION OF PRODUCT Sustainable Composition of Product relates to what the product is made from, as well as material off- gassing. This is descriptive information and would be used when writing a descriptive specification, or when researching the composition of a product. 2.3.1 Composition List the primary materials in a representative sample of the reported product (List actual material - not trade name).* ____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ *This sub-category is not intended to require disclosure of proprietary ingredients. If proprietary ingredients are present, list the remaining materials as well as the percent of material that is proprietary and not disclosed. ________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in this sub-category, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2.3.2 Toxicity* If the answer is yes to any of the following, please use the comment field to provide context for the response (e.g.,for example, noting the percent by weight of listed chemicals in the product). Does the product contain any California Proposition 65 chemicals? Yes/No _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Does the product contain any Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic pollutants (PBTs) as listed on the EPA Priority PBT List? Yes/No _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Is the MSDS and/or a list of toxics available on company website? Yes/No _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ *Refers to toxicity of intentionally added ingredients.
  • 22. 19 Toxicity Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in this sub-category, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2.3.3 Recycled Content This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Does the product contain any recycled content material? Yes/No Post-consumer: Percent by weight of total product _________ % range Pre-consumer: Percent by weight of total product _________ % range Total: Percent by weight of total product _________ % range Are these measurements certified? Yes/No If yes, Certifying company ______________________ Certification number ______________________ Certification date ______________________ Certification term ______________________ Recycled Content Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in this sub-category, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 23. 20 2.3.4 Rapidly Renewable Materials Rapidly Renewable: Materials are considered to be agricultural products, both fiber and animal, that takes 10 years or less to grow and raise, and to harvest in an ongoing and sustainable fashion. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Does the product contain any rapidly renewable materials? If yes, please list them. Yes/No _______________________________ _______________________________ Content in %, by weight: ______ % Measurement Definition FTC Def or ISO 14021 Is the rapidly-renewable materials content certified? If yes,please list certifications. Yes/No _______________________________ Rapidly Renewable Materials Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in this sub-category, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2.3.5 Reused Materials This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Does the product consist of essentially a salvaged, refurbished, or reused material? If Yes, identify original item: (i.e. brick, wood framing, flooring, doors, paneling, siding, etc.) Yes/No ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ Source of Material ___________ Measurement definition FTC Def or ISO 14021 ______________ Certified? Yes/No If yes, Certifying company ______________ Certification number ______________ Certification date ______________ Certification term ______________
  • 24. 21 Reused Materials Manufacturer Comments: If you have any additional comments on the information provided in this sub-category ,including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2.3.6 Emissions This sub-category covers specific calculations or test methods for VOC and formaldehyde levels that are widely used in the industry today. If the product has been chamber tested for emissions and found to meet a standard such as CA 01350, this should have been explained in third and second party emissions certifications, and self-declared compliance to an emissions standard, respectively. For all products, chamber testing for compliance to a comprehensive emission standard is preferred; Certification provides a uniform basis for comparison as well as detail results for individual VOCs. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Measurement Standard Results For wet-applied products, what is the VOC content? * EPA Reference Test Method 24 ___________(g/l) Will adding the recommended pigments increase VOCs beyond what is stated?* Yes/No Does the product contain any added Urea Formaldehyde? Yes/No What is the product’s formaldehyde level? ASTM 1333 __________(ppm) * VOC content of paints is often reported for the base color, with pigments resulting in an increase in VOCs. Emissions Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in this sub-category, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 25. 22 3.0 PRODUCT LIFECYCLE This category describes the phases of a construction material's life cycle that a design professional may evaluate when selecting a sustainable product. It is not an attempt to collect all the information necessary to perform a life cycle analysis of a product, but only to identify sustainability questions that relate to each phase of a product's entire life cycle. However it is also noted in this category whether a product has gone through a comprehensive LCA. In the absence of an LCA, life cycle thinking can aid in expanding the scope of analysis, therefore questions are asked regarding the materials and impacts related to each phase of the product life cycle, and are applicable even if a full LCA has not been completed. These are generally recognized categories used by the sustainability community. The Sustainable Facilities Task Team has categorized and named them, as closely as possible, using the same names and construction phases used in CSI's Project Resource Manual (PRM). Manufacturer Tip: This category includes questions on product manufacture itself for which some manufacturers may not be currently collecting data, thus the answers may be more difficult to find. However more and more design professionals are asking for information on the manufacturing process, the whole lifecycle of the product, and company-wide environmental performance, not simply on characteristics of the product itself. This category addresses these concerns, including some that are relevant to green building rating systems that design professionals may be pursuing. 3.1 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS Life Cycle Analysis estimates the cumulative environmental impacts resulting from all stages of a product life cycle, including raw material extraction, manufacture, use and end-of-life. The full life cycle is often called “cradle-to-grave.” A partial LCA can also be conducted from extraction of raw materials through manufacture, this is commonly called “cradle to gate.” A product may have gone through a comprehensive Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) or have developed an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for comprehensive reporting on LCA and other sustainability information. An LCA can help a decision maker select the product that has the lowest total environmental impact versus selecting one that has solely reduced impacts at one phase of the life cycle and while possibly trading off higher impacts in another phase. Has this product, or any product in the product category, gone through a life cycle assessment (LCA)? If yes, identify: Yes/No ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ System used (Please describe the LCA process used as clearly as possible, for example; a process LCA using SimaPro or a hybrid LCA that used GaBi and EIO- LCA). ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Was the LCA third-party verified? Yes/No Company performing the LCA: ______________________________________ If third party verified, company verifying the LCA: ______________________________________
  • 26. 23 Is there other relevant LCA data, for example, pertaining to a major constituent material (In some cases a trade association or other entity may have conducted an industry average LCA on a common material. Please note if this is the case, and also if there are ways in which the process used for this product significantly deviates from that generic LCA)? If yes, identify: -System Used -Material or Product Yes/No ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Company performing the LCA: ______________________________________ If third party verified, company verifying the LCA: ______________________________________ Is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) available for this product, or any product in this category? (An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides Life Cycle Information in a standardized format as described generally by ISO 14025, and specifically for building products by ISO 21930). If yes, identify: Yes/No ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Was the EPD third party verified? Yes/No Company developing the EPD: ______________________________________ If third party verified, company verifying the EPD: ______________________________________ Website address (URL) of the EPD, if available.    ______________________________________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ 3.2 MATERIAL EXTRACTION AND TRANSPORTATION Material Extraction and Transportation relates to the embodied energy within the raw materials that make up a product and the greenhouse gasses emitted into the environment as a result of material extraction and transportation to the manufacturing plant. A comprehensive LCA is recommended to fully capture "cradle-to-gate" information.
  • 27. 24 3.2.1 Regional Materials This sub-category considers the direct material input to the manufacturing process as well as location of manufacturing facilities, but does not attempt to gather information further down the supply chain. In addition to manufacturing location, raw material source location information is relevant for some versions of the LEED regional materials credit and is thus included here. This category contains questions that relate to LEED rating system points. For specifics, see the GreenFormat-LEED Relationships Table. Location(s) of manufacturing facility(s) producing the reported product (City, State/Province, Zip, Country): ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ List Primary Raw Materials in Product (ie. sand, cement, water, recycled glass, clay, wood, biofiber, etc.): (If a significant percent of the raw materials for this product (excluding water) are sourced from a specific location, please also list percent by weight of material in the product and material source location (town, state, country zip code, country). Be as specific as possible regarding each raw material in the product, but leave the location blank if the material is sourced from many different locations). Material: Location sourced from: % by weight in product: _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________  Raw materials or components are too numerous, are sourced from too wide a region, or are too dispersed for a meaningful answer. 3.2.2 Supply Chain This sub-category covers actions to improve the environmental performance of the supply chain. What approximate percent of materials and/or assemblies by weight are sourced from ISO 14001 certified suppliers?  Don’t know  None  under 25%  35-50%  50-75%  75%-100% How has the company worked with suppliers on reducing the environmental footprint of your supply chain? __________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 28. 25 Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 3.3 MANUFACTURING Manufacturing relates to the impacts occurring while transforming raw materials and components into a finished product. This includes manufacturing facilities and processes and their effect on the environment. Questions relate to manufacturers' verifiable commitment to sustainability, actions they have taken, energy and water use in manufacturing, greenhouse gasses emitted, and byproducts produced as a result of the manufacturing process. 3.3.1 Manufacturing and Support Facilities Does the company maintain ISO 14001 registration for some or all manufacturing facilities, including international locations? If some, identify which plant(s): All Some None __________________________ __________________________ __________________________  Does the company generate energy on-site from renewable resources? If yes, resulting reduction of purchased energy (fuels and electricity) Yes/No _______% Does the company purchase any thermal energy or electricity from renewable sources (for electricity, this refers to sources that meet the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e Energy National Standard)? If yes, percent of purchased thermal or electrical energy from renewable energy sources Yes/No _______ (%for manufacturing plant / % of total company purchase) 3.3.2 Manufacturing Process What is the company’s specified goal for reducing energy consumption? __________________________ __________________________ What steps has the company taken to reduce energy consumption of your manufacturing process? __________________________ __________________________ What is the percent reduction achieved by unit of product over the specified period? ______ % reduction
  • 29. 26 Enter Base year and Reporting year for period. __________________________ __________________________ What is the company’s specified goal for GHG reduction? __________________________ __________________________ What steps has the company taken to reduce GHG emissions of the manufacturing process? __________________________ __________________________ What is the percent reduction achieved by unit over specified period? ______%reduction Enter Base year and Reporting year for period. __________________________ __________________________ Does the company participate in any recognized voluntary programs to increase energy efficiency and/or reduce GHG emissions in manufacturing? If yes, identify: Yes/No __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Does the company report greenhouse gas emissions? If yes, is the company listed on the Climate Registry, and/or is GHG reporting done according to the recognized protocol? Yes/No Climate Registry the Greenhouse Gas Protocol The Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program other: ____________________ What is the company’s specified goal for reducing potable water use? __________________________ __________________________ What steps have been taken to reduce potable water consumption of the manufacturing process? __________________________ __________________________ What is the percent reduction achieved by unit of product over the specified period? ______% reduction Enter Base year and Reporting year for period. __________________________ __________________________ What is the company’s specified goal for reducing solid waste? __________________________ __________________________ What steps have been taken to reduce solid- waste created from the manufacturing process? __________________________ __________________________ What is the percent reduction achieved by unit of product over the specified period? _________% reduction Enter Base year and Reporting year for period. __________________________ __________________________ What percent of the waste from the facility goes to hazardous waste, landfill, WTE, recycled (offsite)? _______%
  • 30. 27 List materials sent to hazardous waste __________________________ __________________________ Are any Hazardous Air Pollutants (as defined by EPA) created, used, or released during the manufacture of the product? Yes/No Are any hazardous chemicals created, used, or released during the manufacture or use of the product which must be reported under the State Right to Know Act (SARA), Section 313 via the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)? Yes/No *The absence of hazardous chemicals or air pollutants in manufacture is laudable. However the presence of such hazards is not a simple indicator of environmental impact. Which listed hazards are present, how they are handled, the magnitude of emissions, and the extent and effectiveness of efforts to minimize creation, use, and releases of such hazards, are all important in assessing environmental responsibility. While it can be problematic to try to compare the performance of different companies, a record of TRI releases by company found on the EPA website allows review of a single company over time. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/tris/tris_query.html Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 3.4 CONSTRUCTION The following questions relate to sustainability issues during the construction phase. These include construction waste management, indoor air quality during construction, and contract closeout issues such as final cleaning, testing and balancing, and commissioning. The answers to these questions are incorporated into contract document specifications under Part 3 - Execution. This information is relevant for all buildings - not just sustainable construction. 3.4.1 Construction Waste Management Identify all items and disposition Shipping and Packing Materials (Select any/all that apply): Disposition Pallets: *____________________________ Boxes: *____________________________ Packing Filler: *____________________________ Containers: *____________________________
  • 31. 28 Wrapping: *____________________________ Other: ____________________________: *____________________________ Has the company reduced the amount of packaging required? Yes/No ____________________________ ____________________________ Are there programs in place to reduce environmental impacts of packaging? If yes, please describe program results: Yes/No ____________________________ ____________________________ Does the design of this product include features that reduce amount of excess material/overage required at installation? Yes/No If yes, what is the typical % excess material/overage? ______ % What are the disposition options for excess material? ____________________________ *(Options): Not used; Manufacturer/ Installer accepts back; Reusable; Recyclable; Minimized; Compostable; Landfill 3.4.2 Installation Accessories: Identify accessory items (adhesives, fasteners, tapes, etc.) required to install product and describe in the comment field any impact on the sustainable performance of the product. ______ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 3.4.3 Contract Closeout Final Cleaning: Do recommended final cleaning involve any materials which emit any known airborne toxins or VOCs? If yes, identify: Yes/No ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ Testing, Adjusting, and Commissioning: Briefly describe any activities recommended to assure optimal performance of your product or that are required to achieve its specified contribution to sustainable performance of the system. ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 32. 29 3.5 FACILITY OPERATIONS Facility operations relates to the durability and life span of the product, and cleaning, maintenance, and facility operation issues. This information informs the designer, the owner, and the facility manager in selecting products with long life and low maintenance. 3.5.1 Product Lifespan What is the expected lifespan of the product? ___________ years (range) What is the maximum length of manufacturer's warranty? ___________ years Does the product have an extended life, based on improved durability as defined by ISO 14021? If yes, average percent improvement in lifespan Yes/No _______% 3.5.2 Recommended Cleaning and Maintenance Recommended frequency of regularly scheduled cleaning (Daily/weekly/monthly/other): _______________________ Interior Products: Do recommended cleaning materials meet GreenSeal GS-37? Yes/No Another green cleaning standard? _______________________ Smooth Surface Flooring: Does the product require waxing or polishing to maintain its appearance? Yes/No If yes, do recommended floor waxes, polishes and strippers meet GreenSeal GS-40 Standard? Yes/No Carpet: Do recommended cleaners comply with California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOC levels? Yes/No Exterior Products: Do recommended cleaning materials meet requirements of SCAQMD air and water quality standards and regulations? Yes/No Recommended frequency of regularly scheduled maintenance: _______________________ Briefly describe recommended maintenance: _______________________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 33. 30 3.6 DECONSTRUCTION / RECYCLING PHASE Deconstruction / Recycling relates to how products are processed after their useful life in the building. Material reuse and recycling avoids solid waste disposal and lessens the use of virgin materials, often reducing environmental impact. Questions in this category relate to manufacturer and industry recycling programs, product reuse, recycling options, and disposal options. 3.6.1 Manufacturer/Industry Programs Is there a maintenance/replacement agreement? Yes/No Is there a buy-back or take-back program for products at end-of- life? Yes/No If yes, is there a cost to the customer? Yes/No For the manufacturing take-back program, what is the recycling rate for take-back product relative to your annual production in pounds? ______% 3.6.2 Product Reuse Is your entire product reusable? Yes/No Are components of your product reusable? Yes/No If yes to either of the above, do installation techniques allow it to be easily removed/disassembled without damage? Yes/No 3.6.3 Product Recycling / Disposal Is the product currently being recycled into another product? If yes, describe what new product(s): Yes/No _______________________________ _______________________________ Is product 100% biodegradable? Yes/No Is product 100% compostable? Yes/No If yes, what is standard? Options: ASTM D6400; ASTM D6868; or ASTM D7081 Does product require disposal in a landfill? If Yes, what classification of landfill? If No, what is recommended disposition? Yes/No Class II - Hazardous waste Class III - Nonhazardous waste _______________________ Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 34. 31 4.0 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional information allows manufacturers to provide any additional information that they want to share about their company's environmental policy or programs, other environmental groups that also their products, or other environmental information they want to share. This category relates to the transparency of the information provided. 4.1 STEWARDSHIP Are any of the company's buildings/sites certified under a green building rating system? If yes, identify location of certified building, certification, level achieved. Yes/No ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________  Briefly describe the organizations environmental policies or programs and provide link to them on company website. ______________________________ What awards and recognition has the company achieved or received for its environmental stewardship? ______________________________ Are there other environmental groups that also list the product(s)? Yes/No Is this product GreenSpec listed? Yes/No Does the company participate in any voluntary programs to reduce environmental impact of the product(s)? If yes, identify program(s): (Wastewise/Formulators Project/ Performance Track/US EPA DfE/ Other) Yes/No ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Please describe what Design-for- environment (DfE) strategies were used in design of this product (including such practices as dematerialization, and design- for-disassembly), company-wide approach to DfE, and other aspects that you feel exemplify commitment but have not been quantified elsewhere in this form. ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ 4.2 TRANSPARENCY OF INFORMATION Is the environmental information reported in this form available on the website? If yes, link to webpage(s) Yes/No ____________________________ Does the company produce a corporate sustainability report for public review? If yes, link to webpage(s) Yes/No ____________________________ On what protocol is it based (GRI, OneReport, Etc.)? ___________   
  • 35. 32 Are the ingredients or materials that comprise the product fully disclosed on product packaging or in materials accompanying the product? Yes/No    Manufacturer Comments If you have any additional comments on the information provided in these sub-categories, including qualifiers (such as how a test was conducted, what characteristics determine a range provided, or why information wasn’t provided), or information you feel belongs in this sub-category that you couldn’t capture through the questions provided, please note them here. ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
  • 36. 33 5.0 AUTHORIZATION* Authorization is an assurance to CSI and users of GreenFormat that the information provided by the manufacturer is true, correct, in keeping with the Product Listing Agreement accepted when the account was created and has the company's official endorsement behind it. A technical contact at the manufacturer is required in case users of the database have questions. Full Name:_______________________________________________________________________ Title: ___________________________________________________________________________ Authorization: ____________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________________ Company: _______________________________________________________________________  The contact for this authorization is different than the signer above. Contact Name: ________________________________________________________________ Contact Title: _________________________________________________________________ Contact Email: ________________________________________________________________ Contact Phone: _______________________________________________________________ *(CSI is not responsible for the accuracy or correctness of the responses provided in this form.)
  • 37. 34 APPENDICES Appendix 1 – Glossary Appendix 2 – Referenced Standards Appendix 3 – Referenced Abbreviations and Acronyms Appendix 4 – GreenFormat-LEED Relationships
  • 38. 35 APPENDIX 1 – GLOSSARY The following is a partial list of terms and definitions used within GreenFormat, and other related terms and definitions to assist the user in understanding the sustainable concepts in GreenFormat.* Standards referenced in GreenFormat may include additional definitions within that standard. Adhesive: Any substance that is used to bond one surface to another surface by attachment. Adhesives include adhesive bonding primers, adhesive primers, and any other primer. Albedo: Synonymous with solar reflectance (see below). Anti-Corrosive Paints: Coatings formulated and recommended for use in preventing the corrosion of ferrous metal substrates. Bioaccumulation/biomagnification: A process where chemicals are retained in fatty body tissue and increase in concentration over time. Biomagnification is the increase of tissue accumulation in species higher in the natural food chain as contaminated food species are eaten. Biodegradable: Capable of being decomposed by natural biological processes; the ability of a substance to be broken down physically and/or chemically by microorganisms. For example, many chemicals, food scraps, cotton, wool, and paper are bio-degradable; plastics and polyester generally are not. Biomass: Plant material such as trees, grasses, and crops that can be converted to heat energy to produce electricity. By-Product: Materials, other than the intended product, generated as a result of an industrial process. Carbon Dioxide (CO2): The greenhouse gas whose concentration is being most affected directly by human activities. CO2 also serves as a reference to compare all other greenhouse gases. The major source of CO2 emissions is fossil fuel combustion. CO2 emissions are also a product of forest clearing, biomass burning, and non-energy production processes such as cement production. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have been increasing at a rate of about 0.5% per year and are now about 30% above preindustrial levels. Carbon Sequestration: The uptake and storage of carbon. Trees and plants, for example, absorb carbon dioxide; release the oxygen, and store the carbon. Fossil fuels were at one time biomass and continue to store the carbon until burned. Carbon Sinks: Carbon reservoirs and conditions that take in and store more carbon (carbon sequestration) than they release. Carbon sinks can serve to partially offset greenhouse gas emissions. Forests and oceans are common carbon sinks. Chain-of-Custody (COC): A document that tracks the movement of a wood product from the forest to a vendor and is used to verify compliance with FSC guidelines. A "vendor" is defined as the company that supplies wood products to project contractors or subcontractors for on-site installation. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): Hydrocarbons used as refrigerants that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer. Closed-Loop Recycling: 1) Reclaiming or reusing wastewater for non-potable purposes in an enclosed process. 2) Recycling in which products at the end of useful life are used as a resource to remanufacture the same product. (Source: University of York Science Education Group) Composite Wood: A product consisting of wood or plant particles or fibers bonded together by a synthetic resin or binder (that is, plywood, particle-board, oriented strand board (OSB), medium density fiberboard (MDF), composite door cores.) Compostable: Material which breaks down to CO2, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass at a rate consistent with other compostable materials and leaves no visible, distinguishable or toxic residue. (Source: ASTM D 6400-04)
  • 39. 36 Construction Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan: A document specific to a building project that outlines measures to minimize contamination in the building during construction, and to flush the building of contaminants prior to occupancy. Construction Waste Management: Diversion of construction, demolition, and land-clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators; to redirect recyclable recovered materials back to the manufacturing process. Contaminant: An unwanted airborne constituent that may reduce acceptability of the air. (Source: ASHRAE 62.1-2004) Daylighting: The controlled admission of natural light into space through glazing with the intent of reducing or eliminating electric lighting. Deconstruction: The process of taking apart a structure with the primary goal of preserving the value of all useful building materials, so that they may be reused or recycled. (Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board) Disposal: The discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into the environment (land, surface water, ground water, and air). Ecosystem: A basic unit of nature that includes a community of organisms and their non-living environment linked by biological, chemical and physical process. Embodied Energy: Energy used during the entire life cycle of the product for manufacturing, transporting, and disposing of the product, as well as the inherent energy captured within the product itself. Emission: The release or discharge of a substance into the environment. Generally refers to the release of gases or particulates into the air. Emissivity: The ratio of the radiation emitted by a surface to the radiation emitted by a blackbody at the same temperature. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP): A United States federal-wide program (Executive Order 13101) that encourages and assists Executive agencies in the purchasing of Environmentally Preferable Products and Services. Energy Conservation Measures: Installations of equipment or systems, or modifications of equipment or systems, for the purpose of reducing energy use and/or costs. Graywater: Wastewater discharged from lavatories, bathtubs, showers, clothes washers, and laundry sinks. (Source: International Plumbing Code) Greenhouse Gas (GHG): Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) that are relatively transparent to the higher-energy sunlight, but trap lower-energy infrared radiation. Greenwash: Disinformation disseminated by an organization so as to present an environmentally responsible public image. (Source: Oxford English Dictionary) Heat Island Effect: Effect that occurs when warmer temperatures are experienced in urban landscapes compared to adjacent rural areas as a result of solar energy retention on constructed surfaces. Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC): Refrigerants that deplete stratospheric ozone layer. Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC): Refrigerants that do not deplete stratospheric ozone layer, but do contribute to global warming are not environmentally benign. Impervious Surfaces: Surfaces that promote runoff of precipitation volumes instead of infiltration into the subsurface. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): The nature of air inside the space that affects the health and well-being of building occupants.
  • 40. 37 Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Strategies: Strategies that include issues related to indoor air quality (IAQ) such as ventilation effectiveness and control of contaminants. Industrial Waste: Unwanted materials produced in or eliminated from an industrial operation and categorized under a variety of headings, such as liquid wastes, sludge, solid wastes, and hazardous wastes. Infrared or Thermal Emittance: A parameter between 0 and 1 (or 0% and 100%) that indicates the ability of a material to shed infrared radiation (heat). The wavelength range for this radiant energy is roughly 3 to 40 micrometers. Most building materials (including glass) are opaque in this part of the spectrum, and have an emittance of roughly 0.9. LEED® : "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design" Green Building Rating System® , a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance sustainable buildings, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA): An evaluation of the environmental effects of a product or activity holistically, by analyzing the entire life cycle of a particular material, process, product, technology, service, or activity. Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Method: A technique of economic evaluation that sums over a given study period the costs of initial investment (less resale value), replacements, operations (including energy use), and maintenance and repair of an investment decision (expressed in present or annual value terms). Life Cycle Inventory (LCI): An accounting of the energy and waste associated with the creation of a new product through use and disposal. Light Pollution: Waste light from building sites that produces glare, is directed upward to the sky or is directed off the site. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): Printed material concerning a hazardous chemical, or extremely hazardous substance, including its physical properties; hazards to personnel; fire and explosion potential; safe handling recommendations; health effects; fire fighting techniques; reactivity, and proper disposal. Originally established for employee safety by OSHA. Minimized or Minimization: Measures or techniques that reduce the amount of wastes generated during industrial production processes; this term also is applied to recycling and other efforts to reduce the volume of waste going into landfills. This term is interchangeable with waste reduction and waste minimization. Off-gassing: The emission of volatile organic compounds from synthetic and natural products. Paints: Liquid, liquefiable, or mastic compositions that are converted to a solid protective, decorative, or functional adherent film after application as a thin layer. These coatings are intended for on-site application to interior or exterior surfaces of residential, commercial, institutional, or industrial buildings. Perviousness: The percent of the surface area of a paving material that is open and allows moisture to pass through the material and soak into the earth below the paving system. Porous Sealant: A substance used as a sealant on porous materials. Porous materials have tiny openings, often microscopic, in which fluids may be absorbed or discharged. Such materials include, but are not limited to, wood, fabric, paper, corrugated paperboard, and plastic foam. Post-Consumer Material: Waste material generated by households or by commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product, that can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes return of materials from the distribution chain. Examples include construction and demolition debris; materials collected through curbside and drop-off recycling programs; discarded products, and urban maintenance waste. (Source: ISO 14021) Post-Consumer Recycled Content: Percentage of post-consumer material, by weight, incorporated into the product.
  • 41. 38 Pre-Consumer Material: Material diverted from the waste stream during the manufacturing process. Excluded is reutilization of materials such as rework, re-grind or scrap generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process that generated it. Examples include planer shavings, sawdust, chips, sunflower seed hulls, walnut shells, culls, trimmed materials, and obsolete inventories. (previously referred to as Post-Industrial). (Source: ISO 14021) Pre-Consumer Recycled Content: Percentage of pre-consumer material, by weight, incorporated into the product. Potable Water: Water suitable for drinking and supplied from wells or municipal water systems. Rapidly Renewable Materials: Material considered to be an agricultural product, both fiber and animal, that takes ten years or less to grow or raise, and to harvest in an ongoing and sustainable fashion. Rapidly renewable materials include products made from bamboo, cotton, flax, jute, straw, sunflower seed hulls, vegetable oils, wheat, or wool. Recycled Content: See Post-Consumer Recycled Content and Pre-Consumer Recycled Content. Recycling: The collection, reprocessing, marketing, and use of materials that were diverted or recovered from the solid waste stream. Reduce: A strategy to lessen or minimize material use or to use materials more efficiently. Regionally Manufactured Materials: For purposes of this document, must be assembled as a finished product within a 500-mile radius of the project site. Assembly, as used for this definition, does not include on-site assembly, erection, or installation of finished components, as in structural steel, miscellaneous iron, or systems furniture. Regionally Extracted, Harvested, or Recovered Materials: For purposes of this document, must have their source as a raw material from within a 500-mile radius of the project site. Renewable Energy: Power derived from solar electric, wind, geothermal, biomass, or low-impact hydroelectric sources. See Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), Green-e (www.green-e.org) for a definition of renewable sources and product certification requirements. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs): RECs are a representation of the environmental attributes of green power and are sold separately from the electrons that make up the electricity. RECs allow the purchase of green power even when the electrons are not purchased. Sometimes called "green tags" or "Tradable Renewable Certificates". Reuse: A strategy to return materials to active use in the same or a related capacity. Salvaged Materials: Construction materials recovered from existing buildings or construction sites and reused in other buildings. Common salvaged materials include structural beams and posts, flooring, doors, cabinetry, brick, and decorative items. Sealant: Any material with adhesive properties that is formulated primarily to fill, seal, or waterproof gaps or joints between two surfaces. Sealants include sealant primers and caulks. Solar Reflectance (Albedo): The ratio of the reflected solar energy to the incoming solar energy over wavelengths of approximately 0.3 to 2.5 micrometers. A reflectance of 100% means that all of the energy striking a reflecting surface is reflected back into the atmosphere and none of the energy is absorbed by the surface. Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): A measure of a material's ability to reject solar heat, as shown by a small temperature rise. It is defined so that a standard black (reflectance 0.05, emittance 0.90) is 0 and a standard white (reflectance 0.80, emittance 0.90) is 100. Stormwater Runoff: Water volumes that are created during precipitation events and flow over surfaces into sewer systems or receiving waters. Sustainable Forestry: The practice of managing forest resources to meet the long-term forest product needs of humans while maintaining the biodiversity of forested landscapes. The primary goal is to restore, enhance, and sustain a full range of forest values, economic, social, and ecological.
  • 42. 39 Thermal Comfort: A condition of mind experienced by building occupants expressing satisfaction with the thermal environment. Toxic Substance: A chemical or mixture that can cause illness, death, disease, or birth defects. The quantities and exposures necessary to cause these effects can vary widely. Many toxic substances are pollutants and contaminants in the environment. Urea Formaldehyde: A combination of urea and formaldehyde that is used in some glues and may emit formaldehyde at room temperature. Ventilation: The process of supplying air to or removing air from a space for the purpose of controlling air contaminant levels, humidity, or temperature within the space. (Source: ASHRAE 62.1- 2004) Visible Light Transmittance (Tvis): The ratio of total transmitted light to total incident light. In other words, it is the amount of visible spectrum (380 - 780 nanometers) light passing through a glazing surface divided by the amount of light striking the glazing surface. A higher Tvis value indicates that a greater amount of visible spectrum incident light is passing through the glazing. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Carbon compounds that participate in atmospheric photochemical reactions (excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides and carbonates, and ammonium carbonate). The compounds vaporize (become a gas) at normal room temperatures. *Source of Terms and Definitions: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "Terminology Reference System" and U.S. Green Building Council "LEED-NC Reference Guide Version 2.2", unless otherwise noted in parentheses after the definition.
  • 43. 40 APPENDIX 2 – REFERENCED STANDARDS ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers -www.ashrae.org 62.1-2007: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality 90.1-2004: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials International - www.astm.org C518-04 - Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus C1371-04a - Standard Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers C1549-04 - Standard Test Method for Determination of Solar Reflectance Near Ambient Temperature Using a Portable Solar Reflectometer D6400-04 - Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics D6868-03 - Standard Specification for Biodegradable Plastics Used as Coatings on Paper and Other Compostable Substrates D7081-05 - Standard Specification for Non-Floating Biodegradable Plastics in the Marine Environment E408-71 (2008) - Standard Test Methods for Total Normal Emittance of Surfaces Using Inspection-Meter Techniques E1333-96: Test Method for Determining Formaldehyde Concentrations in Air and Emissions Rates from Wood Products Using a Large Chamber E1980-01 - Standard Practice for Calculating Solar Reflectance Index of Horizontal and Low- Sloped Opaque Surfaces BIFMA - Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association – www.bifma.com CRI - Carpet and Rug Institute - www.carpet-rug.org Green Label Plus Testing Program (Carpet and Carpet Adhesive) Green Label Testing Program (Carpet Pad) CRRC - Cool Roof Rating Council – www.coolroofs.org 1 - Product Rating Program Manual CRS - Center for Resource Solutions - www.green-e.org green-e Product Certification Requirements (for Renewable Energy) CSA - Canadian Standards Association – www.csa.ca 2810: Life Cycle Impact Assessment: Pulp and Paper Production Phase EPAct - Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 (water fixture maximum flow rates) EPA - Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov Comprehensive Procurement Guide - www.epa.gov/oswer/non-hw/procure/products.htm Energy Star Rating System - www.energystar.gov/products National VOC Emission Standard - www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/envlab/volatile.pdf Priority PBT List - www.epa.gov/pbt/pubs/cheminfo.htm Reference Test Method 24 - Surface Coatings FSC - Forest Stewardship Council's Principles and Criteria - www.fscus.org GREENGUARD Environmental Institute - www.greenguard.org GREENGUARD Certification Standards for Low Emitting Products for the Indoor Environment GREENGUARD Product Emission Standard for Children and Schools Green Seal - www.greenseal.org GC-03 - Anti-Corrosive Paints - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/anti- corrosivepaints.cfm
  • 44. 41 GC-09 - Residential Central Air Conditioning Systems - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/residential-ac-central.cfm GC-12 - Occupancy Sensors - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/occupancysensors.cfm GC-13 - Split-Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps (GC-13) - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/splitductless_heatpumps.cfm GC-15 - Residential Central Air Source Heat Pumps - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/residential-ac-heatpumps.cfm GS-05 - Compact Fluorescent Lamps - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/ GS-11 - Paints - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/paints.cfm GS-13 - Windows (GS-13) - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/windows.cfm GS-14 - Window Films (GS-14) - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/windowfilms.cfm GS-31 - Electric Chillers - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/electricchillers.cfm GS-32 - Photovoltaic Modules - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/ GS-36 - Commercial Adhesives, October 19, 2000 - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/commercialadhesives.cfm GS-37 - Industrial and Institutional Cleaners: Green Seal Environmental Standard for General- Purpose, Bathroom, Glass, and Carpet Cleaners Used for Industrial and Institutional Purposes - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/gs37.pdf GS-40 - Industrial and Institutional Floor Care Products: Finishes and Compatible Strippers Used for Industrial and Institutional Purposes - www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/gs40.pdf GS-43 - Recycled-Content Latex Paint, August 1 2006 IDA - International Dark-Sky Association - www.darksky.org/ida/ida_2/index.html ISO - International Organization for Standardization - www.iso.org 14001:1996 - Environmental Management Systems - Specification with Guidance for Use 14021:1999 - Environmental Labels and Declarations -- Self-Declared Environmental Claims (Type II Environmental Labeling) 14024:1999 - Environmental Labels and Declarations -- Type I Environmental Labeling -- Principles and Procedures 14025:2006 - Environmental Labels and Declarations -- Type III Environmental Declarations - Principles and Procedures 14040:2006 - Environmental Management - Life Cycle Assessment - Principles and Framework 21930 - Sustainability in Building Construction - Environmental Declaration of Building Products NFRC - National Fenestration Rating Council - www.nfrc.org 100-04 - Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Thermal Properties 200-04 - Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Solar Heat Gain Coefficients at Normal Incidence 300-04 - Procedures for Determining Solar Optical Properties of Simple Fenestration Products 400-04 - Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Air Leakage 500-04 - Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Condensation Resistance Values PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification - www.pefc.org RFCI - Resilient Floor Covering Institute - www.rfci.com FloorScore - Testing program certified by SCS to comply with the VOC emissions criteria of the CA CHPS Section 01350 emissions standard - www.scscertified.com/iaq/floorscore.html SCS - Scientific Certification Systems - www.scscertified.com SFI - Sustainable Forestry Initiative - www.sfiprogram.org SGS - SGS Group - www.sgs.com
  • 45. 42 NSF - National Science Foundation - www.nsf.gov 140 - Sustainable Carpet Assessment SmartWood - www.rainforest-alliance.org/programs/forestry/smartwood/ Soil Association - www.soilassociation.org/forestry SCAQMD - South Coast Air Quality Management District - www.aqmd.gov/rules South Coast Rule #1113, Architectural Coatings - www.aqmd.gov/rules South Coast Rule #1168, October 3, 2003, Adhesive/Sealant VOC Limits www.aqmd.gov/rules/reg/reg11/r1168.pdf State of California CHPS - The Collaborative for High Performance Schools Section 01350 - Special Environmental Requirements (emissions testing requirements) - www.ciwmb.ca.gov/greenbuilding/specs/ OEHHA - Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment California Proposition 65 Chemicals - List of chemicals known by California EPA to cause cancerwww.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/newlist.html UL - Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture - http://www.biobased.oce.usda.gov/fb4p/ Bio-based Compliant Program U.S. Energy Policy Act 1992 - www.loc.gov
  • 46. 43 APPENDIX 3 – REFERENCED ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS AFUE Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency ARB Air Resources Board – California (www.arb.ca.gov) ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (www.ashrae.org) ASSN Association ASTM ASTM International (www.astm.org) ATCM Airborne Toxic Control Measure Btu/h British Thermal (units per hour) BPI Biodegradable Products Institute (www.bpiworld.org) CA California CARE Carpet America Recovery Effort (www.carpetrecovery.org/index.php) CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons CHPS Collaborative for High Performance Schools (www.chps.net) CIWMB California Integrated Waste Management Board (www.ciwmb.ca.gov) CO2 Carbon dioxide COC Chain-of-Custody COP Coefficient of Performance CRI Carpet and Rug Institute (www.carpet-rug.org) CRRC Cool Roof Rating Council (www.coolroofs.org) CRS Center for Resource Solutions (www.green-e.org) CSI The Construction Specifications Institute (www.csinet.org) Def(n) Definition DOE U.S. Department of Energy (www.energy.gov) EF Energy Factor EcoLogo Environmental Choice (www.ecologa.org) EER Energy Efficiency Ratio EIO Event Input/Output EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) EPD Evironmental Product Declaration EPP Environmentally Preferable Products or Environmentally Preferable Purchasing EU European Union FEMP Federal Energy Management Program FM Factory Mutual (www.fmglobal.com/approvals) FSC Forest Stewardship Council (www.fscus.org) FTC Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov) GECA Good Environmental Choice – Australia (www.geca.org.au) GHG Greenhouse Gas GRI Global Reporting Initiative (www.globalreporting.org) HAPS Hazardous Air Pollutants HCFC Hydroclorofluorocarbon HFC Hydrofluorocarbon HP Horsepower HVAC Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning HSPF Heating Seasonal Performance Factor
  • 47. 44 IAQ Indoor Air Quality IDA International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org) IEQ Indoor Environmental Quality IPLV Integrated Part-Load Value ISO International Organization for Standardization (www.iso.org) LCA Life Cycle Analysis LCC Life Cycle Cost LCI Life Cycle Inventory LEED® Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (www.usgbc.org) MBDC McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (www.mbdc.com) MERV Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value Mfr Manufacturer MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet N/A Not Applicable NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council (www.nfrc.org) NGO Non-Governmental Organization No. Number OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act OTC Ozone Transport Commission (www.otcair.org) PBT Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic pollutants (www.epa.gov/pbt/pubs/cheminfo.htm) ppb Parts per billion ppm Parts per million R-Value Thermal Resistance REC Renewable Energy Certificate (www.green-e.org) RFCI Resilient Floor Covering Institute (www.rfci.com) SARA State Right to Know Act Section 313 – Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (www.epa.gov/superfund/action/law/sara.htm) SimaPro Life Cycle Assessment software SCAQMD South Coast Air Quality Management District (www.aqmd.gov/rules) SCS Scientific Certification Systems (www.scscertified.com) SEER Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio SFTT Sustainable Facilities Task Team, the Construction Specifications Institute SHGC Solar Heat Gain Coefficient SKU Stock Keeping Unit SRI Solar Reflectance Index TRI Toxics Release Inventory Tvis Visible Light Transmittance TVOC Total Volatile Organic Compounds UL Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (www.ul.com) USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (www.usda.gov) USGBC U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) VOC Volatile Organic Compound
  • 48. 45 APPENDIX 4 – GREENFORMAT-LEED RELATIONSHIPS GreenFormat Category Sub-Category/Question LEED Credit 2.1.2 Third Party Certification - Forestry Practices FSC Sustainable Source (FM) MR-7 Certified Wood FSC Sustainable Source (CoC) MR-7 Certified Wood 2.1.5 Second Party Certification Program - Whole Product Sustainability Green Seal EQ-4.2 LEM Paints & Coatings 2.1.6 Second Party Certification Program - Indoor Emissions Carpet: Green Label EQ-4.3 LEM Carpet Systems Carpet Adhesive: Green Label EQ-4.1 LEM Adhesives & Sealants Carpet Adhesive: Green Label EQ-4.3 LEM Carpet Systems Carpet Pad: Green Label EQ-4.3 LEM Carpet Systems Interior Paints: Green Seal GS-11 EQ-4.2 LEM Paints & Coatings Interior anti-corrosive paints: Green Seal GC-03 EQ-4.2 LEM Paints & Coatings Recycled Content Latex Paint: Green Seal GS-43 EQ-4.2 LEM Paints & Coatings 2.1.7 Second Party Certification Program - Energy Energy Star (many products) HIE Roofing SS-7.2 2.1.8 Second Party Certification Program - Other Certification Categories Lighting: "Dark Sky Approved" SS-8 Light Pollution 2.1.10 Self-Declaration of Compliance - Indoor Emissions Adhesives and Sealants SCAQMD Rule 1168 EQ-4.1 LEM Adhesives and Sealants Paints and Coatings (Interior) SCAQMD Rule 1113 EQ-4.2 LEM Paints and Coatings 2.2.22 Plumbing Reduced Water Use: Does the product reduce water consumption compared to the flow rate requirements of the US Energy Policy Act of 1992? WE-2 Innovative WW Tech (base line case) WE-3 Water Reduction Approximately how much? 2.2.23 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) What is the maximum MERV rating for filters used with this equipment? EQ-1 Minimum IAQ Performance EQ-3 CWM (project construction only) Does the minimum efficiency level meet or exceed the latest ASHRAE 90.1 standard? EA Prereq-2 Min Energy EA 1 Optimize Energy
  • 49. 46 2.2.32 Exterior Improvements What % perviousness is the material? SS 7.1 HIE Non Roof for calculations applicable to Energy Star Solar Reflectance: Test Standard Results Emissivity: Test Standard Results Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): Test Standard Results 2.3.3 Recycled Content Does the product contain any recycled content material? MR-4.1, 2 Recycled Content Post-consumer: Percent by weight of total product weight (%, range). Description of post-consumer content Pre-consumer: Percent by weight of total product weight (%, range). Description of pre-consumer content Total: Percent by weight of total product Measurement definition Are these measurements certified? Certifying company Certification number Certification date Certification term 2.3.4 Rapidly Renewable Materials Does the product contain any rapidly renewable materials? MR-6 Rapidly Renewable Type (list): Content in %, by weight: Percent by weight Measurement definition Is the rapidly-renewable materials content certified? Certifying company Certification number Certification date Certification term
  • 50. 47 2.3.5 Reused Materials Does the product consist of essentially a salvaged, refurbished, or reused material? MR 3.1, 2 Material Reuse If yes, identify original item: (i.e. brick, wood framing, flooring, doors, paneling, siding, etc.) Source of Material Measurement Definition Is this certified? Certifying company Certification number Certification date Certification term 2.3.6 Emissions For wet-applied products, what is the VOC content? EQ Credit 4.1 ,2 & 3 points Low Emitting Materials Measurement Standard Will adding the recommended pigments increase VOCs beyond what is stated? Does the product contain any added Urea Formaldehyde? EQ 4.4 LEM -Composite Wood & Agrifiber What is the product's formaldehyde level? Measurement Standard Measurement Standard VOC concentration or emissions 3.2.1 Regional Materials Location(s) of manufacturing facility(s) producing the reported product: MR-5.1, 2 regional Materials List Primary Raw Materials in Product: (ie. sand, cement, water, recycled glass, clay, wood, biofiber, etc.): (If a significant percent of the raw materials for this product (excluding water) are sourced from a specific location, please also list percent