Adjustment factor of .5 for Silver, 1 for Gold and 2 for Platinum
On June 9th of this year the AGBC approved SMaRT as an approved product rating standard for their building rating system
SMaRT qualifies products for the European market and the rest of the world with SMaRT’s mandatory ISO compliant LCA/Environmental Product Declaration (EDP). France enacted legislation this January mandating EPDs and the European Union approved EPD Policy for Member Nations several years ago.
Increased Profitability Sustainable Product Case Study – Forbo Linoleum A Culture of Long Term Commitment to Optimized Environmental Performance. Forbo Linoleum manufacturers and sells linoleum floorcovering, wallcovering and finishing for office furniture. The company attributes the following superior economic performance to its sustainable practices (Forbo internal data 2001):
EBIT (Operating Result) performance as a percentage of sales that is, at a
minimum, 25% better than any of its competitors
Internal profitability shows its sustainable products’ EBIT level performance
more than double, as a percent of sales, those of traditional products
Five year share price performance is 100% greater on average than its three
largest competitors Forbo Linoleum is a SMaRT Platinum Certified Sustainable Product eligible for credit for LEED certified green buildings.
Who else is involved?SMaRT Committee Officers Ken Baker, Principal, Gensler Doug Pierce, AIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will Ginny Dyson, IIDA, LEED AP, DMJM / Rottet Keith Winn, IIDA, LEED AP, ASID, Catalyst Partners Ralph Bicknese, AIA, LEED AP, Hellmuth+Bicknese Eric Corey Freed, Licensed Architect, Principal, Organic Architects Sigi Koko, Principal, Down to Earth Design Lou Newett, Environmental Director, Knoll Inc. Tim Cole, Environmental Director, Forbo Flooring Michael Bohn, Marketing VP, Bosch & Siemens Home Appliances Tim Nolan, State of Minnesota Michi Pena, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of General Services
Who else is involved? U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its LEED® Rating System LEED provides credit for SMaRT certified products SMaRT & LCA Education are USGBC Education Provider Programs Use of SMaRT certified products for 2.5% of total the value of a project contributes one Innovation and Design credit American Institute of Architects (AIA) SMaRT is part of AIA's imperative to reduce 70% of conventional energy use in new or renovated buildings by 2015 Sustainable Furnishings Council SFC approved SMaRT as the standard to which its members must certify to
Who else is involved? Capital Markets Partnership Led by JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank of America and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Supported by US Conference of Mayors: • Consensus Green Building Underwriting Standards recognize SMaRT • Green Convertible Securities recognize SMaRT • Green Building Securities recognize SMaRT Fireman's Fund– Adopted SMaRT in its underwriting criteria for discounted insurance to manufacturers of certified products City of Santa Monica – Includes SMaRT certified products in its purchasing directive, which is being sent to U.S. cities for their adoption too
Who else is involved?
Leading Global Manufacturers
Implementing Global SMaRT Marketing Agreement
Who else is involved?
Canada Green Building Council
SMaRT is approved by LEED Canada as the Certified Sustainable Product Innovation Credit.
Who else is involved?
Leadership Standards Campaign (LSC)
A nonprofit Coalition of leading environmental groups including the Sierra Club, and companies promoting for educational purposes, transparent Leadership Standards substantially reducing pollution. These Standards include LEED, FSC & SMaRT.
Who else is involved? Three companies led the charge and SMaRT certified their products: Forbo flooring Milliken carpet & textiles Knoll furniture Due to the SMaRT LEED Credit, all three Companies went Climate Neutral at their Manufacturing Facilities.
Produced With 100% Wind Energy Platinum
SMaRT Certified Sustainable Carpet PVC Free Carbon Neutral Production Platinum
Execute a legally binding certification pursuant to FTC Environmental Marketing Guides that:
Data are accurate and not misleading Qualified professionals were used Publish certification summary on a web site Pass an external audit by Ernst & Young's Global Sustainable Auditing Group or Redstone Global Auditing (depending on level) Renew certification every three years
Case Study: How did the Knoll Life chair rate?Sustainable Gold with 71 points The first chair in the industry to be SMaRT certified 18/34 points: Safe for public health & environment GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM certified 23/42 points: Renewable energy & energy efficiency Lubin electricity offset by wind energy 16/30 points: Biobased or recycled materials 60%+ recycled content 10/18 points: Facility or company requirements Life Cycle Assessment 4/23 points: Reclamation, Reuse & End of Life
What does it mean to Knoll customers? They are purchasing an independently certified product that is good for the environment, economy and social equity They can have confidence in the environmental claims because of the accessible, comprehensive, and transparent nature of the certification process They can achieve an additional LEED credit for many Knoll products depending on percent of total project value
Safe for Public Health and Environment Minimal Toxic Chemicals High Indoor Air Quality Green Cleaning Supply Chain Inventory Reduced Air, Water, & Waste Pollutants
Renewable Energy and Energy Reduction Optimize Energy Efficiency and Performance Encourage Renewable Energy Alternatives Reduce Climate Change Emissions Offset Carbon-intensive Energy Use
Biobased & Recycled Materials Consider whole impact of material use – soil, air, water Encourage Post-Consumer Recycled Content Use organic, FSC, and non-petroleum materials Inventory Content
Facility- or Company-based Life Cycle Assessment Social Indicator Reporting Design for Environment Environmental Policy & Targets Materials Reclamation Systems
Reclamation, Sustainable Reuse, & End of Life Management Extended Product Life Performance Durability Product Reclamation or Reuse Programs Monitoring of Product Reclamation/Reuse
THINKING SMaRT Innovation In Manufacturing High Level of Success at: Dematerialization Product Reclamation/Reuse Reduced chemicals and pollutants Reduced/renewable energy use Recycled/Biobased Content