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    GreenFormat for Manufacturers GreenFormat for Manufacturers Presentation Transcript

    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com
      • Why GreenFormat?
      • Benefits
      • How it works
      • Get Specified - list your products!
      • Additional Resources
      The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Learning Objectives
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com A Multi-Facet Problem
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Considerations
      • Multiple questionnaires being filled out
      • Custom questionnaires do not always request quantifiable information
      • Need to tie sustainable claims to standards, certifications, and recognized valuation procedures
      • Provide information addressing the requirements of sustainable performance and rating systems, such as LEED ® and the Green Guide for Healthcare
      • Criterion-based format, no open-ended questions
      • Create a report that best enables objective analysis
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Certifications – What CSI Doesn’t Do
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Benchmarks
      • LEED is transforming the building industry by providing a benchmark definition of a green building
      • What about a benchmark definition for products and materials?
      • No definition exists
      • C ould help in selecting products
       ?
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com How we chose products today
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com What if there was a way to present…
      • Design and Construction teams with organized, comparable information
      • Manufacturers with one location for communicating information about a product that any designer could see
      • A format that makes it easier to determine if this product will help your facility
      • This is what CSI and GreenFormat does!
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com LCA In GreenFormat GreenFormat is:
      • A structured format for reporting sustainable/green product attributes.
      • A template for product manufacturers to meet environmental information needs.
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat for CSI
      • Structuring for sustainability attributes
      • Supports 4 types of specifications
      • Works with MasterFormat ™ , SectionFormat/PageFormat ™ , and UniFormat ™
      • Improves communication between the Design and Contractor Teams, and Manufacturers
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat for CSI Upfront costing & Environmental LCA Classification by work results and not materials
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • General information organized by MasterFormat number, manufacturer name, product type, product or trade name
      • Brief description of product and its use
      • Section 2 Product Details
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      •  Section 2.1: Standards and Certifications
        • Sustainable criteria and standards the product meets
        • Yes/no answers with date verified/accepted
        • Federal evaluation tools such as Energy Star, USDA Bio-based Compliant, USDA Organic, etc.
        • State and local/regional criteria including state-funded EPP programs and local/regional standards
        • Other questions include international sustainable standards
      • Useful when writing a reference standard specification
      •  Section 2.2: Performance Criteria
      •  Section 2.3: Composition of Product
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      •  Section 2.1: Standards and Certifications
      •  Section 2.2: Performance Criteria
        • Refers to the product’s sustainable performance during use
        • Useful when writing a performance specification or when performance is being evaluated or compared to other products
      •  Section 2.3: Composition of Product
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      •  Section 2.1: Standards and Certifications
      •  Section 2.2: Performance Criteria
      •  Section 2.3: Composition of Product
        • Relates to what the product is made from
        • Addresses any materials off-gassing
        • Useful when writing a descriptive specification
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 3.1: Life Cycle Analysis
      • Section 3.2: Material Extraction and Transportation
      • Section 3.3: Manufacturing Phase
      • Section 3.4: Construction Phase
      • Section 3.5: Facility Operations Phase
      • Section 3.6: Deconstruction and Recycling
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Placement of additional information including:
      • Company’s environmental policy or programs
      • Listings with other environmental groups
      • Other environmental information wish to be shared
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat - 5 Information Categories
      • Section 1 Background Information
      • Section 2 Product Details
      • Section 3 Product Usage
      • Section 4 Additional Information
      • Section 5 Manufacturer Self-Certification
      • Confirmation/Authorization by m anufacturer or an authorized agent that the information provided is true and correct
      • A technical contact at the manufacturer is listed is the case of questions
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat…
      • Is not a spec! GreenFormat is a format for structuring sustainable product information
        • All products organized by MasterFormat ™ 2004 numbers and titles
        • All product listings can be exported as a formatted or file.
      • Listed on GreenFormat does not mean it’s “green”!
        • CSI does not validate products
        • Any manufacturer can list a product and self-authorize
        • CSI and Building Green International randomly audit listings for accuracy
        • Users can report problems
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Finding A Product – Exported PDF
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com How GreenFormat Works
      • Designers
        • Browse products by MasterFormat number
        • Search products by name , type , manufacturer , LEED ® credit or certification
        • View product information presented in structured format
        • Print formatted reports of product information to include in your specs
        • Submit questions about information and products listed
      • Manufacturers
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Finding A Product – Search/Browse
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com How GreenFormat Works
      • Designers
      • Manufacturers
        • Log-in to secure website to complete questionnaire
        • Update at any time; prompted to confirm annually
        • Get Support for completing questionnaire
        • Self authorize listing when ready
        • Price
      • $295 for subscription & first listing
      • $100 for each additional listing
      • Ask about our SPECIAL (Promotion code needed)
        • Contact Susan Konohia
        • [email_address]
        • 800-689-2900 ext. 4744
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com List Your Product
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Why Use GreenFormat
      • Consistent platform for defining sustainable attributes of your products
      • Tie product to established, credible standards & certifications (e.g., LEED ® )
      • Understand what you’re reporting
      • Saves time – send the designers here!
      • Position your product with competitors
      • Space for additional information
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Example: GreenFormat & LEED
    • The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com How GreenFormat markets your products
      • Exposure
        • GreenFormat is showcased at select trade shows: GreenBuild, AIA Convention and Expo, and CONSTRUCT/CSI Annual Convention.
        • GreenFormat articles published in various publications, e-newsletters and construction related websites
      • Brand Recognition
        • Manufacturers who exhibit at GreenBuild, AIA Convention and Expo, and CONSTRUCT receive a CSI “Listed on GreenFormat” booth signage
      • Outreach
        • One completed listing highlighted in CSI Newsletter – 25,000+ Subscribers
      • Receive “Listed on GreenFormat” logo to use on product data sheets, websites or other marketing collateral
      • Receive a GreenFormat Press Release to announce your listed status
      The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com Marketing Resources
      • Approximately 1,000 products listed
      • Consistently 6,000+ visitors/mo
      • Easy Access:
        • application
        • Search products without having to login or register
      • Social Media and Additional Resources
        • - know when products added/updated
        • CSI’s Forums - Discuss Sustainability
        • - GreenFormat Users Group
        • CSI’s Sustainability Practice Group - www.csinet.org (click on “Community”)
        • Read notes from recent meetings at blog.csinet.org
      The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat Today
      • Michael Fuller, RA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Chair
      • James Scott Brew, FCSI, AIA, LEED AP, RMI
      • Ken Buschle, CSI, CCS, CCCA, Gora/McGahey Associate in Architecture
      • Chris Hsieh, LEED AP, Trane Commercial Sysytems
      • Susan Kaplan, CSI, CCS, LEED AP, HLW International
      • Paul Sternberg, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARB, Part 3 Consulting
      • Melissa Vernon, LEED AP InterFaceFLOR
      • Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, CDT, LEED AP, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Board Liaison
      • Susan Konohia, CSI Staff
      • Matthew Fochs, CSI Staff liaison
      The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat Program Management Task Team
      • www.greenformat.com
      • www.csinet.org/greenformat
      • Questions or Comments – [email_address]
      • Contacts
      The Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org www. .com GreenFormat Resources