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SECTION 016119
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C. Multi-Attribute Environmental Product Certifications.
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CSI format-compatible specification language that you can insert into your master/project documents for use in sourcing environmentally preferable products. For more information, please see www.ul.com/LEED; to query our Sustainable Product Guide, visit www.ul.com/spg.

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  1. 1. Project Identification Page 016119-1 SECTION 016119 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS ******************************************************************************************************************** HOW TO USE THIS SPECIFICATION SECTION: Edit this section appropriately based on the products to be used in your project and either delete the Notes to Specifier or hide them by changing the Notes "style" to Hidden Text font. Include this section in Division 1, General Requirements, of your project specification. Add to every other section that is mentioned in this section, a cross-reference to this section in PART 1 GENERAL, RELATED REQUIREMENTS, like that shown below. This will ensure that if subcontractors receive only certain specification sections, there will be a reminder that additional requirements are specified in Division 1. "Section 016119 - Sustainable Design Product Requirements: Indoor-air-emissions testing requirements, environmental product declarations, and environmental product certifications." ******************************************************************************************************************** ******************************************************************************************************************** NOTE TO SPECIFIER: This specification is presented by UL Environment to aid in specifying products that will reduce indoor air pollution and are less hazardous to health and the environment. UL Environment provides three types of documentation that address these environmental issues. For easy identification of UL Environment certified products, the Sustainable Product Guide is maintained at www.ul.com/spg. The three types of documentation are: 1. GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications provide evidence of indoor-air-emissions testing according to stringent requirements exceeding GSA standards. GREENGUARD Gold also exceeds the State of California indoor air quality requirement for schools. GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certifications fulfill the credit requirements of LEED and other high performance building programs for low-emitting products. 2. Environmental Product Declarations are internationally accepted reports detailing the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment. EPDs act as neither product ratings nor certifications; rather they are informational resources that provide transparency into a product's environmental impacts. EPDs qualify as an ISO 14024 Type III ecolabels. EPDs address the USGBC LEED v3 and LEED v4 credits for material sourcing. 3. Multi-Attribute Environmental Product Certifications are lifecycle-based product certifications that provide additional insight into sustainable attributes of a product, including: materials, energy, manufacturing, operations, health and environment, product performance and use, product stewardship, and innovation. Each product category has its own certification standard, which is cited in this specification. Multi-attribute certifications address the USGBC LEED v3 and LEED v4 credits for material sourcing. © 2015 UL Environment. ******************************************************************************************************************** PART 1 GENERAL 1.01 SECTION INCLUDES A. Indoor-Air-Emissions-Tested Products. B. Products Having Environmental Product Declarations.
  2. 2. Project Identification Page 016119-2 C. Multi-Attribute Environmental Product Certifications. 1.02 REFERENCES ******************************************************************************************************************** NOTE TO SPECIFIER: These bibliographic citations have no force unless cited in the body of the specification. Delete all that are not required. ******************************************************************************************************************** A. ANSI A138.1 - Green Squared, American National Standard Specifications for Sustainable Ceramic Tiles, Glass Tiles, and Tile Installation Materials; 2011; available at https://www.tcnatile.com/ansi-a138-1.html. B. ANSI/BIFMA E3 - Furniture Sustainability Standard; 2014; available at https://www.bifma.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=1377924. C. EN 15804 - Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Core rules for the product category of construction products; 2012; available at https://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?rid=BSD&document_name=BS%20EN%2015804. D. EPEAT Registry - Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, Registry of Products; online at www.epeat.net. E. ISO 14025 - Environmental labels and declarations -- Type III environmental declarations -- Principles and procedures; 2006; available at https://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?rid=BSD&document_name=BS%20EN%20ISO%2014 025. F. ISO 14040 - Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Principles and framework; 2006; available at https://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?rid=BSD&document_name=BS%20EN%20ISO%2014 040. G. ISO 14044 - Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Requirements and guidelines; 2006; available at https://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?rid=BSD&document_name=BS%20EN%20ISO%2014 044. H. ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories; 2005; available at http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=39883. I. ISO/IEC 17065 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services; 2010; available at http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_ics/catalogue_detail_ics.htm?csnumber=46568 (replaces ISO Guide 65). J. ISO 21930 - Sustainability in building construction -- Environmental declaration of building products; 2007; available at https://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?rid=BSD&document_name=ISO%2021930. K. NSF 140 - Sustainability Assessment for Carpet; 2013; available at http://www.techstreet.com/nsf/products/1864633. L. NSF 332 - Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings; 2012; available at http://www.techstreet.com/nsf/searches/7194026. M. NSF 336 - Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric; 2011; available at http://w.ww.techstreet.com/nsf/searches/7194034. N. NSF 342 - Sustainability Assessment for Wallcovering Products; 2014; available at http://www.techstreet.com/nsf/products/1887241.
  3. 3. Project Identification Page 016119-3 O. State of California Department of Public Health Standard Method V1.1,Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions From Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers Version 1.1, dated February 2010; available at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/IAQ/Documents/cdph- iaq_standardmethod_v1_1_2010%20new1110.pdf. P. UL 110 - Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones; 2012; available at http://www.comm- 2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=23974. A. UL 175 - Standard for Sustainability for Sanitary Paper Products; 2013; available at http://www.comm-2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=27249. A. UL 2759 - Sustainability for Hard Surface Cleaners; 2011; available at http://www.comm- 2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=23384. B. UL 2777 - Standard for Sustainability for Hard Floor Care Products; 2011; available at http://www.comm-2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=23607. C. UL 2792 - Standard for Sustainability for Cleaning and Degreasing Compounds: Biologically- based; 2012; available at http://www.comm- 2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=24139. D. UL 2783 - Sustainability for Instant Hand Antiseptic Products; 2011; available at http://www.comm-2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=23435. E. UL 2784 - Sustainability for Hand Cleaners; 2011; available at http://www.comm- 2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=23404. F. UL 2818 - GREENGUARD Certification Program for Chemical Emissions for Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings; March 29, 2013; available at http://www.comm- 2000.com/ProductDetail.aspx?UniqueKey=27251. 1.03 SUBMITTALS ******************************************************************************************************************** NOTE TO SPECIFIER: Delete submittals not required based on the certifications included in the edited section. ******************************************************************************************************************** A. Indoor-Air-Emissions Test Reports or Equivalent Certifications: As specified. B. Environmental Product Declarations: As specified. C. Multi-Attribute Environmental Product Certifications: As specified. 1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE A. Testing Agency Qualifications: Independent agency qualified to conduct the types of tests required and with ISO 17025 scope of accreditation. Include the following in each test report: 1. Detailed description of product(s) evaluated, including manufacturer and brand name. 2. Results of evaluation. 3. Detailed test protocol employed. 4. Graphs, tables, and other supporting documentation relating to evaluation results. 5. Evaluation-related quality control data. 6. Testing agency identification, including name, address, telephone number, and contact person. PART 2 PRODUCTS 2.01 INDOOR-AIR-EMISSIONS-TESTED PRODUCTS
  4. 4. Project Identification Page 016119-4 A. For the products listed below, provide only products that meet the specified indoor-air- emissions testing requirements: ******************************************************************************************************************** NOTE TO SPECIFIER: The following list includes product categories for which UL Environment can provide GREENGUARD GOLD and GREENGUARD Certified certifications for at least one product. Verify that the products certified are appropriate to your project by using the UL Sustainable Product Guide. This list also covers all the product categories necessary to achieve the LEED v4 Low-Emissions credits. Delete all of the following product types that are not required on your project as well as those that are not required to be indoor-air-emissions tested. ******************************************************************************************************************** 1. Thermal and acoustical insulation. 2. Joint sealants. 3. Plaster and gypsum board and tile backer boards. 4. Ceilings. 5. Flooring. 6. Wall finishes. 7. Paints and coatings. 8. Fabrics. 9. Window treatments. 10. Casework and countertops. 11. Furniture. 12. Adhesives, including flooring adhesives. 13. Electronic office equipment B. Indoor-Air-Emissions Testing Requirements: Provide products that are UL Environment GREENGUARD Gold Certified, except commercial furniture for which UL Environment GREENGUARD Certified is acceptable. C. Alternate Evidence of Testing: Provide products for which reports of tests conducted within the last 12 months are available, showing successful testing for indoor-air-emissions in an after-installation state in accordance with State of California Department of Public Health Standard Method V1.1, Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions From Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, and which do not produce indoor air concentrations greater than the following. 1. Limitations prescribed in State of California Department of Public Health Standard Method V1.1,Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions From Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers Version 1.1, dated February 2010, Table 4-1. 2. For other pollutants, 1/100 the Threshold Limit Value (TLV) industrial work place standard (Reference: American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists, 6500 Glenway, Building D-7, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211-4438). 3. Formaldehyde: In excess of 7.3 parts perbillion. 4. Total VOC: In excess of 0.5 mg/cubic meter. 5. In addition, report the presence of any of the measured carcinogens and reproductive toxins as identified by California Proposition 65, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP), and the International Agency on Research on Cancer (IARC). 2.02 PRODUCTS HAVING ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS A. Environmental Product Declarations: Current UL Environment certified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), or a type III third-party certified EPD including external verification that conforms to ISO 14025, 14040, 14044, and EN 15804 or ISO 21930 and has at least a cradle to gate scope.
  5. 5. Project Identification Page 016119-5 B. For products specified in the sections listed below, provide only products having environmental product declarations of the type specified: ******************************************************************************************************************** NOTE TO SPECIFIER: The following list of sections covers product categories for which UL Environment offers Environmental Product Declarations for at least one product and is frequently updated by UL to include new categories of products that have EPDs. Verify that the products having UL EPDs are appropriate to your project by using the UL Sustainable Product Guide. Delete all of the following sections that are not used on your project as well as those for which EPDs are not required. If the section numbers and/or titles used in your project specifications are different, modify this list. ******************************************************************************************************************** 1. Section 072100 - Thermal Insulation. 2. Section 092116 - Gypsum Board Assemblies. 3. Section 092300 - Gypsum Plastering. 4. Section 092800 - Backing Boards and Underlayments. 5. Section 095100 - Acoustical Ceilings. 6. Section 095400 - Specialty Ceilings. 7. Section 095600 - Textured Ceilings. 8. Section 096200 - Specialty Flooring. 9. Section 096400 - Wood Flooring. 10. Section 096500 - Resilient Flooring. 11. Section 096600 - Terrazzo Flooring. 12. Section 096800 - Carpeting. 13. Section 096900 - Access Flooring. 14. Section 097200 - Wall Coverings. 15. Section 099000 - Painting and Coating. 16. Section 099323 - Interior Staining and Finishing. 17. Section 099700 - Special Coatings. 18. Section 112800 - Office Equipment. 19. Section 120513 - Fabrics. 20. Section 122000 - Window Treatments. 21. Section 123000 - Casework . 22. Section 123600 - Countertops. 23. Section 125100 - Office Furniture. 24. Section 125200 - Seating. 25. Section 125300 - Retail Furniture. 26. Section 125400 - Hospitality Furniture. 27. Section 125500 - Detention Furniture. 28. Section 125600 - Institutional Furniture. 29. Section 125700 - Industrial Furniture. 30. Section 125800 - Residential Furniture. 31. Section 125900 - Systems Furniture . 2.03 MULTI-ATTRIBUTE ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS A. For the products listed below, provide only products that have the certifications specified. ******************************************************************************************************************** NOTE TO SPECIFIER: The following list of product categories includes all product categories for which UL Environment offers environmental certifications for at least one product. Verify that the certified products are appropriate to your project by using the UL Sustainable Product Guide. Delete all of the following product categories that are not used on your project as well as those for which environmental certifications are not required. ********************************************************************************************************************
  6. 6. Project Identification Page 016119-6 B. Carpet: Current UL Environment certification to at least the certified level of achievement of NSF 140 for carpet, or equivalent current third-party certification from another party that has ISO 17025/ISO 17065 accreditation for third-party certification. C. Resilient Flooring: Current UL Environment certification to at least the Gold certified level of achievement for NSF 332 for resilient flooring, or equivalent current third-party certification from another party that has ISO 17025/ISO 17065 accreditation for third-party certification. D. Tile: Current UL Environment certification to at least Green Squared certified level under ANSI A138.1, or equivalent current third-party certification from party that has ISO 17025/ISO 17065 accreditation for third-party certification. E. Furnishings Fabrics: Current UL Environment certification to at least the certified level of achievement for NSF 336, or current third-party certification from another party that has ISO 17025/ISO 17065 accreditation for third-party certification. F. Casework and Furniture: Current UL Environment certification to at least the certified level of BIFMA e3 through the level certification program, or current third-party certification from another party approved by BIFMA to provide level certification. G. Wall Coverings: Current UL Environment certification to at least the certified level of achievement for NSF 342 wallcovering products, or equivalent current third-party certification from another party that has ISO 17025/ISO 17065 accreditation for third-party certification. H. Desktop and Laptop Computers: Current certification to at least the bronze level for EPEAT, or UL Environment certification to IEEE 1680.1 for PCs and PC Displays. I. Televisions: Current EPEAT registration with Bronze Rating or better, or a UL Environment certification to IEEE 1680.3 for Televisions. J. Imaging Devices: Current EPEAT registration with Bronze Rating or better, or UL Environment certification to IEEE 1680.2 for Imaging Equipment. K. Mobile Devices: Current EPEAT registration with Bronze Rating or better, or UL Environment certification to UL 110. L. Sanitary Paper: Current UL ECOLOGO certification to UL 175 Standard for Sustainability for Sanitary Paper Products. M. Cleaning Products: Current UL ECOLOGO certification to UL 2759 for Hard Surface Cleaners, UL 2777 for Hard Floor Care, or UL 2792 for Cleaning and Degreasing Compounds. N. Personal Cleaning Products: Current UL ECOLOGO certification to UL 2784 for Hand Cleaners and Hand Soaps or UL 2783 for Hand Sanitizers. PART 3 EXECUTION (NOT USED) END OF SECTION 016119 ******************************************************************************************************************** 1. UL Environment: www.ul.com/environment 2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov/iaq 3. Germany’s Blue Angel Program: www.blauer-engel.de 4. United States Green Building Council: www.usgbc.org 5. Green Guide for Health Care: www.gghc.org
  7. 7. Project Identification Page 016119-7 6. UL Environment, GREENGUARD Certification Standards for Low-Emitting Products for the Indoor Environment, GEI, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002. 7. USEPA Report 600/8-89-074, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1989. 8. State of Washington Indoor Air Quality Specifications, Department of General Administration, Furniture Specification, January 1994. 9. ASHRAE 62-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, ASHRAE, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004. 10. ACGIH, 2003 Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents, Cincinnati, OH. 11. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Technology Verification Test Protocol, "Large Chamber Test Protocol for Measuring Emissions of VOCs and Aldehydes", September 1999. ********************************************************************************************************************

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