Be a Change Agent and Drive Market Transparency
Adhere to the LEED v4 credit requirements for ‘Building product disclosure and optimization – material ingredients.' By doing this, your project will play an active role in the movement for transparency. For example, utilize CannonDesign’s master spec division one section for product transparency, using v4 definitions for disclosure. Select 20 products which meet the criteria.
Think Locally and Act Globally
Identify an important regional or local health issue. Thinking across product life cycles create a project plan which seeks to prioritize products with lower impact on that health issue. For instance, for a community with higher than average asthma rates, a project goal built around decreased respiratory impacts would be appropriate. When searching for products, refer to HPDs to compare like products, focusing on avoiding relevant health hazards.
Support a Client’s Commitment or Initiative
For a corporate client who has committed to purchasing furniture without flame retardants, refer to HPDs to determine compliant options.
Focus on Impact
Identify a high volume material on the project. Seek HPDs for those products.