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Mapping disclosures to green building rating systems

Understanding the information in the listings

The SM Transparency Catalog brings you all the brands that have products with disclosures required to meet product transparency credits and criteria in green building rating systems.

Product transparency credits have been created to reward manufacturers for conducting two types of technical studies and disclosing the findings. Therefore the catalog listings are organized by these two types of disclosures:
1. Environmental performance
2. Material ingredients

ALL the products listed in the catalog meet the eligibility requirements for one or both types of credits in one or more of the programs. The key attributes of each disclosure type is displayed so that you can learn something about the scope and results 'in a glance'. Look for the in the listing tables for a handy decoder to these abbreviations and terms right when you need them.

The disclosure types are defined below along with and the rating systems that reward each one.

Green building rating systems that reward product transparency

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
ABBREVIATIONS
RATING SYSTEM & CREDIT NAMES
CHPS, MW 7.1
Collaborative for High Performance Schools: Environmental Product Declarations
Green Globes
LEED v4 EPD
LEED BD+C: NC v4 | Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
MATERIAL INGREDIENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
RATING SYSTEM NAMES
CHPS, MW 10.1
Collaborative for High Performance Schools: Building Product Health Related Information Reporting
LBC
LEED v4 MI #1
LEED BD+C: NC v4 | Building product disclosure and optimization – material ingredients, option 1
LEED v4 MI #2
LEED BD+C: NC v4 | Building product disclosure and optimization – material ingredients, option 2
WELL 26
WELL Building Standard: Feature 26 Enhanced Material Safe
WELL 97
WELL Building Standard: Feature 97 Material Transparency
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE RATING SYSTEMS ELIGIBILITY
Program
SCOPE, REGION
IND. AVG ✓
ABBREVIATIONS
Terms
ISO Type III environmental declaration

Type III environmental verified declarations present quantified information on the life cycle environmental impact of products. They are based on independently verified life cycle assessment (LCA) data in accordance with the ISO 14040 series of standards.

Program operators (PO) conduct Type III environmental declaration programs. POs can refer to their declarations by any name, such as eco-profile, environmental product declaration (EPD), environmental profile, Eco-Leaf and SM Transparency Report™ (TR). An innovation in declaration design and delivery, our 3-page report in the cloud includes everything a professional needs to make an informed purchase decision.

EPD | PO name TR | SM

C2Gate, C2Gate w/options, C2Grave

N. America, Europe, Asia, Global

LEED v4 EPD
Green Globes
CHPS MW 10.1
EPD | PO Environmental product declaration | Program operator name
TR | SM SM Transparency Report™ | Sustainable Minds
SCOPE LCA scope – life cycle stages included in the LCA, as follows:
C2Gate Cradle to gate
C2Gate w/options Cradle to gate with options
C2Grave Cradle to grave
IND. AVG ✓ Industry average; EPDs are product-specific unless indicated
REGION Region of applicability
POC Program Operator Consortium
More abbreviations & terms
MATERIAL INGREDIENTS RATING SYSTEMS ELIGIBILITY
Program
SCOPE | RESULTS
ABBREVIATIONS
Terms
Cradle to Cradle Certified™

Administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, it is a multi-attribute eco-label that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment; and evaluates design for future life cycles. C2C Certified has five level of certification: Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum

C2C V2 Basic, Bronze LEED v4 MI #1
WELL 97
C2C V2 Cradle to Cradle Certified™ version 2
C2C V2 Silver LEED v4 MI #1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
C2C V3 Cradle to Cradle Certified™ version 3
C2C V2 Gold, Platinum LEED v4 MI option 2
WELL 26; WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1

To comply with WELL 26:

• Cradle to Cradle Certified Product V2 Material Health score must be Gold or Platinum

• Cradle to Cradle Certified Product V3 Material Health score must be Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum

C2C V3 Bronze LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
C2C V3 Silver, Gold, Platinum LEED v4 MI option 2
WELL 26; WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificate

Administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, it is a contextual assessment based on chemical hazard identification and qualitative exposure considerations during a product’s final manufacture, use, and end-of-use. C2C Material Health Certificate has four levels of certification: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

C2C MHC Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
C2C MHC Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificate
Declare

Administered by the International Living Future Institute, it is a 'nutrition label' based on product ingredient inventory, sourcing and end of life options. Declare offers three rating levels: Declare, Living Building Challenge compliant and Red List Free.

Declare Declared LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
Declare International Living Future Institute Declare label
Declare LBC compliant LBC
LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
LBC Compliant Living Building Challenge compliance letter issued by ILFI
Declare Red List Free LBC
LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
LBC Compliant LBC
Health Product Declaration

Administered by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, it is a format for reporting product contents and their relationship to particular potential human and environmental health impacts.

HPD v1, HPD v2 1000 or 100 ppm | KH or C,S LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
HPD | 3PV 3rd party verified Health Product Declaration
HPD v1, HPD v2 100 ppm | No BM1 or LT-1 LEED v4 MI option 1 & 2
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
Review HPD to confirm compliance with HPD Open Standard
HPD v2 | 3PV 100 or 1000 ppm | No BM1, LT-1 or LT-P1 LEED v4 MI option 1 & 2
WELL 97; WELL 26
CHPS MW 10.1
v1 abbreviations & terms
v2 abbreviations & terms
Level

Administered by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), it is a comprehensive, multi-attribute, third-party certification with a wide range of credits in four main categories: materials; energy and atmosphere; human and ecosystem health; and social responsibility. Level has three level of certification 1, 2, or 3 to indicate what threshold of the standard it has achieved.

level e2 | 3PV 3 points under 7.4.1.3 LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
level e2 | 3PV 3rd party verified (3PV) level certification version e2-2012
level e3 | 3PV 3 points under 7.5.1.3 LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
level e3 | 3PV 3rd party verified (3PV) level certification version e3-2014
Manufacturer Inventory

An inventory of the materials used in the manufacture of a product.

Mfr inv 1000 or 100 ppm LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
Mfr inv Manufacturer inventory
1000 or 100 ppm | GS reported LEED v4 MI option 1
WELL 97
CHPS MW 10.1
More abbreviations & terms
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