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How-to guide helps manufacturers meet LEED requirements

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 1.02.39 PMBoston—A new report was released on Oct. 21 by Clean Production Action and Green Circle Certified which offers guidance on using the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals method to meet LEED v4 requirements.

GreenScreen helps manufacturers, architects and designers in identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. The new report—How to Use GreenScreen for LEED v4—provides an overview on LEED requirements and defines terms that are critical for meeting them. Included in the Guide are directions on how manufacturers can get their inventories or optimization claims verified for LEED v4 compliance.

More important, the how-to guide charts a four-step process for using GreenScreen to determine that products are compliant with new LEED v4 requirements around building product disclosure and optimization. The four steps inlcude Product Inventory, Chemical Hazard Assessment, Reporting and and (Optional) LEED-compliant verification.

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NSF now offering chemical reviews, dubbed GreenScreen

Ann Arbor, Mich. — NSF International, an independent global organization that writes public health standards and certifies products for food, water and consumer goods, now offers chemical reviews in accordance with Clean Production Action’s (CPA) GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals program. GreenScreen reviews, which are offered through NSF International’s Sustainability division, allow organizations to substitute hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives. Continue reading NSF now offering chemical reviews, dubbed GreenScreen