A More Effective Approach to Selecting Materials & Resources

“There are multiple ways to evaluate, compare, select and specify products. One is the performance based life cycle approach for building assemblies and interior fit-outs. Another is the prescriptive based approach with three methods to evaluate multiple attributes of products: Environmental Product Declarations, third-party multiple attribute standards, and specific product life cycle assessments. Ultimately, the goal is to consider durability and building service life during product selection, resulting in the use of environmentally preferable products that meet the functional and aesthetic needs of the application. Green Globes® NC includes the latest innovative thinking in regard to selection of environmentally preferable products and establishes options and alternatives for compliance to meet green building criteria.”

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