Materials & Waste
To reduce the embodied environmental impact and toxicity in building materials.
|Materials and Waste||New Buildings||Major Renovations|
|M.1 Life Cycle Assessment of Materials||Required||Required (Partial - See Guideline)|
|M.2 Environmentally Preferable Materials||Required||Required|
|M.3 Waste Reduction and Management||Required||Required|
Which products relate to which guidelines?
Different products contribute to compliance in different guideline categories. The table below lists which guidelines are related to only interior materials and which guidelines may be met using any product selected for the project. This includes Guideline I.1 as it relates to product selection.
|I.1: Low Emitting Materials||M.1B: Product Life Cycle Assessments||M.1: Environmentally Preferable Materials||M.4: Health|
|Interior Materials (see definition under I.1)||All interior materials in project must comply with I.1||10 materials required (if one of most common it may be double counted)|
|Any Materials in Project||5 materials required, may be any used in project||55% of all materials are required, some may contribute in multiple categories, so actual % of contributing materials may be lower|
General Material Information
The following information is collected in the Materials section of the B3 Guidelines Tracking Tool, under Section M.0:
- Material strategies used, including narrative.
M.1 – Training Session Slides – Using LCA For Sustainable Design (PDF)
Appendix M-1: Material Selection Calculator
Appendix M-2: Environmentally Preferable Materials
Appendix M-3b1: Example Specification Language for Construction Waste Management
Appendix M-3b2: Construction Waste Recycling Economics Calculator
Appendix M-3b3: Packaging Waste Recycling Economics Calculator