December 19, 2018
USGBC is rounding out the release of LEED v4.1 credits, which are designed to simplify and improve credit language and clarify compliance pathways. Following the release of LEED v4.1 BD&C/ID&C credits and LEED v4.1 O&M credits USGBC released Materials & Resources (MR) credits for BD&C/ID&C. Below is an overview of the new language and how UL certified products can contribute to the achievement of the credits, and links to the credit language.
Materials & Resources 112 Building Product Disclosure & Optimization for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) – UL product specific EPDs are now worth 1.5 products versus the requirement to have 20 total products from 5 different manufacturers in Option 1. In Option 2, UL EPD Optimization tools are worth between 1 product and 2 products (or 100% thru 200% of cost) depending upon the optimizations that they show versus the criteria for 10 total products from 3 different manufacturers or 10% cost of installed products. See full credit: https://www.usgbc.org/node/12022789?return=/credits/new-construction/v4.1
Materials & Resources 114 Building Product Disclosure & Optimization for Raw Materials – UL Recycled Content verifications help products show qualification to this criteria. See full credit: https://www.usgbc.org/node/12022828?return=/credits/new-construction/v4.1
Materials & Resources 115 Building Product Disclosure & Optimization for Material Ingredients – UL Product Lens helps products show qualification to Option 1 criteria. See full credit: https://www.usgbc.org/node/12022829?return=/credits/new-construction/v4.1
There are many products that already meet these credits. Search UL’s SPOT sustainable product to find them:
- Products with certified EPDs
- Products with Recycled Content Validations
- Product with UL Product Lens
If you have questions, please contact Josh Jacobs (email@example.com).