Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

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CRADLE-TO-CRADLE New certifi cation provides path for manufacturers to improve product health The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will of er a Material Health Certifi cate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to communicate work toward chemically optimized products. The Material Health Certifi cate marks the fi rst time the institute has of ered reporting of its compre- hensive methodology in only one category. The requirements for the Material Health Certifi - cate are identical to those of the Material Health of the Cradle to Cradle Certifi ed Product Standard Version 3.0, which is governed by the institute's Certifi cation Stan- dards Board. The standard requirements for Continuous Improvement and Optimization and Site Visit of the Production Facility must also be met. Accredited assessment bodies trained and audited by the institute will conduct the assessment; the insti- tute will administer the certifi cates. Once granted, the certifi cate will be valid for two years and listed on the Material Health Certifi cate Registry. For details, visit C2CCertifi Green news & practices Honeywell, U.S. Green Building Council Collaborate to Advance Building Sustainability Honeywell and the U.S. Green Building Council are working to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC's new LEED Dynamic Plaque, a near-real-time monitoring tool with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell to measure and provide performance feedback to help optimize operations. The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transporta- tion and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that refl ects the LEED rating system. The display is ideal for mounting in a prominent loca- tion so guests can view and bet- ter understand the building's ongoing rating. It also features an app for anywhere access, helping further incentivize occupants to engage in actions that can positively impact sus- tainability. The plaque is geared toward buildings that have achieved LEED certifi cation. Green Market Barometer Reveals Occupant Well-Being, Water Efficiency Rising in Importance Key fi ndings of Turner Con- struction Company's recently released 2014 Green Building Market Barometer show that companies remain committed to constructing green build- ings and value the fi nancial benefi ts they provide building owners and occupants. Of increasing importance among survey respondents are the benefi ts green buildings provide for employee health and well-being and for hiring and retention of employees. In deciding whether to incorporate green features, fi nancial considerations were most often rated as extremely or very important. The fi nancial factors most highly rated in the decision-making process were energy effi ciency, ask- ing rents, ongoing opera- tions and maintenance costs and occupancy rates. Among other factors, a growing awareness of water as a fi nite, and sometimes scarce, resource has prompted an increase in the likelihood that respondents would incorporate improved water effi ciency into new construction and renova- tion projects. For more details, visit 2014 Green Building Market Barometer San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion 6DQ'LHJR&DOLIRUQLD/(('3ODWLQXP&HUWL¿HG TRENDS 71% Respondents likely to incorporate water-effi ciency upgrades into construction projects — up from 57 percent in 2012. For more information, visit › The Material Health Certificate is awarded to products assessed against the requirements in the Material Health category of the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard. This certificate indicates achievement in the Material Health category and not in any of the other categories in the Standard. The Material Health Certificate therefore does not indicate that the product is Cradle to Cradle Certified. CERTIFICATE DETAILS The Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Health Assess- ment Methodology is a contextual assessment approach that is based on chemical hazard identifi- cation and incorporates qualitative exposure consid- erations during a product's final manufacture, use, and end-of-use. Though it considers both chemical hazard and exposure, the approach used is not a traditional, quantitative risk assessment. All documentation re lated to the Standard and Material Health Methodology can be found the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute website at MATERIAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW Assessed By This field shows the name of the Accredited Assessment Body that was responsible for gathering product data and evaluating it against the Material Health requirements in the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. Ve rsion This field indicates the version of the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard (Material Health subsection only) that the product was assessed against. Certified Uses This section of the certificate lists the use and end-of-use scenarios that the assessor considered in the exposure portion of the Material Health assessment. These are the only uses for which the product is certified. To certify uses that are not listed here, re-assessment by an assessor may be required. Pe rcentage Assessed This section indicates the percentage of the product that has been assessed as A, B, C, or X. The Standard requires an increasing percentage of the product's materials (by weight) to be fully assessed: 75% or more at Bronze, 95% or more at Silver, and 100% at Gold. Material Optimization This section shows the number of materials within the product that are assigned each assessment rating. A- and B-assessed materials are represented in green, C-assessed materials are represented in yellow, X-assessed materials are represented in red, and GREY-rated materials are represented in grey. See the "Material Assessment Rating by Weight" entry for an explanation of the meaning of each letter rating. For products that are themselves a single homogeneous material, this section shows the number of chemical constituents, rather than the number of materials, that received a, b, c, x, and GREY risk ratings. The letters here are lowe rcase, indicating that the risk ratings apply to individual chemicals rather than to a material as a whole. EXPLANATION OF CERTIFICATE FIELDS CERTIFICATIONS COLLABORATION Carpet This product is certified for the following uses Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Duis aliquet viverra massa non placerat. Aliquam interdum enim eu erat pretium laoreet. Assessor name Company Name ISSUED TO v3.0 STANDARD CERTIFIED USES This Material Health Certificate and the associated Trademark License Agreement apply only to the following products: xyz, xyz, xyz PRODUCTS COVERED ASSESSED BY Cradle to Cradle Certified Banned List Compliant CHEMICALS OF CONCERN No exposure from carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive toxicants ve been assessed and none are x-assessed Meets VOC testing requirements Expires September 2014 5 42 3 MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION 11 61 Materials PERCENTAGE ASSESSED BY WEIGHT 99% MATERIAL ASSESSMENT RATING BY WEIGHT 67.3% .1% 17.3% 15.3% *Cradle to Cradle Certified TM is a trademark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. D AFT D th Certificate and the th Cer ficate a the Trademark License rademark Li ement apply only to the following ment apply products: xyz, xyz, xyz cts: xyz DRAFT ed Banned Lis ant R DR DR D No ex ure fro oge utagens, a eprod Does not contain any X-assessed mat oes not c ain any X- sesse D Process chemicals have b ess che have Mee testi emen ERCENT ED BY DR T 50 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | MCDM AG.COM

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