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LEED Material Credit Goes After Phthalates, Flame Retardants

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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credit: Lloyd Alter I wonder what they will be saying in the Vinyl For Life booth next month at Greenbuild in Chicago; last year they were there in force, explaining how benign it was. But now the USGBC , which runs LEED (and Greenbuild) has listed phthalates, a key ingredient in the making of most vinyl used it buildings, in a pilot credit for Chemical Avoidance In Building Materials This means that getting vinyl out of buildings may contribute to LEED points. This is a very big deal. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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