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Audit positions Master Builders products for LEED v4 material credit

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff

Successful audits through Pennsylvania environmental consultant GreenCircle LLC have enabled BASF to provide third-party verified Manufacturer Inventory Reports covering admixture and fiber products to meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients, Option 1 credit requirements.

BASF is the first admixture company to generate third-party LEED v4-compliant Manufacturer Inventory Reports through GreenCircle, which verified that the company’s internal Product Compliance Management System assesses the hazards of all product line ingredients, including impurities. The verification provides BASF with the capabilities for certifying its entire Master Builders Solutions portfolio.

“With the GreenCircle Certification, we ensure an independent authentication of our sustainability claims and help architects and design engineers make educated product selection decisions during the research and design phase of a project,” says BASF Construction Chemicals Manager, Applied Sustainability David Green. “BASF is committed to providing product material transparency information to support the construction industry’s efforts to deliver healthy and sustainable solutions to the built environment.”

BASF offers a wide range of sustainability tools and service solutions to support the construction industry, he adds, including externally verified, ISO-compliant declarations for concrete products (Environmental Product Declarations); a comparative life cycle assessment methodology that balances the cost and environmental impacts of alternative products, processes and technologies (Eco-Efficiency Analysis); and, the Green Sense concrete advanced mixture optimization service yielding high quality, environmentally-preferable concrete.

“Environmentally-preferred products are truly changing how construction material selection decisions are being made,” affirms Green. “Demand for transparent information on products and solutions in all business sectors will continue to grow.” — www.master-builders-solutions.basf.us; www.greencirclecertified.com