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      THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATION INSTITUTE’S SUSTAINABLE REPORTING DATA FORMAT: GREENFORMAT

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      Journal of Green Building

      College Publishing

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          INTRODUCTION

          The increased utilization of green building rating systems, federal and state sustainable building programs, and the interest in green building by private commercial and residential builders has generated a wide range of building product manufacturer claims about the sustainable attributes of their products. Evaluating those manufacturer claims, which range from “environmentally friendly,” “low VOC,” “all natural,” to “100% recycled,” is a major challenge to specifiers, professional designers, and others who must make product selections to meet the rating system requirements. While there are independent third party certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council, Scientific Certification System (SCS), and Green Guard, the majority of the rating systems use a descriptor as a requirement such as “rapidly renewable,” for which there is no current certification. Some professional designers want information on material transportation and extraction, or product deconstruction or recycling. Some large design firms have created environmental questionnaires for manufacturers to complete; however, the questionnaires are not standardized. Manufacturers are faced with completing different questionnaires from a variety of major design firms. The Construction Specification Institute (CSI), the publisher of MasterFormat, has created a sustainable reporting data guide named GreenFormat©. The intent of this article is to describe GreenFormat, its data categories, and to provide background on the informational transparency.

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          Journal
          jgrb
          Journal of Green Building
          College Publishing
          1552-6100
          1943-4618
          1943-4618
          Spring 2007
          : 2
          : 2
          : 1-13
          Author notes

          1.Construction Specification Institute, Certified Construction Product Representative; HooperWolfe LLC, Emeryville, CA. www.hooperwolfe.com. email: phooper@ 123456hooperwolfe.com , 510-315-1010.

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          jgb.2.2.1
          10.3992/jgb.2.2.1
          ©2007 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

          Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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          Pages: 11
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          INDUSTRY CORNER

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