How is LEED compliance determined?

Portico's LEEDv4 indicator is based on the LEEDv4 credit for "Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - material ingredients." LEED offers three options for meeting this credit, and various compliant ways to meet each option. Portico focuses on those that can be automatically checked based on manufacturer-submitted data in the HPD format, including:

  • Health Product Declaration or material content inventory disclosed to at least 1,000ppm
  • Full GreenScreen assessment on material contents
  • Cradle2Cradle scoring

Additional pathways may be considered for future data collection and scoring but are not incorporated at this time.

Portico indicates BPDO credit compliance via the following credit options:

Option 1 - Material Ingredient Reporting:

  • Cradle2Cradle Certified at a level of Basic or above for V2 or Bronze or above for┬áV3 material health score; OR
  • Cradle2Cradle Material Health Certificate at Bronze level or higher; OR
  • A public Health Product Declaration or material content inventory with all substances screened for hazard at a disclosure threshold of 1,000ppm or higher

Option 2 - Material Ingredient Optimization (materials weighed at 100% of cost):

  • Cradle2Cradle Certified at a level of Gold or above for V2 or Silver or above for V3 material health score; OR
  • Cradle2Cradle Material Health Certificate at Silver level or higher; OR
  • A public Health Product Declaration or material content inventory with all substances screened for hazard at a disclosure threshold of 100ppm and no Benchmark 1 (BM1), likely Benchmark 1 (LT-1) or possible Benchmark 1 (LT-P1)┬ásubstances as evaluated by the GreenScreen List Translator

Option 2 - Material Ingredient Optimization (materials weighed at 150% of cost):

  • Cradle2Cradle Certified at a level of Platinum for V2 or Gold or above for V3 material health score; OR
  • Cradle2Cradle Material Health Certificate at Gold level or higher; OR
  • A Health Product Declaration or material content inventory reported at 100ppm with a full GreenScreen assessment for all substances and no Benchmark 1 substances

In addition to the pathways described above for meeting the BPDO credit, there may be other methods of compliance (such as Option 3 - Product Manufacturer Supply Chain Optimization), or a product may contribute to other LEED credits such as those for recycled content. At this time, Portico does not indicate such compliance at the product summary level. However, manufacturers are encouraged to submit this data where appropriate in the product profile. For example, recycled content may be indicated and described in the content inventory. LEED-related product literature may be found under Technical Data and Links. Additional notes on how products can contribute to LEED and other building certifications may be described also in the general product description or under General Notes.


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