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Building For the Future: Strategies to Reduce Construction and Demolition Waste in Municipal Projects USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated None stated Adaptability
Disassembly
Durability
Life-cycle assessment
Recyclability
Reduced packaging
Resource conservation
Reusing existing buildings and materials

06/01/98 
Carpet USA - EPA -- Product Stewardship Program
None stated None stated Energy use
Recycled content
Reuse

 
Carpet USA - State of Minnesota

None stated VOCs Low VOCs
Meets indoor air quality standards
Recyclability
Recycled content
Not available
 
Carpet USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated VOCs End-of-life management
Recyclable
Recycled content
Reduced waste
Take back program

2002 
Carpet Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

formaldehyde
Latex with 4-PC content
VOCs Closed-loop systems
Energy conservation
Minimum 10 year warranty
Preference for products with seals of approval
Recyclable
Recycled content
Water conservation

02/01/01 
Carpet - Tips for writing bid solicitation USA - INFORM - Community Waste Prevention Toolkit Web site

PVC VOCs Reclamation
Recycled
Recycled content

 
Carpet Reuse and Recycling - Case Study USA - King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Web site www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/greenbuilding/toolkit/commercial/kentlake-highschool.pdf None stated None stated Material reuse
Waste reduction
Not available
03/11/98 
Carpet: EPP Case Study - Leading by Example: How EPA Incorporated Environmental Features into New Buildings USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA's EPP Publications, http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/index.htm
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
01/01/98 
Carpet: EPP Update #9 (see cover story on "Carpet Products and the Environment") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
None stated VOCs
4-Phenylcyclohexene
Dioxins
None stated
Not available
08/01/20021 
Carpet: Interface, Inc. Case Study USA - INFORM's Report: Leasing: A Step Toward Producer Responsibility Web site

None stated None stated None stated

 
Floor Coverings USA - Austin Green Builder Program: Sourcebook Web site

None stated None stated Energy efficiency
Recycled content materials
Waste reduction
Water efficiency

01/01/94 
How To Recycle Carpet, Roofing, Ceiling Tiles, and Plastic - Case Study USA - King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Web site www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/construction-recycling/documents/decon_southcenter.pdf None stated None stated Material reuse
Resource conservation
Not available
03/11/98 
Overview of Environmental Marketing Claims USA - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2996

None stated None stated Biodegradable
CFC-free
Compostable
Degradable
Ozone-friendly
Ozone-safe
Photodegradable
Recyclable
Recycled content
Refillable
Source reduction
The following claims are discussed: Substantiated scientific evidence
Third-party certification
Not available
05/01/00 
Product Leasing and its Advantages USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated None stated Durability
Recycling
Remanufacturing
Reuse
Waste prevention

12/01/00 
Recyclables: EPP Update, #12 (see page 1 for article on "Buying Biobased - Implications of the 2002 Farm Bill" - plans to designate products in the following categories: adhesives) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Jim Darr, darr.james@epa.gov
None stated None stated Biobased materials
Not available
01/01/2003 
Specification for certified recycled content USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated Performance specifications
Postconsumer waste
Postindustrial waste
Recyclable
Recycled content
Recycled materials

None stated 
Waste at Work: Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated Chlorine
Cadmium
Cobalt
VOCs
Bleaches (including chlorine)
CFCs
Toluene
Naphthalene
Phthalates
Phosphates
Phosphonates
Arsenic
Chromium
Lead
Nickel
Selenium
Ethylene glycol
Herbicides
Pesticides
Fertilizers
Formaldehyde
Concentrated/bulk products
Donating excess products/materials
Durability
Energy efficiency
Extended warranties
Locally produced products
Low toxicity
Low VOC content
Materials exchange program
Organic-content materials
Preventative maintenance
Recyclable
Recycled content
Reduced bulk mailings
Reduced food waste
Reduced packaging
Reduced paper use
Reduced watering
Remanufactured products
Repairability
Reusability
Reusable packaging
Routine maintenance
Short distribution distances
Surplus materials program
Tree-free content
Upgradable
Vendor training
Water efficiency

01/01/02 

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