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- Consider doors that are made of recycled content or are recyclable at the end of their lives.
- Wood doors can be certified to prove the material was harvested in a responsible way.
- Consider door finishes such as paints and stains that are low in VOC content.
- Consider composite wood doors with no added urea-formaldehyde and door finishes such as paints and stains that are low in VOC content.
- Use glass or treated glass doors where possible to permit the transmission of light.
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Materials - Recycled Content ( Guiding Principles criteria 5.1)
“Use products that meet or exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recycled content recommendations for building construction, modifications, operations, and maintenance, where applicable and as required by statute.”
See the Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) for recycled content recommendations by product type.
US EPA | Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Products ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 5.3</span>)
“Procure and utilize construction materials and building supplies that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment over their life cycle when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose.”
See the Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) for federal requirements by product type.
Whole Building Design Guide | Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers
EPA Greener Products and Services
2018 IgCC Section 901
Daylighting and Lighting Controls ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 4.2</span>)
“Maximize opportunities for and benefits of daylighting in regularly occupied space to introduce daylight and views into the spaces, reinforce circadian rhythms, and reduce the use of electrical lighting. Ensure appropriate lighting controls and task lighting.”
2018 IgCC Section 801