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- Use hands free sinks to decrease germ transfer and to prevent continuous faucet operation.
- Conserve water by using WaterSense labeled faucets.
- Consider bio-based soaps and cleansers that are biodegradable.
- As a best practice, do not include garbage disposals in sinks or dishwashing stations.
- Post signage to ensure dishwashers only run when completely filled.
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Materials - Biobased Content ( Guiding Principles crtieria 5.2)
“Use products with the highest content level per the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) bio-based content recommendations, where applicable and as required by statute.”
USDA BioPreferred.gov | About BioPreferred
USDA BioPreferred.gov | Policies and Laws
Whole Building Design Guide | Sustainable
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
Energy Efficiency ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 2.1</span>)
“Comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements that establish Federal building energy efficiency standards and require the purchase, installation, and use of energy efficient products. Employ strategies that continue to optimize energy performance and minimize energy use throughout the operation and life of the building.”
DOE FEMP | Energy- and Water-Efficient Products
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1
Indoor Water Use ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 4.6</span>)
“Minimize the use and waste of indoor potable water, and in accordance with statue, implement water conservation technologies to the maximum extent that the technologies are life cycle cost-effective. Purchase water conserving products and ensure optimized indoor water operations to the maximum extent practicable.”
DOE’s Developing a Water Management Plan
FEMP | Best Management Practices for Water Efficiency
EPA | WaterSense
2018 IgCC Section 601