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Construction Materials

Products used in the construction of buildings, such as concrete, insulation, and roofing materials, as well as related products such as sealers and stains. Products in this category may also apply to the acquisition of construction services.

References and Guidance

Additional Guidance

ENERGY STAR suspended its standard for Programmable Thermostats but provides additional guidance on their websiteopens in new window.

EPA recommendations for the recycled content of steel products start at 16%.  Steel products now contain between 25% and 90% recycled content.

To promote fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, consider using a SmartWay Transport Partneropens in new window for shipment of your products.

FAR clause 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts, requires contractors to report annually "on the product types and dollar value of any USDA-designated biobased products purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year." Reporting is done through the System for Award Management in the fall, following conclusion of a Federal fiscal year.