- Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
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Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Some types of paints are also covered by EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, which identifies acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances in products.
For paint, particularly if the building is located in an air non-attainment area or if there are concerns about indoor air quality, look for paints with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Recycled content paints are being made more frequently with no or low levels of volatile organic compounds.
According to BioPreferred, interor paints and coatings are pigmented liquids, formulated for use indoors, that dry to form a film and provide protection and added color to the objects or surfaces to which they are applied.
BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalog listing products that either 1. are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or 2. have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.
For products such as paints, the applicable Guiding Principle for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings depends on what characteristics are included in the product. If it has recycled or biobased content it would be GP 5, if it is low-emitting it would be GP 4, if it's both, it would be included in both. "Low emitting" would be any product that has a low emissions or low VOC standard.
Interior Paints and Coatings -- Latex certified under SCAQMD Rule #1113 may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedules:
- Schedule 51V SINs 105 001, 105 002 and 834 100