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(MAT2) Responsible Sourcing of Materials - Basic Building Elements feed

 

Technical Guide November 2010 Criteria

  • 6 available credits
  • Credits worth 0.30% points each
  • Mandatory Element: No

Aim: To promote the specification of responsibly sourced materials for the basic building elements.

Assessment Criteria:

Note: These criteria are assessed at the building envelope level.

*1 see table Cat 3.3 for credit rewards structure

Full MAT2 2010 Issue

 

Technical Guide May 2009 Criteria

  • 6 available credits
  • Credits worth 0.30% points each
  • Mandatory Element: No

Aim: To recognise and encourage the specification of responsibly sourced materials for the basic building elements.

Assessment Criteria: Points are awarded where materials used in key building elements are responsibly sourced according to the following criteria:

Note: These criteria are assessed at the building envelope level

Full MAT2 2009 Issue

 

References for MAT2

British Standards Institution, Environmental management systems – Guide to the phased implementation of an environmental management system including the use of environmental performance evaluation BS 8555 London BSI2003

Canadian Standards Association

Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET)

Central Point of Expertise on Timber. Evaluation of Category A Evidence – Review of forest certification schemes – Results (December 2006)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)

EMAS

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

ISO 14001

Programme of Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)

Sociéte Générale de Surveillance

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC)

Tropical Forest Trust (TFT)

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

WRAP. Calculating and declaring recycled content in construction products: Rules of Thumb Guide. WRAP, February 2008

 

Additional information

Arena Network & Groundwork Wales, 2006, Green Dragon Environmental Standard ® 2006 Requirements

Building Research Establishment Ltd. Certification of Forest Products (1999)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Environment in Your Pocket (2001)

Forests Forever Campaign

Friends of the Earth Briefing Sheet – The UK’s Footprint: The UK Timber Industry and its Impact on the World’s Forest (2000)

Greenpeace Ancient Forest Campaign

Saving the Wood, Building for a Future Magazine (Autumn 2001) ProForest

UK Woodland Assurance Scheme

WWF

UK Tropical Forest forum

 
 



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