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The Quartz Common Products Database

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Paul Bertram's latest BLOG at discusses the 'Quartz Common Products Database'...


The building products sector is under tremendous pressure to provide *“Full Disclosure” of material ingredients for the purpose of design professionals consideration in making material selection or de-selection.  LEEDv4, the Living Building Challenge “Red List”and the proposed ANSI update to GreenGlobes has increased the number of inquiries for “Material Transparency” reporting. Tools, reporting formats, and certifications such as PHAROS, The Greenscreen, C2C certification, HPDs (Health Product Declarations), the Declare label add to the confusion with inconsistent content reporting requirements.

It is argued that choice is good for the industry but manufacturers and their supply chain are challenged by having to respond to each of these with unique pathways for reporting “Material Transparency”.

To further exasperate the request for this information, manufacturers are already required by law to label any hazardous material and provide Safety Data Sheets SDS for each material. SDS reports end up be a large portion of the data found in the HPD and seems to most manufacturers duplication of information with the addition of Greenscreen analysis.

Keeping up on all this is a constant moving target and the latest to cross my desk is QUARTZ...Read More

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