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Environmentally Sensitive Building Products


This table compares the identified material incorporated in the new EPA Region 7 Building with the EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG). The different categories are identified by: CPG Products included in building at given percentages {Bold & Green} and Products containing a recycled content or other environmental benefit but not necessarily meeting the CPG requirements {Blue & Bold}.
CPG Requirement
PRODUCT
CATEGORY
PRODUCT NEW BUILDING
DESIGNATED BENEFIT
RECYCLED CONTENT
IN NEW BUILDING
MATERIAL POST-
CONSUMER
CONTENT(%)
TOTAL
RECOVERED
MATERIALS
CONTENT(%)
MANUFACTURER/
CONTRACTOR
Building
Insulation
Fiberglass The insulation provides effective resistance to heat transfer between air spaces creating better efficiency and energy conservation 50% Glass Cullet _____ 20-25 Owens Corning
Ceiling
System
Acoustic Ceiling Tile

Acoustic Ceiling
Grid System
(Donn 15.16")

Conditioned sound

N/A

93%

67%

Recycled Slag

Light gauge Steel

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

US Gypsum

US Gypsum

Cement &
Concrete
Coal Fly Ash

Ground Granulated
Blast Furnace
(GGBF) Slag

The use of Coal
Fly Ash and GGBF
Slag improves the
strength and
stability of concrete
10%

20%

Due to variations in coal Fly Ash, GGBF slag, cement, strength requirements, costs, and construction practives, EPA is not recommending recovered materials, content levels for cement or concrete containing coal fly ash or GGBF slag. EPA is, however, providing information about recovered materials content in the CPG. Ashgrove Products

Ashgrove Products

Counters Lavatory Counters Inert, non-toxic
chemically non-
reactive hypoaller-
genic material.
Granite N/A N/A Cold Spring Granite
Insulated
Windows &
Glazings
Insulated Windows

Window Overglazing

Energy Savings

Energy Savings

60%

60%

Viricon

Viricon

Floor
Covering
Carpet
Lotus Carpet
Non-latex products,
goods are 100%
  • Nylon Carpet Face Fiber
recyclable. 50% Nylon N/A N/A DuPont
  • Recycled Source
    Nylon Carpet
50% Nylon N/A N/A DuPont
Carpet Adhesive SB latex resin emulsion Very low toxic Adhesive System 10% Water, SB Latex Tackafiena resin, Kaolin clay, & processing oil N/A N/A
Floor Tiles & Patio Blocks:
  • 5th Floor Patio Blocks
Access to satellite dish. Only VCT to 100% Concrete N/A N/A West Tile
  • Terra Traffic Bathroom Floor & Walls Tile
feature partial recycled content Tile is made from over 70% post- 60% Vinyl Composition N/A N/A Terra Green
  • Ceramic Tile
industrial recycled waste glass. Inert, non-toxic, chemically non-reactive 70% Tile (VCT) Waste Glass N/A N/A
Granite Flooring hypoallergenic material 100% Granite N/A N/A Cold Spring Granite
Lighting & Energy Systems Energy Efficient
Lighting Products
  • Indirect Lighting

These lights
products are

Finelight
  • Electronic Ballast
used in 100%
of the open
Motorola
  • Watt Stoppers Motion Detectors
office and
public areas
in the building
Thomas Company
  • Core Lighting on Energy Management
providing even
light distribution
throughout, to
reduce eye strain
of employees and
to lower energy
consumption
Thomas Company
Flourescent Task Lighting Energy Savings EPA Supplied
Task Lighting with Occupancy Sensors Energy Savings EPA supplied
Energy Efficient Computers Energy Savings EPA Supplied
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CPG Requirement
PRODUCT
CATEGORY
PRODUCT NEW BUILDING
DESIGNATED BENEFIT
RECYCLED CONTENT
IN NEW BUILDING
MATERIAL POST-CONSUMER
CONTENT(%)
TOTAL
RECOVERED
MATERIALS
CONTENT(%)
MANUFACTURER/
CONTRACTOR
Paints & Coatings Reprocessed Latex Paint: No VOC's
  • White,
    Off-white,
    Pastel Colors
30% Latex 20 20 Sherwin Williams
  • 0Grey, Brown,
    Earthtones,
    and other
    Dark Colors
25% Latex 50-99 50-99 Sherwin Williams
Consolidated Latex
Paint Primer
30% Latex 100 100 Sherwin Williams
Latex Paint Overcoat-
color Frazee
40% Latex N/A N/A Sherwin Williams
Recycling
System
Recycling & Specialty
Waste Receptacles
Provides recycling
opportunities
EPA Supplied
Shower & Restroom Dividers/ Partitions Steel Dividers

Plastic Laminate

Utilizes recycled recoverd products 10%

30%

Steel

Plastic

16

20-100

20-30

20-100

All American Metal Corporation
All American Metal Corporation
Water Conservation Products Urinals: Mister Miser

Toilet Adapters:
 Flushometer ADA
 Retrofit
  Handle Flushometers

Water Saving Fixtures Crane Company

Sloan

Low-Flow Shower Heads:
 Low-Flow Shower Heads
Simmons
Walls & Doors Vinyl Wall Covering (Type 2) Manufacturer uses 100% clean water based inks N/A Water base inks N/A N/A Koroseal
Wood Wall Base (Lobby Area) Reduced PVC's from substitution of rubber base N/A Wood N/A N/A Woodcraft Company
Vinyl Wall Base (Johnsonite) Antimicrobial product using an adhesive with no VOC's 40% Vinyl N/A N/A Woodcraft Company
Plastic Laminate Partial recycled content, environmentally responsive manufacturer. LSI utilizes recovered and renewable forest products, The materials contain no heavy metals, rain forest timber, or tropical hardwoods. They also contain no ozone depleting substances thereby reducing toxicity releases by 98%. Durable, not endangered wood pieces from a well managed forest. 75% Plastic Veneer N/A N/A LSI Company
Wood Doors (American Red Oak) Osh Kosh utilizes 40% recovered wood products in their doors. 40% Wood N/A N/A Osh Kosh Company
Please contact Marc Matthews, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, US EPA Region 7, at (913) 551-7517 if you wish to receive additional copies of this table, to discuss "green" issues, or talk about the features included in the Environmentally Sensitive Building Products table.
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