LEED Documentation for Healthier Buildings 

What are Material Transparency Reports?

Recognizing the potential health hazards from product ingredients is an important element in the design and construction of healthier buildings.  Material transparency reports, also known as manufacturer inventory reports, provide a complete chemical substance evaluation to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm).  The LEED v4 compliant documents support material transparency decision making for selecting products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances. 

Why do I need these?

Demand for material transparency is increasing in response to a desire for healthier products and buildings.  Certified material transparency reports document the potential health hazards associated with all product ingredients.  BASF offers these reports for all Master Builders Solutions products. See full press release. 

Why is material ingredient disclosure important for LEED v4?

LEED v4, formally released on October 31, 2016, rewards project teams that promote minimizing the use and generation of harmful substances by selecting products with an inventory of chemical ingredients .  BASF has received third party certification for the methodology used to evaluate and report all substances, including impurities, in its full line of Master Builders Solutions products complying with the LEED v4 requirements.  The certification makes BASF the first construction chemical manufacturer to offer material transparency for its entire product portfolio.

Are these reports certified? 

BASF, as a leader in supporting material transparency for construction products, has externally verified its Product Compliance Management process to provide the appropriate product certifications that support the construction value chain seeking LEED v4 projects.  Each manufacturer inventory report is certified by GreenCircle Certified, LLC. Current documents are available at www.GreenCircleCertified.com.

GreenCircle Audit Certification for BASF

How do I get a Material Transparency Report?

Current product reports are available here.  Additional reports are being added so please check back often.

Is a Manufacturer Inventory Report different from Health Product Declaration (HPD), Cradle to Cradle or Declare?

The Manufacturer Inventory Reports certified by GreenCircle Certified, LLC adhere to the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and are equivalent in LEED v4 to Health Product Declaration, Cradle to Cradle, Manufacturer Inventory Reports using GreenScreen benchmark evaluation and Declare.

Who can I contact?

BASF is dedicated to providing the broadest range of sustainable products and solutions to the construction industry. For additional information, please contact David Green, BASF Applied Sustainability.  Phone 216-839-7803 or email david.r.green@basf.com