In order to qualify for a
A building product must either be free of any harmful Red List chemicals and meet all Appropriate Sourcing Imperatives as determined by the ILFI. GreenGirt required no changes to its formulation or material components, because it was designed to be free of harmful ingredients.
Referred to as a “nutrition label“ for building products, Declare Labels list all of the materials found in a given product, as well as its assembly site, life expectancy, and other key details to facilitate informed decisions toward positive human and environmental health. The Declare program aims to give people and businesses greater power when deciding what products to surround themselves within their home or office.
Red List Free
The Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List represents the “worst in class“ materials and chemicals known to pose health risks to humans and the environment.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is working toward phasing these materials out of the building materials industry due to human and environmental health concerns with programs such as Declare Label which offers 100% transparency of building material elements.