Construction Specialties - Creating products that make buildings better

BUILDING PRODUCT TRANSPARENCY LABEL

Goal. It is our belief that building products that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment should be avoided when there are reasonable alternatives. To that end, we seek to create a means that allows people to make informed decisions when they fabricate, specify, install, use, and dispose of building products.

Approach. We believe that collaboration is imperative for market transformation. Accordingly, Perkins+Will and Construction Specialties formed a partnership to create a labeling system that we hope makes environmental and health disclosure easier for any manufacturer who chooses to adopt the template.

Outcome. This labeling system is a forthright declaration of the make-up of a product and its potential impacts, presented in multiple formats. It strives to be comprehensive, relevant, verifiable, and able to evolve as products and processes change.