Building Materials

Industrial Consumer

Required

Suggested

Below are links to excellent databases of green building materials.
  • GreenPoint Rated building materials

    When to Use

    Suitable for meeting the Build It Green green building requirements.

    Manufacturer(s):
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    City Approved Vendor(s):
    Other Vendor(s):
    Product/Service Type
    Consumer, Industrial
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    Pharos Directory

    Online directories of building products and chemicals/materials, including extensive hazard information on product ingredients. A project of the Healthy Building Network. Subscription required.

    Manufacturer(s):
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    City Approved Vendor(s):
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    Product/Service Type
    Consumer, Industrial
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    BuildingGreen GreenSpec directory

    Directory of green products, including case studies and articles, maintained by the publishers of Environmental Building News. Subscription required.

    Manufacturer(s):
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    City Approved Vendor(s):
    Other Vendor(s):
    Product/Service Type
    Consumer, Industrial

Limited

Below are links to excellent databases of green building materials.

Prohibited

  • PVC (Vinyl) Products

    When to Use

    Avoid PVC products such as: 

    • Fake leather
    • Soft plastic (e.g., shower curtains and office supplies like clear binders, file folders, envelopes, calendars, sheet protectors, badge holders, coated paper clips, chair mats, erasers)
    • Building materials, flooring, carpet backing 
    • Children’s products
    Manufacturer(s):
    City Approved Vendor(s):
    Other Vendor(s):
    Product/Service Type
    Consumer, Industrial

Info on this product category: Building Materials

Criteria for Building Materials

Most building materials are outside the scope of this website. Green building standards, such as Build It Green and the US Green Building Council's LEED system, have spurred the development of several sophisticated online directories of green building materials listed above.

Last updated

Last updated: 
March 24, 2014

Guide for City Staff

San Francisco has set requirements for new construction as well as for existing buildings all around the city so that they can reach their environmental goals. For information, refer to our Green Building web pages.
 

Guide for Large Organizations

San Francisco has set requirements for new construction as well as for existing buildings all around the city so that they can reach their environmental goals. For information, refer to our Green Building web pages.