Other Building Materials

Industrial Consumer

Required

  • Recycled Products in US EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Directory

    When to Use

    Local agencies that use appropriated federal funds to buy $10,000 or more of products in categories below in a year must buy recycled products that meet US EPA's federal comprehensive procurement guidelines:

    • Automotive: engine coolants, rebuilt vehicular parts, re-refined lubricating oils, retread tires
    • Building materials: building insulation, cement and concrete, consolidated and reprocessed latex paint, floor tiles, flowable fill, laminated paperboard, modular threshold ramps, nonpressure pipe, patio blocks, railroad grade crossing surfaces, roofing materials, shower and restroom dividers/partitions, structural fiberboard, proposed: nylon carpet and nylon carpet backing
    • Industrial supplies: blasting grit, industrial drums, manual-grade strapping, mats, pallets, signage, sorbents
    • Landscaping products: compost and fertilizer made from recovered organic materials, garden and soaker hoses, hydraulic mulch, lawn and garden edging, plastic lumber landscaping timbers and posts
    • Office supplies (non-paper), such as awards, binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios, furniture, plastic desktop accessories and envelopes, printer ribbons, waste bins
    • Paper products, such as easel pads, bath and face tissue, binders, cardboard boxes, index cards, labels, newsprint, notebooks, notepads, packaging, paper (except white copy paper), paperboard, paper towels, sticky notes
    • calendars, file folders, notebooks, notepads, 
    • Park and recreation products: park benches and picnic tables, plastic fencing, playground equipment, playground surfaces, running tracks
    • Traffic and sidewalk products: bike racks, channelizers, delineators, flexible delineators, parking stops, traffic barricades, traffic cones
    Manufacturer(s)
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    City Approved Vendor(s)
    Other Vendor(s)
    Product/Service Type
    Consumer, Industrial

Suggested

Below are links to excellent databases of green building materials.

Limited

Below are links to excellent databases of green building materials.

Prohibited

  • PVC (Vinyl) Products

    When to Use

    Avoid PVC products such as: 

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

Info on this product category: Other Building Materials

Criteria for Other 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.