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Credit Categories That Can Involve or be Positively Impacted by the Use of Tile Products

Sustainable Stress
SS4.1.2 Reduced Heat Islands Light-colored/high-albedo materials (initial reflectance ≥0.3) for 50% of the site's hardscapes. Tile products, especially light-colored ones, have higher reflectance than traditional paving materials.
Materials and Waste Management
ME2.1 Construction Site Waste Management Recycle, compost, and/or salvage 50% (1 point) or 75% (2 points) (by weight) non-hazardous construction debris. Tile, an inert product, is non-hazardous and can be hauled away for various uses, including clean fill.
ME3.2 Building Reuse-Interior Nonstructural Use existing on-site non-shell elements (walls, floor coverings, ceiling systems, etc.) in 50% of building (1 point). Tiled surfaces from previous building occupants can be salvaged and included in these calculations.
ME4.1 Recycled Content Use at least 4 specified product types (from CHPS table A4) or 10% total building recycled content (1 point); or use at least eight specified product types or 20% total building recycled content. Table A4: ceramic flooring – 45% recycled content; glass flooring – 50% recycled content; glass countertops – 50% recycled content; ceramic countertops – 45% recycled content. Recycled content = post + ½ pre-consumer.
ME4.4 Salvaged Materials Use salvaged or refurbished materials for 5% of building products or 25% of one of the CHPS prescriptive materials (1 point); or use salvaged or refurbished materials for 10% of building products or 50% of one (or 25% of two) of the CHPS prescriptive materials (2 points). CHPS prescriptive materials for which salvaged/refurbished products can be used include flooring, casework, acoustical ceiling tile, wall covering, and tile.
ME6.1 Environmental Performance Reporting Each material already earning points in various ME or EQ categories: earn 1 additional point (max 2 materials) if ISO 14025 or 21930 declarations are made; or earn 2 additional points (max 2 materials) if declarations show impact reductions. Consult with tile and installation material manufacturers to discover products for which ISO 14025 or 21930 Environmental Product Declarations have been made.
Low Emitting Materials
EQ2.2 Low Emitting Materials All adhesives and sealants compliant with SCAQMD Rule 1168 (1 point); all flooring systems compliant with CDPH standard practice (1 point);all ceiling and wall systems compliant with CDPH standard practice (1 point). Ceramic tile flooring systems are available for credit without any testing requirements. Ceramic tile wall coverings are available for credit without any testing requirements.


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