2012 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 3 - Public Buildings and Other Facilities
Subchapter 18 - -- Arkansas Energy and Natural Resource Conservation Act
§ 22-3-1804 - Standards for Arkansas.


AR Code § 22-3-1804 (2012) What's This?

(a) If a state agency decides to pursue either the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification or the Green Globes certification, the standards of this section shall apply for the purpose of state building projects.

(b) (1) Use of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system shall be with the following supplemental provisions specific to state building projects:

(A) Under LEED EQ Credit 4.4, one (1) point shall be awarded for the use of composite wood and agrifiber products if the architect or responsible party provides appropriate documentation that the products are third-party certified as meeting the American National Standards Institute standard requirements, ANSI A208.1 for Particleboard Standard, ANSI A 208.2 for MDF, for formaldehyde emissions, or contain no added urea-formaldehyde;

(B) Under LEED MR Credit 4, one (1) point shall be awarded when the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half (1/2) of the preconsumer recycled content constitutes at least ten percent (10%) of the total value of the materials in the project. A second point shall be awarded if the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half (1/2) of the preconsumer content constitutes at least twenty percent (20%) of the total value of the materials in the project. The valuation is to be determined by using the LEED-NC letter template;

(C) Under LEED MR Credit 6, one (1) point shall also be awarded for the use of renewable, bio-based materials for five percent (5%) of the total value of all the products used in the project that are either residuals of or products grown or harvested under a recognized sustainable management system such as the Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program, the American Tree Farm System, the Canadian Standards Association, the Organic Trade Association, and the Association for Bamboo in Construction. The applicable vendor's or manufacturer's certification documentation must be provided;

(D) Under LEED MR Credit 7, one (1) point shall also be awarded for the use of renewable, bio-based raw materials certified in accordance with one (1) or more premier certification programs for environmental management for fifty percent (50%) of the total value of all bio-based materials and products used in the project. Certification programs include, but are not limited to, the Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System, the Canadian Standards Association, the Organic Trade Association, and the Association for Bamboo in Construction. The applicable vendor's or manufacturer's certification documentation must be provided;

(E) Under LEED ID Credit 1.1, one (1) point will be awarded if five percent (5%) or more of the mass of all building materials used are carbon-sequestering bio-based products managed under a recognized sustainable management plan; and

(F) Under LEED ID Credit 1.2, one (1) point will be awarded for the use of bio-based materials derived from multiple credible certified sources supported by an environmental management system certified under the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 14001, including the Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System, the Canadian Standards Association, the Organic Trade Association, and the Association for Bamboo in Construction. The applicable vendor's or manufacturer's certification documentation must be provided.

(2) Use of the Green Globes rating system shall be with the following supplemental provision specific to state building projects:

(A) An additional fifteen (15) points shall be awarded if five percent (5%) or more of the mass of all building materials used are carbon-sequestering wood bio-based products; and

(B) Fifteen (15) points will be awarded for the use of bio-based materials derived from multiple credible certified sources supported by an environmental management system certified under the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 14001, including the Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System, the Canadian Standards Association, the Organic Trade Association, and the Association for Bamboo in Construction. The applicable vendor's or manufacturer's certification documentation must be provided.

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