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ASTM WK49400

New Practice for The Development of Multi-Attribute Sustainability Standards for Building Products

1. Scope

1.1 This standard establishes the principles and procedures for developing multi-attribute sustainability standards for building products. A multi-attribute sustainability standard identifies and incorporates a broad range of objective social, economic and environmental criteria throughout all phases of a products life cycle and establishes minimum thresholds for conformance as relevant to a product category. The purpose of such a standard is to facilitate the reduction of social, economic and environmental stresses by setting forth product requirements which are effective, verifiable, industry-relevant, and consistent for all products within a category. A multi-attribute sustainability standard may be used for product certification, specification, or communication of environmental preferability, thereby stimulating the potential for market-driven continuous improvement. This standard endeavors to ensure that all multi-attribute sustainability standards for building products possess a common framework and consistently address sustainability indicators which are most relevant to the built environment.


multiple; attribute; multi-attribute; sustainability; green; environment; building; product; assessment; type I; type 1; label; life; cycle; certification


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The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E60.01

Committee: E60

Staff Manager: Kristy Straiton

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Date Initiated: 03-24-2015

Technical Contact: Bill Griese