Host: Alyson Laura, Director of Education at GBES

Presenter: Josh Jacobs, Director of Environmental Codes & Standards at UL

Easily find Sustainable Materials for LEED (and other green building) Projects

Knowing the LEED rating systems is one thing, but knowing how to comply with LEED credits another. The reality is that project team members working on a LEED Project team are under at time crunch have to choose materials in a timely manner. Currently, there are about 425 sustainable project labels; so, choosing the right materials for your project can be difficult let alone hard to do in a reasonable amount of time. This is why the SPOT Database can really help you select the right materials for your LEED Project quickly and easily. SPOT helps you find the right products, and more importantly, SPOT helps you find the needed EPDs and HPDs (and other documentation) you need to easily earn LEED and LEED v4.1 credits (as well as credits for many other green building rating systems).

The UL’s SPOT Database is completely free and features more than 100,000 product families. Watch this video to get an hour-long tour of SPOT by Josh Jacobs, the Director of Environmental Codes & Standards at UL.

Some highlights of this great free tool include:

SPOT is updated with new products every 24 hours!

Saved your multi-variable searches and filters, to more easily navigate this tool!

Save “My Projects” to easily reference materials you are selecting or select for your Projects!

EPDs and HPDs are included for many of the materials!

Some Search Filters Include

  • Certification Type (EPD)
  • Standard Number (ANSI/BIFMA)
  • Rating Systems
    • LEEDv4
    • WELL
    • BREEAM
    • Green Globes
    • Fitwel
    • CALGreen
  • Master Format
  • Product type


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