The nutritional label for products
A Declare Label answers three questions:
- Where does a product come from?
- What is it made of?
- Where does it go at the end of its life?
Declare is a transparency platform and product database that is changing the materials marketplace.
Declare is a targeted way to connect with future customers. We offer an expanded point-of-entry into groundbreaking regenerative projects and a powerful platform to connect with consumers. Benefits of Declare:
Visibility: Declare serves a dedicated market of highly-visible:
- Living Building Challenge projects
- Architecture firms
These groups use the Declare Database and Living Building Challenge Red list to make specification decisions.
Transparency: Consumers value transparency. Declare is a tool to show customers that your product is one that they can trust.
The tiring materials specification process just became much easier. We offer a free resource to help you make product selections. The Declare Database is:
Transparent: By offering a platform for public disclosure that surpasses any other materials label, Declare rises above the greenwash and enables a deep connection between suppliers and consumers.
Simple: Declare takes complex chemical analysis and raw material source location information and provides it to consumers in an easy-to-use nutrition label.
Free: Spreading the use of healthy materials is important to us. The Declare Database is free for everyone.
Declare has been approved as a compliance pathway for the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization Credit, Option 1. The LEED v4 credit calls for the chemical inventory of a product to at least 1000ppm; Declare labels that achieve a declaration status of “Red List Free” or “Declared” fulfill the credit disclosure requirements.
Additionally, any fully disclosed “LBC Compliant” label and any “LBC Compliant” label using the I10-E4 Proprietary Ingredients Exception, with a minimum disclosure threshold of 99.9%, meets the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization Credit, Option 1 reporting requirements.
The Red List
The Red List contains the worst in class materials prevalent in the building industry.
The commonly-used chemicals on the Red List are:
- polluting the environment
- bio-accumulating up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations
- harming construction and factory workers
The International Living Future Institute has collaborated with approved third-party assessors to provide manufacturers with the opportunity for third-party verification of Declare label claims. This optional program offers an additional level of confidence and risk mitigation through the review of all ingredients, supply chain information, and Declare label claims.
Interested in receiving third-party verification? Contact one of the Institute’s approved assessors:
- GreenCircle Certified
- WAP Sustainability
- A Greener Space