December 7, 2021

LEED v4/v4.1 Compliant Plumbing Adhesives and Sealants


by Lauren Richardson
Sustainability Associate at Green Badger
GBCI Pro Reviewer

Highlighting construction plumbing adhesives and sealants that will help you earn LEED v4/v4.1 low-emitting materials credits.

Bellow you’ll find a variety of plumbing adhesives and sealants from multiple manufacturers that you can use to get your LEED low emitting credits.

While we normally suggest that project teams ignore adhesives and sealants when tracking IEQc2 Low Emitting Materials credit, we know some teams will still go for it. We suggest that you punt completely on Adhesives and Sealants, for 3 reasons.

First, it’s the category that has the most products. You’re dealing with at least 20 all from different subcontractors. Second, from our experience, it has the least number of compliant products in the market place. Manufacturers just are not getting all of these products tested against the CDPH standard. Third, you’re going through dozens of submittals to get them all. The categories we suggest targeting can all be completed (in most cases) from individual submittals, and can likely be knocked out by 3 different subcontractors. For more advice on how to earn IEQc3 Low Emitting Materials for LEED, check out Green Badger’s Ultimate Guide to LEED v4 and v4.1 Construction.

But for those of you still brave enough to track adhesives and sealants, here are some plumbing adhesive and sealant products to get you started. All of the products listed bellow (and many more not listed) are searchable within Green Badger’s product database. To learn more about how Green Badger can streamline and automate your LEED documentation process, schedule a demo with us today.

Plumbing Adhesives and Sealants

Harvey's: A-6 ABS Black Medium Bodied Cement

Harvey’s: A-6 ABS Black Medium Bodied Cement

ABS Sovlent Cements

Harvey's: Pipe Cleaner Clear

Harvey’s: Pipe Cleaner Clear

Harvey Cleaners

Harvey's: Clear Primer

Harvey’s: Clear Primer

Harvey Primers

Harvey's: PVC Wet Set, Wet Conditions Hot Blue Cement

Harvey’s: PVC Wet Set, Wet Conditions Hot Blue Cement

PVC Solvent Cements

Hercules: Plumbers Caulk - Acrylic

Hercules: Plumbers Caulk – Acrylic

Acrylic/Latex-Based Caulks & Sealants

Hercules: CPVC - Orange, Medium Body, Fast Set Cement

Hercules: CPVC – Orange, Medium Body, Fast Set Cement

CPVC Solvent Cements

Hercules: Plastic Pipe And Fittings Cleaner - Clear

Hercules: Plastic Pipe And Fittings Cleaner – Clear

Hercules Cleaners

Hercules: Clear PVC Primer

Hercules: Clear PVC Primer

Hercules Primers

Oatey: ABS Medium Black

Oatey: ABS Medium Black

ABS Solvent Cements

Oatey: PVC Blue Lava Hot Cement

Oatey: PVC Blue Lava Hot Cement

Blue Specialty Cements

Oatey	CPVC Flowguard Gold® 1-Step Yellow

Oatey: CPVC Flowguard Gold® 1-Step Yellow

CPVC Solvent Cements

Oatey: Transition Cement

Oatey: Transition Cement

Multi-Purpose Cements

Utility/Pipe Sealant

Stego Industries LLC: StegoMastic

Utility/Pipe Sealant

Acrylic/Latex-Based Caulks & Sealants

Tremco: TREMstop Acrylic

Acrylic/Latex-Based Caulks & Sealants

Silicone-Based Caulks & Sealants

Tremco: Tremsil 200

Silicone-Based Caulks & Sealants

Using a LEED submittal cover sheet:

There are some pretty easy best practices that can really facilitate the documentation for materials and even low-emitting products.

Here’s one that you think would be commonplace, but at least in this Badger’s neck of the woods (literally), we don’t see all that frequent – using a required LEED Submittal Cover Sheet for all subcontractors. By having a coversheet, where you require the subcontractor to provide cost and any relevant LEED data (recycled content percentages, distance from extraction and manufacture, VOC content, etc), you get all this information upfront. Or reject the submittal and send it back. Pretty straightforward! Download your free LEED v4.1 product submittal coversheet bellow.

Download your free Product Data Submittal Coversheet for LEED v4.1
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