The easiest entrance into EPDs for your project may be your doors and hardware.
Do you see what we did there? Entrance, doors… BAM! Clever wordplay aside, the Badger’s got some insight into picking up some of those 20 EPDs you need, all in one sweet submittal package. Now, this submittal tends to be hundreds of pages long, but if you can sort through dozens of door and hardware schedules, you may find a treasure trove of EPDs.
Doors, frames, hardware, and windows are proving to be ripe for the picking to help on your V4 projects. There are a dozen brands (though many come from some iteration of Assa Abloy) and tons of iterations of product lines that are offering EPDs (and some HPDs and recycled content as well). You’ve got options from (including but not limited to):
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- Assa Abloy
- Von Duprin
That’s a lot of opportunity! From storefront to windows to metal and wood doors to locks, hinges and exit devices, you could literally get 20 EPDs in this submittal alone (if you really worked for it).
We were looking at an ongoing project with one of our great Green Badger users. In their real-world project, we saw McKinney door hinges, Yale exit devices, Norton door closers, Egger wood doors, Ceco metal doors, Yale locks, Securitron power supplies, Assa Abloy gaskets, Rockwood kickplates, and Schlage locks resulting in 12 EPDs, 6 HPDs and a smattering of recycled content. Not a bad start from one submittal package for EPDs, you literally walk right into them… ba dum tss!
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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 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.