Our Declare™ label
We have disclosed all
components of our dimensional stone (granite and limestone) on the Declare™ product database and these products have been designated Red List Free on the
Declare ingredients Label.
The Materials Red List
is a cornerstone of the Living Building Challenge™, the built environment’s most rigorous
performance standard. The Red List identifies the “worst in class” materials,
chemicals, and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the
greater ecosystem. Any project seeking certification under the Living Building
Challenge must be free of Red List chemicals and materials. Declare supports
the Living Building Challenge by providing a transparent materials database
that project teams can select from to meet this requirement.
As part of the
declaration, the team at Coldspring has added the Declare label to their
product offering to assist project teams in determining how best to source
local products that support regional economies.
“The Declare Label is a
voluntary program promoting transparency in building materials and the effects
their ingredients can have on human and environmental health,” said James
Connelly of the International Living Future Institute, the home of both the
Living Building Challenge and Declare. “A complete list of ingredients ensures
that project teams are specifying materials that are Red List free or comply
with a Red List exception.”
“We believe the Declare
program is a significant opportunity to share our company’s industry leadership
by providing transparency in our commitment to sustainable and environmentally
responsible design,” said John Mattke, Coldspring President and Chief
Operations Officer .
Any product is eligible
for inclusion regardless of its makeup, and participation is voluntary. A
product listing does not constitute an endorsement by the International Living
Future Institute. Instead, the information provided is reflective of the
integrity of the manufacturer; data on each Declare Label has been literally
signed-off by the head of the company.