The BioPreferred Program and the Use of Biobased Products

This resource page serves as a guide on how to navigate biobased product procurement requirements and how the BioPreferred Program can assist with maximizing biobased product procurement.

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Evaluating And Selecting Green Products

In many construction projects, building materials are evaluated and selected based on performance, aesthetics, and cost. With "green" or environmentally preferable products, these selection parameters are expanded to include both health and environmental impacts. Fortunately, an expanding number of resources and tools are available to streamline the evaluation process and assist project teams in making appropriate, informed selections.

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The National Institute of Building Sciences developed the WBDG-Whole Building Design Guide to foster communication and knowledge-sharing among federal, industry and academic partners to advance high-performing facilities.