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ICC Evaluation Service provides product evaluation of environmental attributes within nine categories of building materials.

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ICC-ES Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation™ (SAVE™) Program

ICC Evaluation Service created the SAVE™ Program to verify manufacturers’ claims regarding the sustainable attributes of their products.

Building product evaluation under this program results in a Verification of Attributes Report™, which provides technically accurate product information that can be helpful to those seeking to qualify for points under major green rating systems

  • U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED
  • Green Building Initiative's (GBI) Green Globes
  • the proposed National Green Building Standard™

Verification guidelines are developed, with input from industry and other interested parties, to use in verifying manufacturers’ claims about the sustainable attributes of their products. These guidelines address the production stage of the report subject beginning with raw material acquisition and progressing through final manufacturing and packaging (“cradle-to-gate”).

Evaluation categories are:

Evaluation Guideline For Determination Of ...

  • EG101 – Recycled Content Of Materials

  • EG102 – Biobased Material Content

  • EG103 – Solar Reflectance, Thermal Emittance And Solar Reflective Index Of Roof Covering Materials

  • EG104 – Regionally Extracted, Harvested Or Manufactured Materials Or Products

  • EG105 – Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content And Emissions Of Adhesives And Sealants

  • EG106 – Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content And Emissions Of Paints And Coatings

  • EG107 – Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content And Emissions Of Floor Covering Products

  • EG108 – Formaldehyde Emissions Of Composite Wood And Engineered Wood Products

  • EG109 – Certified Wood And Certified Wood Content In Products
The program is available for products, materials and/or systems that fall within the scope of one or more of the nine categories.

Once issued and posted in the SAVE™ Directory of Reports, the VAR™ will provide confirmation to code officials, specifiers, architects, engineers, building owners and consumers that the product has been independently verified as having the sustainable attributes claimed by the manufacturer.

ICC Evaluation Service
5360 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, California 90601
Phone: 1-800-423-6587
Fax: (562) 695-4694

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