‘Imperative 11, Red List, within the Living Building Challenge requires that manufacturers disclose the ingredients in their products to ensure that they are 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 Imperative 11'
Declare is a searchable database of products that do not contain any Living Future Red List Materials. This is a valuable resource for our WELL projects that are under the same material ingredient requirements.
Clicking on the product database, and filtering for CO, shows there are no products with final assembly in CO that are free of Red List materials, but CA has 9. We have the power to change that! Many of the manufacturers in the Declare database are there because they re-examined their ingredients and formulated a healthier product so it could be used on a specific LBC project. The web site has a template form that can be sent to manufacturers explaining the need to declare/disclose their ingredients and remove known carcinogens