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Sloan is building upon its commitment to sustainable product transparency by adding additional Declare labels to its Royal Flushometer line.
Declare, developed by The Living Future Institute, is a transparency platform and product database allowing manufacturers to publicly “declare” the life cycle sustainability of their products or projects based on the inclusion of environment- and occupant-friendly materials and chemicals.
After publishing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Health Product Declaration (HPD) and Declare label for many of its most popular commercial restroom products in March, Declare has approved Sloan’s Royal 111 manual flushometer in both chrome and PVD finishes.
“As flush volumes continue to decrease, an important balance needs to be struck between sanitation and conservation with water reduction only able to go so far before compromising hygiene,” said Patrick Boyle, director of corporate sustainability at Sloan.
With its Royal flushometer product line, Sloan’s chrome finish has been approved by Declare as Living Building Challenge (LBC) compliant, while Sloan’s PVD finish has been approved as LBC Red List Free. Sloan worked with highly regarded third-party organizations to publish a full disclosure of material toxins and environmental impacts.
In addition to LBC, other green building frameworks like USGBC’s LEED v4 are a driving force behind Declare, EPDs and HPDs. Certified products are eligible for the LEED v4 Material Resources credits and Declare labeled products are required for LBC projects. As green building design continues to evolve, more architects and designers seeking the next high-profile project are insisting on certifications that take a whole-building approach to sustainability.
Full reports are available on Sloan’s website.
The following Sloan products currently hold EPDs, HPDs and Declare labels:
EPD and HPD