WHAT IS DECLARE?
Declare is an ingredients initiative for building products that is designed to shape a greener, healthier environment for construction workers, business employees, and customers alike. The Declare program labels goods with a full list of ingredients, and expands the transparency of the building market.
WHAT DOES A PRODUCT’S DECLARATION STATUS SYMBOLIZE?
Red List Free: Red List Free products are 100% disclosed and do not contain any Red List ingredients. They have been shown to meet emissions testing criteria, if applicable, and meet the Materials requirements of the Living Building Challenge.
LBC Compliant: LBC Compliant labels meet the written requirements of the Living Building Challenge, but rely on one or more Exceptions to demonstrate compliance. Labels are, at minimum, 99% disclosed and/or may contain one or more Red List ingredients that fall under an existing, published LBC Exception. They have been shown to meet emissions testing criteria, if applicable, and meet the Materials requirements of the Living Building Challenge.
Declared: Declared labels are 100% disclosed, but contain one or more Red List ingredients that are not covered by an existing exception. Additionally, applicable products that do not meet emissions testing criteria are considered Declared. Declared labels require additional product research and vetting to locate a fully compliant product before the Declared product may be used on a Living Building Challenge project.