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CSI GreenFormat Sustainable Product Reporting Guide Project

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CSI GreenFormat Sustainable Product Reporting Guide Project

    CSI GreenFormat Sustainable Product Reporting Guide Project

    Final Report to the Charles Pankow Foundation

    Roger J Grant, Principal Investigator and Report Author

    5/20/2009

    Final Report for:

    The Pankow Foundation

    GreenFormat Sustainable Product Reporting Guide Project

    May 2009

    Version: Final Dated: 2009-05-20 Prepared By: Roger Grant

Contents

     Summary ......................................................................................................................... 3Status of Activities .......................................................................................................... 4 Summary of Funds Expended: ......................................................................................... 5 Summary of Project Goals and Objectives and related Deliverables................................. 5 Dissemination Plan .......................................................................................................... 6 Observations and Conclusions ......................................................................................... 9 Appendix A: Project Contributors ................................................................................. 11 Appendix B: GreenFormat Web Site Main Screen Views ............................................. 12 Appendix C: List of Advertisements, Articles and Press Releases .................................. 16

    CSIF- CPF GreenFormat Project Final Report page 2

Summary

    The GreenFormat project has proceeded in accordance with the CPF Grant Agreement 05-07 dated 2007-10-08 and amended by the Addendum to Research Grant Agreement Grant

    Agreement No. 05-07 dated 2008-11-21. This Final Report provides a summary of the work on the project, status of deliverables and the Dissemination Plan for releasing the results of the project to industry.

The development of GreenFormat was a joint effort of the following groups. Each had an

    important role in the project outcome.

    ; CSI Sustainable Facilities Task Team - this group of CSI members created the First Draft

    of GreenFormat, representing the interests of the sustainable design community and

    product manufacturers.

    ; CSI GreenFormat Program Management Task Team - this group of CSI members took

    over the development of the format at the start of the beta test period to work with

    product manufacturers to refine the First Draft and advise the efforts of CSI staff and

    consultants to develop it into a useful CSI format for both manufacturers and those

    seeking information on green building products.

    ; BuildingGreen, LLC - consultants to CSI during the development providing technical

    expertise on “green” and sustainable practices and procedures.

    ; CSI staff - administered the project, worked with task team members, consultants and

    industry contacts to coordinate efforts of all involved and produce final format and

    website.

    ; Nearly 150 product manufacturers participated in the beta test phase and provided their

    comments on the structure, usefulness and completeness of the format.

    Appendix A identifies the individuals involved in delivering the Grant. Their knowledge and practical experience formed the basis for the development work and the resultant format.

    In general, this report concludes that the primary goal of the project -- to create a standard format for the reporting of key properties of products that impact sustainability -- has been met. This is demonstrated by the release of GreenFormat Version 1.0 and the availability of the GreenFormat

    website at www.GreenFormat.com. The two versions of the format are available for download at the site, the format version for the designer/specifier/contractor/consultant community and a questionnaire version for the manufacturer community. The ability to submit information about products in accordance with the format and the ability to find information about product sustainability is available to the industry from the site. As anticipated in the project plan and proposal, work continues on refining and maintaining GreenFormat, and on gaining widespread

    use and adoption. An overview of the main screens on the site and their primary function is included in Appendix B.

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Status of Activities

    The status of identified activities for the project is:

WBS Description Due Status as of 08.31.08

    Date

    AT1 Prepare for Oct-07 This activity is complete.

    expanded Alpha

    Test

    AT2 Conduct Alpha Feb-08 This activity is complete.

    Test with target

    group of

    manufacturers

    WS1 Conduct Task Feb-08 This activity is complete.

    Team and Industry

    Stakeholder

    Workshop

    PR1 Submit Interim Mar-08 Submitted 04.15.08.

    Progress Report

    GF1 Prepare supporting Jan-08 This activity is substantially complete. Terms of Use and Product

    materials and Listing Agreements are in place. Supporting materials to explain the

    agreements format and use of the website are available on the site. Expansion and

    refinement of these materials will continue.

    GF2 Prepare Apr-08 This activity was completed with the launch of GreenFormat in

    GreenFormat V1.0 November 2008.

     Program Apr-08 Programming of the site to support the beta test was completed.

    GF3 GreenFormat web

    site refinements

    BT1 Conduct public Jul-08 The first phase of the Beta test with manufacturers was conducted as

    Beta Test planned. 197 products were entered into GreenFormat during the

    testing phase, providing sufficient feedback on the process from

    manufacturers to allow the task team to make needed adjustments

    based on stakeholder review. Since the launch of GreenFormat in

    November 2008, CSI has received numerous comments from the

    public (non-manufacturer) user community. These are being logged

    and many have been addressed in the subsequent releases of the

    website since launch. All comments received will be addressed and if