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ASTM E2129-18

Standard Practice for Data Collection for Sustainability Assessment of Building Products

1.1 This practice covers a set of instructions for collecting data to be used in assessing the sustainability of building products for use in both commercial and residential buildings.

1.1.1 There are many features of a building that contribute to sustainability; one of them is the selection of products for use in a building. Other key features influencing sustainability include, but are not limited to: overall efficiency of the design of the building, the impact the building has on the habits of the occupants, and the impact the building has on the microclimate and macroclimate. This practice addresses sustainability issues related to building products. This practice does not address sustainability issues related to overall building design, site selection, building operations, or other features influencing sustainability.

1.1.2 While it is recommended that users rely on professional judgment informed by both environmental expertise and specific knowledge of the intended use of the product, this practice provides no instruction as to interpretation of the data obtained. Interpretation of the data obtained is the responsibility of the user of this practice.

1.1.3 This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This practice is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects. The word “standard” in the title means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

1.2 This practice is organized according to the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormat2 sections to promote consistency in the evaluation of building products.

1.2.1 CSI MasterFormat version 1995 is used to organize information in Table 2. Appendix X1 provides a cross reference comparison to CSI MasterFormat 2004.

(A) For additional information, visit
(B) NTP (National Toxicology Program). 2016. Report on Carcinogens, Fourteenth Edition.; Research Triangle Park, NC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.
(C) The term “ENERGY STAR” and the ENERGY STAR logo are trademarks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
(D) Additional information may be obtained from U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Forrestal Bldg. 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20585,
(E) Note that some of the questions under Criterion No. 1 (Materials [Product Feedstock]) refer to attributes of products, for example, toxicity, that pose concerns for indoor environmental quality as well. In the interest of avoiding repetition, those questions are not repeated here. Respondents are reminded to answer all questions in the general section of this questionnaire.

1.3 This practice includes general, comprehensive data requirements. Depending upon the building product, certain data requirements may not apply given the unique characteristics of the product and the potential environmental impacts related to the intended use of the product. Depending upon the building product, certain data requirements may need to be added as appropriate to the unique characteristics of the product and the potential environmental impacts related to the intended use of the product.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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