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SMaRT Sustainable Products Video. Click the link for a video on SMaRT Certified Sustainable Products: http://sustainableproducts.blip.tv
SMaRT Certified Environmental / Health Product Declarations (EPD/HPD). Click this link: http://mts.sustainableproducts.com/SMaRT_Certified.html
SMaRT as part of Corporate Sustainability. Click this link: Forbo Sustainability Brochure
INTEGRATIVE DESIGN (ID)
Summary. ID for green buildings and communities brings together all of the professionals in the design and construction process at the beginning and at several other key parts of the process to develop an effective design and verify it. ID changes the traditional linear process to one that's integrated.
ID evolved during the early stages of green building development to meet the need of achieving a desired level of green building certification, for example, platinum or gold. With ID, platinum, gold and other certification can be achieved much more cheaply and efficiently.
ID saves at least 1% in construction costs and more in operations, thus the entire construction industry is moving toward its adoption. Green Buildings using ID receive higher underwriting scores documenting increased cash flow and reduced expenses.
Whole Systems Integrative Design ANSI National Standard Overview. Click this link: http://www.integrativedesign.net/integrative
CAPITAL MARKETS PARTNERSHIP SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT INITIATIVE
Overview. MTS' Capital Markets Partnership (CMP) is a Coalition of investors, investment banks, government, NGOs, and countries led by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom representing the US Conference of Mayors, and JPMorgan Chase, Citi and Bank of America. http://www.capitalmarketspartnership.com Click this link for the CMP Fact Sheet.
CMP unanimously adopted national consensus Green Building Underwriting Standards led by JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Wachovia.
CMP's Capital Markets Briefing Paper: Sustainable Investment Business Case© documents four years of Wall Street due diligence concluding that green buildings and certified sustainable products are more profitable, less risky, and preferred by investors. The Paper includes an Investor Survey initiated with S&P covering over $3.2 trillion in assets.
US Conference of Mayors Resolution of Support. Click this link for copy of Resolution