GreenFormat and Sustainable Design Strategies

Non-Member - $50.00
Member - $40.00

CSI’s GreenFormat™ is a standardized structure for organizing sustainable information elements associated with materials, products, systems, and technologies used in the built environment. By using this standardized format, manufacturers are assisted in identifying key product characteristics and providing designers, constructors, and building operators with information needed to help meet sustainable design and operation goals. The identification of the criteria, standards, and applicable certifications using GreenFormat provides designers, constructors, and building operators an effective way to evaluate the sustainable characteristics of materials, products, and processes.


GreenFormat provides a voluntary format for organizing information about sustainability attributes. It has been designed to be a consistent means of communicating the sustainability features of building materials, products, systems, and technologies. GreenFormat addresses the information needs of significant stakeholders in the construction industry, including design professionals (architects, engineers, specifiers, and interior designers), suppliers (manufacturers, dealers, and distributors), and other influencers (building owners, constructors, and regulators). All parties involved with and otherwise connected to the design, construction, or management of facilities can implement GreenFormat.



Updates to GreenFormat:


  • Downloadable format for organizing information about sustainability attributes
  • New flexible structure designed to be adaptable to anticipated changes in the industry
  • Reorganized categories and titles to simplify the process of understanding and using sustainability related product information
  • Updated Manufacturer Sustainability Properties
  • New information for relationship of GreenFormat to other CSI formats

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