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: