15-0424 v2.X Salvaged Materials

Question:

For salvaged materials, what exactly is meant by “obvious red list ingredient”? For instance, formaldehyde and HFRs are in a lot of insulation products, but there’s no way of knowing if the existing HVAC ductwork insulation includes any red list ingredients. Would these types of materials be considered to not contain any “obvious” red list ingredients? Or is the thought here with respect to things like asbestos and PVC?Also, are there any documentation requirements for salvaged materials other than to report that they were salvaged from other buildings on the Mohawk campus? I’m not sure whether I’m making this harder than it needs to be. We’re re-using and/or repurposing a lot of existing materials from within the project, as well as from other buildings on the Mohawk campus for various reasons, one of which is waste management, and we want to make sure that we’re documenting these materials appropriately.

Answer:

A salvaged material cannot be used if it is known to have a Red List material as a primary ingredient, unless that ingredient falls under an existing Exception. Existing materials installed prior to the LBC renovation are considered "in situ" and do not need to be addressed, unless they are commonly understood to be hazardous materials, such as asbestos products or lead paint. In that case, they should be removed or encapsulated. There is no ExceptionDocumentation for salvaged materials beyond the Basic Documentation required for all products. I10-2 Supporting Data for salvaged materials should include a receipt for purchase or other documentation to show salvaged status. An ingredients list based on observation is recommended but not required.


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