Buy Clean California Act
The Buy Clean California Act, (Public Contract Code § 3500-3505), states the Department of General Services (DGS) is required to establish and publish the maximum acceptable Global Warming Potential (GWP). Its targets embedded carbon emissions of structural steel (hot-rolled sections, hollow structural sections, and plate), concrete reinforcing steel, flat glass, and mineral wool board insulation. These materials must have a GWP that does not exceed the limit set by DGS.
Find key legislation dates below.
Awarding authorities will require submission of EPDs.
DGS will publish the maximum acceptable GWP for eligible materials.
Awarding authorities will gauge GWP compliance of eligible materials with EPDs.
EPD submissions shall be developed according to the Product Category Rules (PCRs) found in the resources section below.
Title: North American Product Category Rule for Designated Steel Construction Products
Valid through: May 5, 2020
Program operator: SCS Global Services
Title: GANA PCR for Flat Glass: UN CPC 3711
Valid through: March 31, 2020 (extended per PCRext 2019-101)
Program operator: NSF International
External Outreach Materials
June 26, 2018DGS held its first external stakeholder meeting. Comment period responses are available at the link below:
If you would like a copy of all industry comments, please send a request via email to BuyCleanCalifornia@dgs.ca.gov.
Department of General Services
West Sacramento, California 95605
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