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Responsible food production

Responsible food production


To reduce occupant exposure to pesticides or hormones, limit environmental degradation and promote humane livestock practices.

If a project does not sell or provide food and/or beverages on a daily basis, it is considered in compliance with the precondition Features 38, 39, 40, 43 and 44. However, precondition Features 41 and 45 are still applicable to the project. Regardless of whether or not a project serves food on a daily basis, all Nourishment optimizations will be considered on the project scorecard and contribute to scoring.

All food and beverage offerings provided on a daily basis to building occupants by the owner must meet the requirements - at a minimum, these offerings must be available to all building staff in order to pursue this Feature. Food and beverage providers leasing space as a tenant of the building are excluded from these requirements.

No, but projects can submit local or national certifications for approval as an Equivalency Proposal (EP). Approved EPs will be published on a rolling basis.