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Fundamental material safety

Fundamental material safety


To reduce or eliminate occupant exposure to lead, asbestos, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from building materials.

For Parts 2, 3 and 4, projects should draft a short narrative explaining why they are exempt from any or all parts, outlining the rationale for the exemption. This explanation should be submitted as a part of the project documentation.

This feature is applicable only to the WELL project boundary.

For Parts 2, 3 and 4, a project is exempt if the building was constructed after any applicable laws were passed banning or restricting the hazardous material. Part 2 is not applicable if the project is not undergoing demolition, repair, painting or renovation. Part 3 and 4 are not applicable if the project is not undergoing renovation or demolition. However, projects must be sure to adhere to Parts 2, 3 and 4 for any construction occurring after certification to be prepared to comply with this feature at recertification.