Transparency documentation vital to LBC certification


Transparency documentation for our installed products was integral in helping the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design to receive the Living Building Challenge green building certification.


The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is a new facility at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, US. The design and construction team set the ambitious goal of building the largest Living Building Challenge 3.1 certified facility in the Southeast United States. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a rigorous green building certification program which aims at net zero or net-positive energy, water, and waste. Attaining LBC certification requires building components – including door openings – that are backed by transparency documentation that lists material ingredients used in the product.


ASSA ABLOY works directly with customers to meet LBC standards, providing clear and concise documentation illustrating the contributions offered by various products. Many products from ASSA ABLOY Group brands have attained transparency documentation, including Health Product Declarations, Environmental Product Declarations, and Declare labels that determine where a product came from, how it was made, and the materials used in its construction.


The ASSA ABLOY Group brand products installed throughout the building with transparency documentation enabled the design and construction team to use the building’s door openings as a sustainability asset to help achieve LBC certification.