News Analysis

California Releases Its First EPP Standard

On April 8, 2004 the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) released a draft of its first environmentally preferable product (EPP) standard—on composite panel products—for public review. Once the standard is finalized, products that conform to it will be eligible to be included in the DSA’s database of environmentally preferable products for use in California schools. The composite panel standard will be finalized during May. A second standard, on drywall panels, should be available for public comment by the time you receive this newsletter. These two are the first in a series of 20 to 25 standards due to be released over the next year. The first ten product categories for which standards are likely to be developed are:

1. Composite panels

Published May 1, 2004

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