Volume 48, Issue 3 - March 2013

Energy&Environment


EPA Moves Forward with LRRP for Commercial Projects


Nearly five years ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (LRRP) to address lead-based paint hazards created by renovations and repairs in homes and child-occupied facilities. It is now moving forward with the previously proposed LRRP for public and commercial buildings, which would apply to glass and glazing contractors.

The 2008 rule established requirements for training renovators, other renovation workers and dust sampling technicians; for certifying renovators, dust sampling technicians and renovation firms; for accrediting providers of renovation and dust sampling technician training; for renovation work practices; and for recordkeeping. The new rulemaking will address renovation or remodeling activities in public buildings built before 1978 and commercial buildings that are not child-occupied facilities.

According to the EPA, “This rulemaking is being undertaken in response to a settlement agreement and is designed to help ensure that individuals and firms conducting renovation, repair, and painting activities in and on public and commercial buildings will do so in a way that safeguards the environment and protects the health of building occupants and nearby residents, especially children under 6-years old.”

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The U.S. Green Building Council released a new alternative set of Global Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for international commercial projects seeking LEED green building certification using the 2009 version of the rating systems.


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