Tools & Other Resource Information

Find resource information to help you better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products, assist you in meeting federal purchasing requirements for biobased products, and help you identify opportunities for earning credits toward the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification using biobased products. Also see biobased awareness research and survey information.

  • Lifecycle Cost Checklist -The United Soybean Board (USB) funded the development of a checklist for potential buyers to better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products compared to non-biobased products. Learn more
  • Best Practices Information - Information that will assist you and your agency to meet the requirements of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the Farm bill), which requires Federal agencies to purchase biobased products. Learn more...
  • LEED Rating System -There is the potential to earn LEED credits by using soy-based materials and products that meet specific LEED criteria. Learn more
  • Research and Surveys -Learn more about recent research and survey information.