Tools and Other 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.

  • 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.
  • LEED Rating System -There is the potential to earn LEED credits by using soy-based materials and products that meet specific LEED criteria.