[7.14.15] Manufacturer Letter: Follow Up

Greetings:

This year Google launched Portico, our exciting new platform for healthy materials selection and procurement. Within a few months of Portico release, we have close to 1,000 products that meet our new requirements, and we would like to see your products in Portico too! 

Our vision for 2015 is ambitious. Our goal is to have 10,000 products in the database by the end of Portico’s first year. By January 1, 2016, all products with old data and status will expire. In other words, any products with grandfathered status, whether noted as “meets criteria” or “below criteria” with zero points, will be deleted from our database and not available to our project teams. Based on the product information shared with us previously through Google’s Building Materials Questionnaire, your products’ status has been carried over from the Healthy Materials Library into Portico with the following status:


Approved (old status) = Meets Criteria (new status)
Not Approved (old status) = Below Criteria (new status)

With a growing number of LEED v4 projects in the works across our portfolio, our project teams are striving to find products that meet LEED v4 Materials Credit for LEED v4 Materials Credit for Product Disclosure criteria. When you update your product information, our Design and Construction teams are able to view and select your product(s) for use on projects across Google’s global portfolio. Portico’s selection criteria is aligned with several industry standards, including Health Product Declaration, GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals, and Cradle to Cradle. For more information on Google’s Healthy Materials criteria, please find  the attached overview document.

Portico login instructions 

To help streamline and make your interaction with Portico as efficient as possible, our team has created resources and a Help Center to guide you through the process.  

The next steps to update your products in Portico are:

Step One:    Login to Portico! 
Link :  https://google.healthymaterials.net/user/auth/register

Step Two:    Once you login, you are welcomed to invite other colleagues and add subsidiaries  
Note: Only the original email recipient is registered to the tool 

Step Three:     Review Help Center resources on the top right hand corner for video tutorials, FAQ’s, email contacts for other questions 

Step Four:    Submit updated product information into Portico. As data is entered, Portico will automatically note whether it is complete or incomplete

Step Five:    Review all product(s) in your dashboard including grandfathered products and make corrections of names and/or CSI/Building categories, or delete old products.

Write once and publish anywhere! 
Updating products in Portico  generates a Health Product Declaration, which can be used to meet LEEDv4 requirements not just for Google projects but for any other customer(s). Google places a high value on disclosure and transparency and awards these efforts, too. Help us put clarity, transparency, and sustainability values within reach of project teams. 

Thank you for your company’s commitment to creating a healthier and more sustainable built environment for us all. 

Attachment: Portico One-Pager 

https://drive.google.com/corp/drive/u/0/folders/0B60u9xNRFTqRMDNOZDlBVTlRS2c ​