* While SCAQMD has a lower limit, MPI is not convinced that a wide spectrum of products is available below those levels to warrant matching the level for these performance-critical substrates.
** LEED references Green Seal GC-03 which has only three “performance requirements” – MPI is not convinced that either adhesion or hiding power is nearly adequate, and their corrosion resistance “performance requirement” is nonexistent although this characteristic is absolutely critical here. Note #1: EC (Environment Canada) implemented in 2010. Note #2: LEED 2.2 presently contains VOC levels of 50 g/L for “flats” and 150 g/L for “non-flats” with some ‘other’ categories from SCAQMD as at Jan. 01, 2004. Note #3: MPI GPS-1-12 is MPI Green Performance® Standard August 2012 (first published as GPS-1-05 July 2005). MPI GPS-2-12 was published July 2007. Note #4: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113 Architectural Coatings rules in effect on January 1, 2004 and on July 1, 2008. Note #5: LEED 1.0 is a Canadian licensed version published in 2004 but with a new revision in March 2007 requiring SCAQMD levels in place “at time of building permit”. Note #6:MPI GPS-12 is the only standard requiring significant performance. Both ECO LOGO and Green Seal Recycled Standards now require MPI performance listing.