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SPOT for Revit Webinar- Helping You Work Efficiently in BIM

This webinar is for architects, designers and those in the building industry and covers how UL is helping them automate the sustainable product selection process in BIM tools.

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SPOT App for Revit® – Increasing Product Visibility to A&D and Purchaser Customers

Learn how Architects, Designers and Purchasers use SPOT, UL’s credible green product database, to search and select green products, and how UL’s SPOT App for Revit helps add this information to the BIM workflow.

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New EPA Formaldehyde Regulation Updates: Guidance from the EPA & New Effective Dates for TSCA Title VI Implementation

Staying on top of updates on the EPA Formaldehyde rule is critical to manufacturers of products that contain composite wood. These products include flooring, furniture, cabinetry and many types of other building materials.

Join UL’s webinar to learn the latest updates and guidance on the EPA Formaldehyde regulation.

Join UL experts Scott Steady, Senior Product/Service Specialist, and Scott Laughlin, Program/Project Manager for key information, such as:

  • Critical compliance dates to meet emissions standards
  • What you need to know about third-party testing
  • Labeling and record keeping requirements

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Meeting new FDA Expectations for ISO 18562 VOC and Particle Testing for Medical Devices

US FDA 510(k) submissions must include data regarding biocompatibility of any patient contacting materials (directly or indirectly) on all medical devices. For respiratory and ventilation devices, a key component of the biocompatibility evaluation is measuring chemicals and particles that may be released into the breathing gas pathway. Until recently, only general guidance was provided to define how manufacturers should measure and assess biocompatibility of the breathing gas pathway. The new ISO 18562, Biocompatibility Evaluation of Respiratory Gas Pathways in Healthcare Applications, series of standards are being formed to provide additional guidance and standardization for evaluating respiratory and ventilation devices.

The test methods and risk assessment requirements in these standards apply to all medical devices, parts, and accessories that may contact the breathing gas pathway. The scope of products effected by these standards include ventilators, anesthesia workstations (including gas mixers), breathing systems, oxygen conserving equipment, oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, low pressure hoses, humidifiers, heat and moisture exchangers, respiratory gas monitors, respiration monitors, masks, mouth pieces, resuscitators, breathing tubes, breathing systems filters and Y-pieces as well as many accessories. The enclosed chamber of an incubator, including the mattress and the inner surface of an oxygen hood, are considered to be gas pathways and are also addressed.

In this webinar, Sctott Steady, a UL expert in the area of Environmental testing will provide an overview of the series of standards, the scope, testing required and best practices.

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Prop 65: Learn the Rules 

Join Bruce Calder, VP of Regulatory Consulting at Claigan Environmental, one of the top companies in the field of environmental compliance of professional products, as he takes the guesswork out of Prop 65 regulation, labeling requirements and more. Register today so you can stay informed of Prop 65.

Key takeaways include:

  • What you need to know about new warning requirements
  • Compliance and prosecution – protecting your business
  • Crucial dates you need to know

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UL Retailer Webinar: EPA Formaldehyde Regulations for Composite Wood Products

EPA recently published TSCA Title VI, a federal regulation focused on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. This new regulation holds importers accountable for their overseas supply chain and grants specific enforcement powers to Customs and Border Patrol. Though TSCA does not take effect until December 2017, now is the time to prepare yourself and your suppliers.

Join UL experts for a one hour webinar explaining how the new regulation impacts the supply chain for furniture, flooring and any other products that contain composite wood materials.

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What’s in Your Circular Economy Toolbox?

Hear from Dr. Bill Hoffman, Ph.D., UL Corporate Fellow Research Scientist and primary author of UL 2799, UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill Standard, Adrian Wain, Senior Consultant with UL’s EHS Sustainability Advisory Services, and Lee Spivak, Senior Associate with Waste Management’s Sustainability Services. Facilitated by Catherine Sheehy, Head of UL Environment’s Advisory Solutions, UL team members and guest speakers will engage in an informative webinar on setting targets and taking action toward circular economy and sustainable development goals.

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REACHAcross™ Software: Automated Read-Across for REACH

UL Environment hosts a webinar discussing the collaboration between UL and researchers from Johns Hopkins University on an automated read-across tool for REACH. We will discuss how this in silico toxicity prediction tool will help to minimize animal use while providing the toxicity data needed for REACH registrations. This session is ideal for toxicologists, REACH consultants and product stewards who want to:

  • Understand compliance challenges facing the chemical industry
  • Learn how digital tools such as REACHAcross™ software can solve compliance challenges
  • Understand the validity and accuracy of REACHAcross™ Software

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Introducing UL SPOT

Join UL Environment for a webinar discussing why this new digital tool for manufacturers was developed to make it easy for architects and designers to identify green products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4. Learn how to increase the visibility of products on SPOT through expanded product listings and targeted advertising.

Additionally, the webinar will introduce a new product in development by UL, enabling AutoDesk® Revit® users to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project.

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Product Lens Program — A New Pathway to Understanding Chemical Disclosure

Join us as we present an informative webinar featuring UL’s new Product Lens Program. Product Lens was designed specifically with LEED v4 in mind and provides clarity by putting chemical hazards into context.

Topics will include:

  • Why the Product Lens program was created and its methodology
  • The value our pilot members received from going through the program
  • Answers to questions about how to interpret a Product Lens report
  • And more!

You’ll hear from speakers representing UL Environment, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and others.

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Learning the Rules – New EPA Formaldehyde Regulations

A Must-Watch Webinar on How to Comply with TSCA Title VI Requirements for Composite Wood Products

Join Scott Steady, Product Manager – Indoor Air Quality at UL Environment, as he explains recent new EPA legislation and how it will affect your business. Attendees will learn:

  • What new products are affected by the regulation
  • When the new requirements will take effect
  • How to ensure your products comply


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Neither Boastful Nor Bashful: Making Effective Sustainability Claims

According to a Nielsen study, 66% of global online consumers say they are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact.* Yet companies must be deliberate about making environment claims because the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other international regulators crack down on claims deemed deceptive to consumers.

Companies that fail to promote their sustainability achievements may lose a tremendous opportunity to differentiate themselves. By developing and validating innovative claims, companies can validate their claims and confidently communicate them to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
In this webinar, UL Environment will provide an overview of the guidelines for making sustainability claims and how third-party validation of those claims can lend credibility. Companies who have recently achieved innovative claim validations will describe their reasons for doing so, and how they have benefitted their business.

Participants of this webinar will gain a better understanding of:
1) Market guidelines for making sustainability claims and the importance of third-party validation
2) Examples of innovative claims
3) Case studies of recent innovative claims
4) The innovative claims process

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The Sustainable Edge | Your Corporate Commitment Brings Bottom-Line Results

Join UL Environment, Johnson & Johnson, ASSA ABLOY, and LG as we bring to life the unique stories of how leaders across industries are delivering additional value to their customers, differentiating their products, driving cost savings, and increasing revenue as a result of their sustainability efforts.
Leading companies pursue sustainability strategies at the product, process, or organizational level because they produce real results. During this webinar we will explore sustainability’s ROI in each of these situations and how to get – and leverage – your Sustainable Edge.

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Navigating Retailer Sustainability Requirements

Across industries, retailer requirements for sustainability disclosure are changing. To maintain healthy retailer relationships, suppliers have to not only communicate current sustainability activities, but be able to demonstrate plans for year over year improvement.

Find out how retailer programs like these can impact your business and how you can be prepared to leverage the programs to drive opportunity; from supporting retailer relationships to driving positive business change and influencing consumer preference.

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More than Just Trash Talk – Turning Waste into Opportunities

Walmart’s Fred Bedore (Senior Director, Sustainability) and Anna Vinogradova (Senior Manager, Sustainability) will share the milestones and outcomes of Walmart’s 10 year journey towards zero waste. Together with UL’s Catherine Sheehy (Program Manager, Advisory Services) the panel will provide an inside view of the benefits and learnings provided by this global data validation exercise.

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3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing: Separating Hype from Reality

In an engaging, discussion-oriented webinar event exclusive to UL Furniture clients, UL’s Lead 3D Printing Development Engineer, Paul D. Bates, discusses the 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM) industry, its related technologies and considerations, as well as how UL is working with this innovative and rapidly growing market.  This is a perfect opportunity to learn how 3D printing may impact your business from one of the industry’s leading voices.

Email furnishingsfocus@ul.com for a link to the recording.

 

LEED v4: New Interpretation Brings New Opportunity

The green building market is expected to exceed $130 billion in 2015*. And, a recent interpretation of LEED v4 credits has created an additional opportunity for product manufacturers to contribute to green building credits. This new interpretation now allows certain equipment and machinery (in CSI Divisions 11 and 21-28) to qualify towards the minimum product requirements in Option 1 of Building Products Disclosure and Optimization through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

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How Green Product Claims Affect Purchase Intent and Brand Perception

Among the things you’ll learn:

  • What consumers want to know related to green product claims
  • The impact of green product claims on purchase intent
  • How consumers view claims that are vague or misleading

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Your Janitorial Sanitation Products and LEED version 4 Understanding the new LEED rating systems

LEED v4 has been approved and will be released in November 2013–is your company ready? UL Environment has the expertise to help you and your organization understand how to maximize the amount of points for which your building can qualify, as well as multiple tools to help you put your plan into practice. During our webinar, we’ll discuss how the changes to the LEED rating systems and criteria impact you and the marketplace, and we will answer your most pressing questions. This webinar is specifically tailored to your industry’s specific needs, so you can be armed with the most relevant and practical information.

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Your Furniture Products and LEED version 4 Understanding the New LEED rating systems

LEED v4 has been approved and will be released in November 2013–is your company ready? UL Environment has the expertise to help you and your organization understand how to maximize the amount of points for which your building can qualify, as well as multiple tools to help you put your plan into practice. During our webinar, we’ll discuss how the changes to the LEED rating systems and criteria impact you and the marketplace, and we will answer your most pressing questions. This webinar is specifically tailored to your industry’s specific needs, so you can be armed with the most relevant and practical information.

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Your Building Material Products and LEED version 4 Understanding the new LEED rating systems

LEED v4 has been approved and will be released in November 2013–is your company ready? UL Environment has the expertise to help you and your organization understand how to maximize the amount of points for which your building can qualify, as well as multiple tools to help you put your plan into practice. During our webinar, we’ll discuss how the changes to the LEED rating systems and criteria impact you and the marketplace, and we will answer your most pressing questions. This webinar is specifically tailored to your industry’s specific needs, so you can be armed with the most relevant and practical information.

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Preparing for Conflict Minerals Reporting Is Your Company Ready

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act requires that companies traded on US stock exchanges disclose if conflict minerals in their products, such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold, originated from conflict zones. Furniture and components can contain any one of these substances, but it can be difficult for manufacturers and retailers to determine what is in their product, where it comes from and what they must disclose.

Find out how to gain access to this data and manage an entire supply chain before products or materials arrive, as well as gain greater control over compliance issues while minimizing risks and costs.

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Proposition 65- Can you Afford Not to label Your Products

California Proposition 65 regulation affects manufacturers of products sold in California that contain any one of hundreds of chemicals listed by the State of California as known carcinogens or reproductive toxins. Over the last decade, nearly 2000 settlements and more than $144.6 million in damages have been paid by California businesses as the result of litigation from aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys against products that have the potential to contain any of the listed chemicals.* This means that manufacturers are required to ensure that user exposure is below the acceptable levels set in the law, or to properly label products with the language “known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.”**

Given the volume of settlements paid out, can you afford not to label your products? Find out how you can mitigate your risk by using third-party toxicology assessments and product testing to verify your claims.

*http://oag.ca.gov/prop65
**http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html

THIS WEBINAR IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO CONVEY LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.

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Sustainability Essentials: Gaining Marketplace Recognition for Healthier, more Sustainable Furnishings

This one-hour webinar gives an overview of the environmental issues related to home furnishings, including problems with indoor air quality, climate change, toxic waste, and water conservation. Content includes info about getting the most out of SFC membership and a of synopsis of GREENleaders, the industry first certified sustainability training course. This webinar is intended to give participants useful information you can begin using in your business immediately.

This month guest presenter Paul Bates, National Manager of Training and Education for SFC member UL Environment will discuss Gaining Marketplace Recognition for Healthier, More Sustainable Furnishings.His presentation reviews the impact of indoor air pollution on human health, how low-emitting products can contribute to healthier indoor environments, and how manufacturers can gain recognition in the marketplace for low-emitting products. Additionally, the presentation will cover various regulatory requirements in North America that apply to furniture manufacturers, such as Proposition 65 and CPSIA testing, and sustainability offerings that can help manufacturers demonstrate leadership in the marketplace.

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Clearing the Air on Mattress Emissions with Testing

Mattresses and bedding are increasingly becoming a source of concern for indoor air quality and health-related issues. Scott Steady, product manager of chemical testing and analysis for UL Environment, will provide insight into the various regulations surrounding mattresses and bedding, and how manufacturers can mitigate their risks and customer complaints by conducting product emissions testing and odor evaluations to verify the emissions from their products. The webinar will review testing procedures for mattresses and how manufacturers can use product emissions data to pursue certifications, such as GREENGUARD Certification, that provide marketplace differentiation for their products.

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See-Through Sustainability: Transparency and the Role of Environmental Product Declarations

This webinar addresses the need for authenticity, credibility and truth, which is often mitigated by eco-labels. The emergence of more than 400 eco-labels has left many consumers and purchasers confused about the credibility of environmental and sustainable claims. The combination of the eco-label with transparency based disclosure tools gives architects, designers, and specifiers the tools they need to make smarter purchasing decisions, and confidence that the claims on which they are basing their purchases and the companies they support align with their values. Through the use of EPDs, transparency is quickly becoming a requirement. This webinar will elaborate on the development of and uses for EPDs.

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Get Print-Worthy Sustainability Credibility: Stand Out with ECOLOGO® Certified Printing Services

Healthier for employees; strong strategic differentiation from the competition; more encompassing than sustainable forestry certification alone; and better for the environment – these are the benefits of ECOLOGO Certified printing services.

Sustainability credibility can set you apart and is now available for lithographic and digital printing technologies. Let UL Environment show you how with the revised ECOLOGO Printing Services Standard.

“Stand Out with ECOLOGO Certified Printing Services” is a 60-minute webinar ideal for brand managers, marketing officers, existing customers seeking recertification, and printing shop owners in the printing services sector who want to understand the technical aspects of the revised standard to pursue certification and gain recognition as an environmental leader in the marketplace.

In this session, learn what third-party certification can do to increase your company’s sustainability credibility and bottom line and understand key criteria in the revised standard. Join us on May 14 and see how sustainability credibility with ECOLOGO can add value to your printing services business.

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Marketing Your Environmental Certifications

Make your products stand out in markets that are crowded with green noise.

Are green certifications or environmental messages now a necessary license to operate in your key markets? We’ll discuss strategies and tactics that will help you differentiate when markets are crowded with green noise. Learn about first-to-market strategies, ecolabels, and some of the new transparency tools as well as the value of segmentation to address buyer behavior.

This webinar is ideal for brand managers, marketing directors and sustainability managers in the consumer products, Jan San, building products, and electronics companies. Suppliers who already have an environmental certification will benefit from the discussion, and will come away with an understanding of strategies and successful tactics to drive growth.

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The Green Toy Market – Emerging Trends and The Business Case for Toy Sustainability

It is no surprise that toys are a billion dollar industry, but did you know that sales for ‘green’ toys have averaged an 80% growth over the past 4 years? An indicator that parents want assurance that their children’s toys are healthy and environmentally responsible.

This webinar will look at the key market drivers for a ‘green’ toy industry, how the market drivers fit in with sustainability, current industry practices, the opportunities available through some of today’s current challenges, as well as recommendations for meeting today’s demands.

This webinar is ideal for toy manufacturers, chief sustainability officers, chief marketing officers, or all interested in the continually changing toy market.

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Easy Steps to a Safe Nursery

What are the hidden dangers in your baby’s nursery and how can parents and caregivers help to protect children at a most vulnerable stage of development? Industry experts will share some important findings with simple tips that you can practice at home to create a safer, healthier environment for your family.

This webinar will cover:

  • Scientific information about the concerns associated with the nursery environment and potential health implications on children
  • Healthier solutions related to design, décor and nursery furnishings
  • Tips and practices around choosing safer baby gear and care products

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