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March 29th, 2018
USGBC Announces LEED v4.1 Operations & Management Standard

On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) introduced LEED v4.1, the next evolution of the LEED rating system which addresses some of the challenges in implementation that architects, designers and builders have faced with LEED v4.0. This version of the Operations & Management rating system will be in beta for the coming… read more

September 5th, 2017
UL Recognizes Samsung Electronics for Achievement of Joint ECOLOGO/EPEAT Certification and Registration for Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+

MARIETTA, Ga., September 5, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and Samsung Electronics celebrated Samsung’s products joint ECOLOGO/EPEAT Certification and Registration in a ceremony that took place during the U.S. Samsung and UL annual meeting on August 31, 2017. President and chief executive officer of UL, Keith Williams presented YH Eom,… read more

June 7th, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ Become First Mobile Phones Certified to ANSI/UL 110, Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones

MARIETTA, Ga., June 7, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U) / Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955U) mobile phones achieved ECOLOGO Gold Certification to the ANSI/UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones, which was recently approved as an American National Standard… read more

October 1st, 2015
UL Sustainability Certifications Recommended by EPA for Federal Purchases

The EPA has released an interim recommendation list of specification standards and ecolabels that are approved for use by federal purchasers.  We are happy to share that UL Environment’s GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO standards, as well as other standards UL Environment certifies to/registers products for such as BIFMA level, NSF 332, and IEEE 1680/EPEAT, are referenced… read more

September 29th, 2015
FTC Cracks Down on Deceptive Certification Marks: Is Your Certification Communicating Credibility or Could it Land You in Hot Water?

In a groundbreaking statement, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has underscored that all certification marks are not created equal –sending a powerful message to manufacturers and certifiers about the role of vague ecolabels in Greenwashing. In their statement, issued on September 14, 2015, the FTC announced that five certifiers and 32 brands that use… read more

March 6th, 2015
Green Building & Design Magazine Features UL and GREENGUARD Certification

Article Demonstrates how UL’s GREENGUARD Certifications Demonstrate High Value within the Furniture Industry. Furniture manufacturers are starting to heavily prioritize the reduction of chemical emissions in their plants.  Larry Dykhuis, senior sustainability manager at Herman Miller, Inc., says “There is a growing awareness about health and wellness in the office spaces. It is our customers and… read more

January 8th, 2015
UL gives wipers a new edge in sustainability

New environmental standard for wipers (UL 2883) released by UL Environment MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 8, 2015 —UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today launched a new standard, UL 2883, that establishes human health and environmental criteria for the certification of disposable wipers designed for a range of household and other applications (excluding… read more