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June 29th, 2016
Microbial resistance testing and why it matters to manufacturers

Microbial resistance testing and why it matters to manufacturers This is Part I in a series on Microbial resistance testing. Stay tuned for Part II on July 11. In our microbial resistance awareness series, we will explore in detail how microbial resistance testing is conducted and see examples of companies that have conducted this testing… read more

June 13th, 2016
UL’s Dr. Marilyn Black will be speaking at NeoCon June 2016

Dr. Marilyn Black, vice president and senior technical advisor of UL, will be speaking about the hazards of chemical exposure from upholstered furniture and other consumer products on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 11 am – 12 pm at NeoCon in Chicago, IL. The presentation, with Debra Harris, CEO of RAD Consultants in Austin, TX,… read more

November 5th, 2015
Perfluorinated Compounds in Textiles and Apparel

Details The use of perfluorinated compounds (PFC) in clothing has been debated at the international level due to the adverse effects these substances pose to human health and the environment. Recent analytical testing found that PFCs are in fact used in outdoor apparel as water and oil repellent treatments. Therefore, their presence can be found… read more

July 30th, 2015
Building Performance Is In The Air | Improving Health, Productivity, & Profitability

Poor indoor air quality costs the U.S. economy over $17-26 billion annually*. From medical costs and absenteeism to asset remediation and unleased space, the air we breathe inside our buildings is impacting our health, productivity and profitability. Building owners and occupants have an opportunity to improve building performance and establish themselves as a leader in… read more

July 22nd, 2015
Lumen Insights Issue 3 2015

Find our latest newsletter at the resource link below. Get insightful news on upcoming training opportunities for the lighting industry, ENERGY STAR ® program updates, and much more. In this Issue: ENERGY STAR® V2.0: Leveraging the “Bulb in a Box” Certification Pathway Luminaires V2.0 Update Letter from Todd Welcome to UL Austin Gelder Speed of Light –… read more

June 25th, 2015
Reaching for Zero: The business value of waste diversion

As companies assess their environmental impacts, industry leaders like Walmart, the Waste Management Phoenix Open (the PGA’s largest tournament), and Starbucks, are implementing waste diversion programs as a key part of a comprehensive CSR strategy. Many have their sights set on achieving the coveted zero waste to landfill milestone, starting at a facility-level and aiming… read more

March 30th, 2015
Are You Leveraging Your Certifications In Market?

You’ve taken the first step in ensuring the credibility of your sustainability claims by getting them certified. But are you promoting all of the wonderful work you have been doing? Here are 3 easy things to keep in mind to help you maximize your certification. 1. Place Your Certification Mark on Product Packaging and in… read more

March 16th, 2015
UL sponsors National Environmental Health Association’s Excellence in Sustainability Award – now accepting nominations

The National Environmental Health Association is now accepting applications for its Excellence in Sustainability Award to be presented at the 2015 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition. The Excellence in Sustainability Award recognizes any organization, business, association, individual, or NEHA member who is solving environmental challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices. Application deadline is April 30, 2015. Detailed… read more

March 3rd, 2015
Revision to UL Sustainability Standard out for Public Comment through March 16, 2015

UL, a world leader in standards development, continues to expand its mission of making the world a more sustainable place.  A revision to UL 2783, the Standard for Sustainability for Instant Hand Antiseptic Products is currently out for public comment, and we’re hoping you will participate!  The proposed update to allow the use of fragrances in the formulation… read more

February 18th, 2015
Measuring the Impact of Environmental Labels

(by Katherine Larocque – UL Environment) Ecolabels help consumers and professional purchasers identify environmentally preferable products. We know that rigorous, scientifically robust ecolabelling programs do their homework so that we don’t have to; and we trust that they develop standards that help ensure products bearing their label produce genuine environmental benefit. However, some of us… read more