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November 28th, 2018
UL Introduces First EPD Optimization Program to Earn More LEED v4.0 Credits

On November 14th, 2018, UL launched the industry’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Optimization Credit program, responding to five years of demand for EPD Optimization since the launch of LEED v4 in July 2013. UL’s program enables manufacturers to make their existing EPDs even more valuable by providing insight into products’ reduced environmental impacts in… read more

November 14th, 2018
UL Launches First Of Its Kind EPD Optimization Program, Enabling Manufacturers to Earn More LEED v4.0 Credits

Interface and Kohler Lead the Industry by Piloting Program MARIETTA, Ga., November 14, 2018 – UL, a global safety science leader, today launched the industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) Optimization Credit program. Responding to five years of demand for EPD Optimization since the launch of LEED v4 in July 2013, UL’s program enables manufacturers… read more

July 2nd, 2018
Tire Industry Project Announces First PCR for Tires Industry Developed by UL

The Tire Industry Project (TIP) announced the first Product Category Rules (PCR) for tires to improve standardization and transparency of the impact of tires throughout their life-cycle. The PCR, developed and published by UL Environment, was issued after a pilot phase that included expert review and testing by TIP members and sustainability consultancy, Quantis.  TIP… read more

February 23rd, 2018
Environmental Impact of Water Products

When water products and sustainability are discussed in the same sentence, our minds immediately go to water savings, and this is a natural place to start. Water is a resource that is a right for all and is more precious than most people realize. Some have even hypothesized that the next major global war could… read more

October 16th, 2017
UL Environment and Italian Program Operator EPDItaly announce agreement of mutual recognition for EPDs.

UL Environment and EPDItaly, founder of the only Italian Program Operator, have recently signed an agreement of mutual recognition of EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) for construction products and building services. Mutual recognition of verified EPDs means that EPDs issued by both US and Italian program operators are accepted mutually without further verification. Both UL and… read more

July 26th, 2016
UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule (PCR)

Consortium of manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance MARIETTA, Ga., July 26, 2016 – UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today the publication of the first global Product Category Rule (PCR) for… read more

April 5th, 2016
Draft Product Category Rules for Sealants in North America Open for Comments

The first draft of Product Category Rules (PCR) for Sealants in North America is now available for public review and comment until April 29, 2016.  This initiative is led by The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), in collaboration with UL Environment and a council of industry leaders. PCRs are the first step in developing transparency… read more

March 30th, 2015
More Products Now Qualify for LEED Credits using Option 1 of the Building Products Disclosure & Optimization

Updated LEED credit interpretation (January 2015) means that more products with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) can qualify for LEED credits. This new interpretation now allows certain equipment and machinery to qualify towards the 20 minimum product requirements in Option 1 of Building Products Disclosure and Optimization– Environmental Product Declarations, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing… read more

February 3rd, 2015
UL Environment and BRE announce mutual recognition Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Mutual recognition offers manufacturers a simpler entry to global marketplace  MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 03, 2015 —UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Supply Chain & Sustainability, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to jointly recognize each other’s Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). UL… read more

March 31st, 2014
UL Environment – Thought Leadership

UL Environment staff routinely contribute to industry publications, and we’d like to share some of our recent editorial contributions here, sorted by topic: ▶ Sustainability / Greenwashing / Green Marketing ▶ Building Materials, EPDs, LEED v4, Indoor Air Quality, Facility Management ▶ Hospitality ▶ High-Tech / Electronics ▶ Purchasing / Procurement: ▶ Janitorial / Sanitation… read more