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January 9th, 2018
UL Environment Announces Agreement to Add CRI Green Label Plus Certified Carpet Products to SPOT™ Online Database

MARIETTA, GA., January 9, 2018 — UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced that The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI’s) Green Label Plus™ certified carpet, cushion and adhesive products will be added to SPOT™, UL’s web-based product sustainability information tool. The addition of Green Label Plus products will provide SPOT users with… read more

January 31st, 2017
Sustainable Procurement: It’s Not Just for Government Anymore

Initially driven by federal, state and local government procurement agencies, requirements and executive mandates, sustainable purchasing is quickly becoming a widespread best practice for businesses of all kinds. Government agencies were the first to dive in and experience both the challenges and advantages of purchasing goods that support human health and the environment. But thanks… read more

September 4th, 2015
Recyclability, Fuel-Efficiency and “All Natural”… Oh My!

Taking Stock of North American Greenwashing Enforcement Actions in the First Half of 2015 by Katherine Larocque – Sustainability Analyst, UL Environment At UL Environment, we believe strongly in the power genuinely greener products have to transform the market—and because of this, we are always interested in greenwashing enforcement actions. We understand the importance to… 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

April 22nd, 2015
The Time is Now: Building Science Remains the Key to Affordable, Sustainable Buildings

Guest Blog Post by Gale Tedhams;  Director, Products and Supply Chain Sustainability at Owens Corning The popularity of Earth Day and documentaries like “An Inconvenient Truth,” has led to increased awareness of climate change consequences on the environment. According to researchers at Yale, 63 percent of Americans now believe that the globe is warming and… read more

April 22nd, 2015

by Jessica Neal – Marketing Specialist We spend approximately 90% of our time indoors¹, exposed to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other irritants which can exacerbate respiratory sensitivities such as asthma or allergies and can lead to other significant health and environmental concerns. As awareness of these effects and the part that materials included in our… 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

January 27th, 2015
Green technology for schools: an often overlooked criteria

The 21st-century classroom is chock-full of high-tech equipment required to deliver new world education in a tech-savvy society. Electronic whiteboards, high-resolution displays, tablets, digital projectors and high-speed printers and laptops are increasingly common in K-12 schools and are quickly becoming essential, regular line items on schools’ list of purchases. When selecting the right tools for… read more

December 12th, 2014
BIFMA Releases Two New Tools to Assist with Updated e-3 Standard

At NeoCon 2014, BIFMA announced that the latest version of the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014 Furniture Sustainability Standard, also known as level, had been released. Now, the Guidance Manual for the standard is available at the BIFMA website store. The Guidance Manual includes the text of the standard and interpretations of credits by the standard developers. BIFMA… read more

November 17th, 2014
Study Proves the Influence of Green Product Claims on Purchase Intent and Brand Perception

UL Environment Issues Under the Lens: Claiming Green Marietta, GA November 17, 2014 – UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Supply Chain & Sustainability, announced today that it has published a research study that provides concrete data about which green claims are most effective in the marketplace. The findings of UL Environment’s “Under… read more