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July 2nd, 2018
GSA Study of High-Performance Buildings Finds They Deliver Cost Savings and Occupant Satisfaction

On June 28, 2018 the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) released the results of a three-year comprehensive study comparing 100 federal high-performance buildings, which followed the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings , and 100 legacy buildings that did not follow the standard. The study examined five key metrics: energy savings, water savings, cost to… read more

June 21st, 2018
NeoCon 2018 Wrap-Up

A rainy week did not prevent an endless flow of attendees from all over the world to be at this year’s NeoCon, held June 11-13 in Chicago. From furniture manufacturers to architects and designers, our vast furniture solutions were showcased through productive conversations, informative marketing collateral and a unique booth presence. Here’s some highlights: Architects… read more

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

October 20th, 2017
VARIDESK Standing Desk Receives First BIFMA Performance Certification from UL

VARIDESK Products Also Receive GREENGUARD Certification VARIDESK, a height adjustable desk manufacturer, recently received the first UL BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacture Association) Performance Certification mark for their Quick Pro Corner standing desk. The UL BIFMA performance mark is the first and only program that certifies that products meet BIFMA standards and provides a… read more

January 4th, 2017
UL GREENGUARD Certification Now Included in EPA Standards for US Federal Government

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that UL GREENGUARD Certification is now included in the EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for US federal government procurement. These recommendations are the result of a multi-year stakeholder process, jointly led by the EPA and General Services Administration (GSA), and are designed to put a more… read more

December 8th, 2016
The Devil is in the Details – UL GREENGUARD Certificates Include Important Information about Product Usage Assumptions

  UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Program is the most widely used resource for design professionals, consumers and others to find low emitting interior products that promote better indoor air quality. Products that achieve GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certification have demonstrated low chemical emissions during normal use. However, some products, such as printing inks, are used in a wide… read more

April 12th, 2016
Panahome of Japan earns first ever GREENGUARD Certification for Homes

PanaHome, a leading housing provider in Japan, had pioneered new ground in championing good indoor air quality (IAQ) by earning the world’s first ever UL GREENGUARD Certification for Homes for its “CASART” house. This landmark accomplishment will pave the way to offering improved quality of life by pursuing good indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes…. read more

April 4th, 2016
UL Issues the World’s First GREENGUARD Certification for Homes

Enabling the provision of new homes with healthy and safe Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) TOKYO, April 4, 2016 –UL Japan, a subsidiary of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, announced that it has issued the world’s first GREENGUARD Certification for Homes to PanaHome Corporation’s (the Panasonic Group) new residential  “CASART” house.[1] It is UL’s first… 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