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May 30th, 2018
UL Announces Agreement with MACO to Build Volatile Organic Compound Testing Laboratory

Laboratory will conduct research, testing and quality assurance for sustainable building materials for the Chinese market  MARIETTA, GA., May 30, 2018 — UL and MACO Group Corporation, a company specializing in the production and sale of sustainable building products including coatings, adhesives, dry mixed mortar, and waterproof coatings, today announced an agreement to develop a… read more

March 29th, 2018
UL and Jinmao Announce Agreement to Promote Healthy Building and Indoor Air Quality Testing in China

MARIETTA, GA., March 28, 2018 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and Jinmao Green Building Technology Co., Ltd., a systems integrator focused on technological services, product sales, system integration and energy management, today announced an agreement to collaborate on initiatives to promote healthy building and indoor air quality testing and certification in China. As part of the… read more

October 24th, 2016
Protect our kids by taking simple steps to improve indoor air quality in schools

Many cleaning products and processes deliver the perception of “cleaning” but, in an ironic twist, can actually pollute the indoor air we breathe. In schools, where germs and dirt are a particular concern, we try to protect the health and well-being of kids by offering a clean environment. However, many schools are using products and… 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

September 4th, 2015
Clearing the Air is Good Business: How building owners and managers benefit from improved Indoor Air Quality

by Karen Bireta – Program Manager, UL Environment Emphasis on health and well-being has become one of the most important sustainability topics of the day.  In addition to improving the well-being of the building’s occupants, there are also definite bottom-line benefits to aiming to improve indoor air quality. Good indoor air quality management can decrease… read more

July 14th, 2015
Join UL’s Dr. Marilyn Black for an EPA Webinar this Thursday

On July 16th, Dr. Marilyn Black will join other speakers to present, Living in a Material World: Selecting the Right Materials to Improve IAQ in Schools. Get a fresh perspective on making smart choices when purchasing materials for your school buildings! Join IAQ experts as they discuss the role of proper materials selection in IAQ… read more

July 6th, 2015
Tremco Uses GREENGUARD Gold Certifications to Provide Customer Assurance

Guest Blog Post by Amy Woodard, Product Steward—Regulatory and Compliance at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing What gives a new car its unique smell?  How about new carpeting?  Well, it’s actually volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are generating that unique scent.  VOCs are carbon-based chemicals that evaporate quickly at room temperature and contribute to the air quality… read more

June 26th, 2015
New Free Ebook on Building Materials Product Selection and Improving Indoor Air

Available now for free download, The GREENGUARD Difference: Specifying the Right Products for Your Green Homes offers everything you need to know about what goes into certifying lower-emitting materials through UL Environment’s GREENGUARD program, and why these products should be in every home built today. A joint publication with Green Builder Media, this resource describes… read more

May 22nd, 2015
Breathe Easier During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May has been designated as National Asthma Awareness Month by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and for good reason. In a large swath of the country, asthma sufferers are paying extra attention as late springtime means pollen is plentiful, increased outdoor activity can bring dirt inside, and spring cleaning can trigger wheezing,… read more