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May 23rd, 2018
UL is expanding chemical and sustainability capabilities with the opening of a state-of-the-art laboratory in the European region

We are expanding our service capabilities in our Cabiate, Italy lab and are pleased to announce the opening of a new laboratory for indoor air quality, GREENGUARD and VOCs. With the increasing complexity of the regulatory landscape in Europe and around the world, there is a growing need for VOC emissions testing and validation. In… read more

October 10th, 2016
UL Environment and International WELL Building Institute™ Form Relationship to Promote Healthier Building Practices by Improving Indoor Air Quality

MARIETTA, GA., October 4, 2016 — UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations in an effort to drive public awareness of, and increase global demand for, healthier buildings. The organizations will collaborate to limit… read more

April 22nd, 2016
Three Simple Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Our kids spend a great deal of time at school. Yet nearly half of the nation’s schools report problems related to indoor air quality (IAQ), according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)*. Known to trigger headaches, fatigue, dizziness, ear, nose and throat irritation and general malaise, poor IAQ in schools can have… 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

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 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 30th, 2015
Breathe Easier: How to Limit Chemicals in Indoor Air

There has been a lot of publicity regarding the chemicals recently found in indoor environments. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollution levels are typically 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. As our buildings and homes become more air-tight and… 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 27th, 2015
UL’s Dr. Marilyn Black will be speaking at NeoCon 2015 this June

Explore the use of flame retardants and the steps being taken to ensure we can have both flame protection and chemical safety. Dr. Marilyn Black, vice president and senior technical advisor of UL, will be speaking on the topic of Flame Retardant Chemicals in Healthcare Environment on Wednesday, June 17th, from 9:30 to 10:30am at… read more