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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

February 1st, 2018
UL and USGBC Announce Strategic Collaboration to Help Architects and Designers Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4 Requirements

MARIETTA, Ga., February 1, 2018– UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to develop digital tools that help architects, designers and buyers identify products in UL’s SPOT™ database that contribute to LEED v4 requirements (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The collaboration advances… read more

April 20th, 2017
Product Lens™ Program Accepted by USGBC for Materials Ingredient Credit in LEED®

Our Product Lens™ chemical disclosure program has been recognized under the Building Product Design and Optimization grouping – Materials Ingredient credit by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® green building program. To read about the specific requirements in this category of LEEDv4, visit the USGBC website. UL’s Product Lens program was developed to address… read more

September 13th, 2016
How Will Manufacturers Meet the Demand for Low-Emitting Furnishings?

The age of sustainability is here and consumers are now actively engaged, demanding products that support health and safety for people and the planet. Consumers care about a breadth of issues, from water conservation, to waste reduction, to product safety and social responsibility. In fact, according to a Shelton Group Pulse study, 70% of consumers… read more

August 8th, 2016
UL’s Product Lens™ Report – Context and Interpretation

A few weeks ago, UL Environment launched the Product Lens Report, a new chemical disclosure tool to meet marketplace product transparency demands, providing clarity by putting chemical hazards into context. You may be wondering what we mean by clarity and context. Aside from meeting the requirements in LEED v4 for chemical disclosure, the goal of… read more

July 7th, 2016
UL Product Lens Report

Achieve product transparency that meets green building demands and puts hazard into context. The demand for sustainable products is skyrocketing. According to the US Green Building Council, in 2016, 40-48 percent of new, nonresidential construction projects are considered green. A report by BBC Research forecasts that the US market for green building materials will reach nearly $69 billion by… 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

October 31st, 2014
A look back at Greenbuild 2014

by Jessica Neal, UL Environment – Marketing After announcing several exciting projects, meeting with our clients and colleagues, and sharing in education sessions, we are back! Our time at Greenbuild was hugely successful! If you were able to attend, we hope you found it valuable, as well.  Some key highlights… Our booth once again featured… read more

July 18th, 2014
Upcoming and Archived Webinars

Upcoming Webinars       Archived Webinars     SPOT for Revit Webinar- Helping You Work Efficiently in BIM This webinar is for architects, designers and those in the building industry and covers how UL is helping them automate the sustainable product selection process in BIM tools. LISTEN NOW   SPOT App for Revit® –… read more