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December 19th, 2018
USGBC Releases Additional LEED v4.1 Materials & Resources Credits

USGBC is rounding out the release of LEED v4.1 credits, which are designed to simplify and improve credit language and clarify compliance pathways. Following the release of LEED v4.1 BD&C/ID&C credits and LEED v4.1 O&M credits USGBC released Materials & Resources (MR) credits for BD&C/ID&C. Below is an overview of the new language and how… read more

November 28th, 2018
UL Introduces First EPD Optimization Program to Earn More LEED v4.0 Credits

On November 14th, 2018, UL launched the industry’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Optimization Credit program, responding to five years of demand for EPD Optimization since the launch of LEED v4 in July 2013. UL’s program enables manufacturers to make their existing EPDs even more valuable by providing insight into products’ reduced environmental impacts in… read more

November 15th, 2018
USGBC Releases LEED v4.1 Credits, Simplifying and Improving Credit Language

There is exciting news for LEED practitioners and manufacturers of sustainable products.  Some of the highly anticipated LEED v4.1 Building Design & Construction and Interior Design & Construction credits have been released!  These revised credits simplify and improve credit language and make compliance pathways easier to understand. Below is an overview of the new language… read more

November 14th, 2018
UL Launches First Of Its Kind EPD Optimization Program, Enabling Manufacturers to Earn More LEED v4.0 Credits

Interface and Kohler Lead the Industry by Piloting Program MARIETTA, Ga., November 14, 2018 – UL, a global safety science leader, today launched the industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) Optimization Credit program. Responding to five years of demand for EPD Optimization since the launch of LEED v4 in July 2013, UL’s program enables manufacturers… 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

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