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November 14th, 2017
Greenbuild Recap: UL Showcases SPOT Digital Platform to Find Green Products

Once again, UL Environment attended Greenbuild Expo and this year was just as successful as years past. Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building conference, and the expo in Boston, held November 8-10, provided UL with ample opportunity to showcase SPOT, a digital platform to help architects, designers and purchasers find products to meet their… read more

September 21st, 2017
New UL Initiative Increases Supply Chain Transparency for Purchasers and Supports Manufacturer Efforts to Address Human Rights Abuses

MARIETTA, Ga., September 21, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL, LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today they are collecting data to identify products made by manufacturers that have policies and procedures in place to protect against human rights abuses throughout their supply chain. This information is displayed as search… read more

August 31st, 2017
UL Announces New Initiative to Increase Supply Chain Transparency for Purchasers

To continue addressing the need for transparency in the supply chain, UL is adding a new feature to the SPOT database that will help users identify products made by manufacturers that have policies in place to protect against human rights abuses in their supply chain. The new information is collected on a voluntary basis and… read more

June 7th, 2017
UL Environment to Demonstrate New BIM Project Tool and More at NeoCon

BIM project users attending NeoCon will be able to see a demo of UL Environment’s new SPOT app for REVIT™ in Booth # 7-139A. Launching soon, the new SPOT app for REVIT™ will allow users to access product data from SPOT, our sustainable product database, and assign it directly to their BIM project. In addition… 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

April 5th, 2016
Draft Product Category Rules for Sealants in North America Open for Comments

The first draft of Product Category Rules (PCR) for Sealants in North America is now available for public review and comment until April 29, 2016.  This initiative is led by The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), in collaboration with UL Environment and a council of industry leaders. PCRs are the first step in developing transparency… read more

June 23rd, 2015
UL Environment Publishes New Material-Agnostic Product Category Rule for Cladding

Bringing clarity to transparency for North American building materials market MARIETTA, Ga., June 23, 2015 — UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announced the publication of a new material-agnostic Product Category Rule (PCR) for cladding products. Using this new PCR will allow manufacturers to cut through the clutter of the 14… read more

March 30th, 2015
Mutual EPD recognition offers manufacturers a simpler entry to global marketplace

UL Environment has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to jointly recognize each other’s Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Earlier in 2014, UL Environment entered into a similar agreement with Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU). UL is partnering with global leaders like BRE and IBU in this endeavor to further the… read more

September 4th, 2014
Join UL at NeoCon East for a Seminar on Transparency and the Role of the Environmental Product Declaration

This NeoCon East, join UL’s Anna Nicholson, Product Manager – Environmental Product Declarations, for a presentation that will deepen your understanding of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Explore what they are and what they aren’t, how they can be used as a tool for transparency, and how they can be used in conjunction with other third-party… read more

December 17th, 2013
Transparency & Performance in Green Building Products and Materials

According to a recent UL survey, architects, builders and contractors report that a significant number of projects they undertake have clear sustainability goals that require environmentally preferable products. Driven largely by public interest in minimizing the potential environmental impact of building products, architects and builders now actively embrace “green” initiatives, such as the new International… read more