GREENER PRODUCT approves 3rd party certifications for green building products
CHARLESTON, SC – January 20, 2009 – According to a recent published report by the BBMG Conscious Consumer Report: Redefining Value in a New Economy nearly one in four U.S. consumers (23%) say they have “no way of knowing” if a product is green or actually does what it claims, signaling a lack of confidence in green marketing and revealing a widespread “green trust gap,”.
“There is a lot of green-washing in sustainable building today” according to Peter Rundle, Greener Product LLC. “As architects, designers and contractors develop more LEED certified buildings there is a growing need for an easy, fast and inexpensive method to find qualified “green” building products manufactured by environmentally responsible producers. We believe the Greener Product search engine provides a solution” stated Rundle.
The Greener Product platform utilizes the most successful method ever developed to connect the manufacturer directly to the end buyer. The recently introduced search tool, powered by the Greener Product proprietary software is an online service that allows building product manufacturers to “tell their green story” directly to 100,000 LEED APs, 200,000 architects and 5,000 of the most influential architectural companies. “Manufacturers can easily demonstrate how their products contribute to a green building project, help in providing valuable environmental answers and make it easy for their sales force to more clearly define their commitment to green building and customer service” stated Mr. Rundle.
Approved 3rd Party Certifications for LEED and NAHB rating standards
Forest Stewardship Council – FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide.
Sustainable Forest Initiative – SFI Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world.
Green Guard Institute – The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program SM. As an ANSI Authorized Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor air standards for indoor products, environments, and buildings.
Blue Angel – Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2008, The Blue Angel is the first and oldest environmental label for products and services in the world. Since 1978 it has set the standard for eco-friendly products and services selected by an independent jury and approved by the German Government. This standard requires that the product contains no carcinogenic or halogenated organic compounds, no presence organic compounds or formaldehyde, and a low-level of hazardous flame-retardants and moth repellents
Scientific Certification Systems – SCS is a global leader in independent certification of environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity claims. Over two decades, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs aimed at spurring the highest level of environmental improvements, social accountability and product performance.
Composite Panel Association Testing and Certification Center – CPA was the first Third Party Certifier (TPC) in the world to be approved by CARB. Since May 14, 2008, CPA has been certifying manufacturers to the CARB rule. CPA is now certifying North American manufacturers of particleboard, MDF, and hardwood plywood for CARB.
NSF International – NSF is one of the most widely-respected and recognized global third-party certification providers. As such, NSF is uniquely qualified to evaluate your products and systems.
Floor Score – The FloorScore® program, developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) in conjunction with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), tests and certifies flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted nation-wide.
Green Label – In 1992, CRI launched its Green Label program to test carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify products with very low emissions of VOCs. CRI has recently launched its next series of improvements called Green Label Plus for carpet and adhesives.
About Greener Product LLC
Greener Product has developed the world’s first online platform that creates a marketplace for the analysis of green building materials. Greener Product, LLC provides architects, builders and the public a quick and easy online platform for searching and evaluating “green” products according to the internationally recognized United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) rating standards.
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