June 29, 2023
NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS — June 29, 2023 — UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, today announced that three Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City, Missouri, achieved the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air. The announcement follows UL Solutions’ commitment to a multi-faceted partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in 2022 as the organization’s first-ever partner solely dedicated to supporting the charity’s global sustainability efforts.
In recognition of this achievement, Sean McCrady, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Sustainability at UL Solutions, presented a plaque displaying the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark to Tami Greenberg, CEO of RMHC of Kansas City, during an event on June 26 at Ronald McDonald House – Longfellow House.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City have shown their commitment to creating and maintaining an indoor environment that supports occupant health, well-being and comfort,” said McCrady. “By leveraging our scientific expertise and offering volunteer opportunities to UL Solutions employees through our multi-faceted collaboration with RMHC, UL Solutions is proud to help RMHC support the health and well-being of the children and families they serve each year.”
UL Solutions’ marketing claim verification service is an objective, science-based assessment that confirms the accuracy of marketing claims. This independent assessment process scrutinizes the validity of specific advertising or promotional statements. To achieve the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air, spaces undergo a desktop audit and on-site visits that include visual inspections and performance testing to evaluate a range of building conditions. The program includes an annual comprehensive assessment coupled with surveillance at the mid-year point.
UL Solutions conducted a pro bono building assessment to evaluate the conditions and indoor air quality (IAQ) of three Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City. Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air evaluates IAQ as well as policies and plans for the continual advancement of IAQ. UL Solutions teams inspect heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to verify that preventative maintenance is performed regularly while focusing on ventilation, filtration and hygiene to help verify continuous IAQ.
“The partnership between RMHC and UL Solutions supports the missions of both organizations by working to provide healthier indoor environments for children and their families,” said Greenberg. “RMHC of Kansas City is proud to announce this achievement, which highlights our continued efforts to support the well-being and comfort of those we serve.”
About UL Solutions
A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains, and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of over 260 Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit RMHC.org.
Pictured above: Sean McCrady, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Sustainability at UL Solutions, presented a plaque displaying the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark to Tami Greenberg, CEO of RMHC of Kansas City, surrounded by UL Solutions volunteers during an event on June 26 at Ronald McDonald House – Longfellow House in Kansas City, Missouri.