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UL to Add CTC Certified Products to SPOT® Online Database

May 29, 2018

MARIETTA, GA., May 29, 2018 — UL today announced that China Building Material Test & Certification Group Co. Ltd (CTC) certified products will be added to SPOT, UL’s web-based product sustainability information tool. The addition of CTC certified product data will provide SPOT users with access to sustainable products available in the Chinese market that meet their project needs.

CTC’s certified products will join more than 50,000 credible green products already on SPOT and enable architects, designers and professional purchasers to find products available in China that meet their sustainability needs. Additionally, UL developed an add-in for AutoDesk® Revit® users to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project. CTC certified products will be included in this add-in, providing unprecedented visibility into trusted green product information and selection.

“China is the largest building market in the world and is quickly becoming one of the largest sustainable building markets,” said Weifang Zhou, president, UL Consumer. “With the addition of CTC certified products, SPOT will become a valuable product selection tool for architects, designers and builders in the Chinese market.”

“Through over sixty years of active exploration and tireless efforts, CTC has grown into one of the largest, most trusted third-party testing and certification companies in China for building materials and construction engineering,” said Zhenzhu Ma, general manager, CTC. “The inclusion of CTC certified products in SPOT enables our manufacturers to have more exposure for their products on a trusted product platform and helps architects, designers and specifiers access this information during the Building Information Modeling process.”

SPOT database is powered by UL, a leading safety science company and developer of globally-recognized sustainability standards with a 120+ year history. In addition to the SPOT add-in for Revit, UL is developing tools such as expanded listings to enhance the ability to find and select healthier, more sustainable products. To learn more about SPOT, visit ul.com/spot.

About UL Environment

UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organizations. We help companies achieve their sustainability goals—and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, chemical transparency organizational sustainability certification and consulting. For more information, visit ul.com/environment connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

About UL

UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com.

About CTC

Originated in the 1950s, China Building Material Test & Certification Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "CTC") has grown healthily with the development of China's building material industry. CTC Group serves building material production and circulation enterprises, construction engineering owners and contractors, solar photovoltaic production and application enterprises, carbon emission permits trade organizations, competent government authorities in terms of quality and safety production supervision as well as consumers. There are five service platforms including test, certification, safety production technical service, R&D and sales of testing instruments, equipment and standard substance (including standard samples) as well as extension service. Headquartered in Beijing, CTC has twenty-three branches including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong, Shanxi, Hebei, Fujian, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, etc., nine national centers and fourteen industrial centers, with more than one thousand six hundred personnel. CTC issued around 500,000 testing report each year with around 3000 testing standard. They have 5000 customers base in the service of Management System Certification and Product Certification with accumulated 30,000 certificates issued so far.

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