March 30, 2018
MARIETTA, GA., March 29, 2018 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced that the Taiwan Architecture and Building Center (TABC) has agreed to add products that have received the TABC Green Building Material mark to SPOT®, UL’s web-based product sustainability information tool. The addition of the products to SPOT will give architects and designers in Asia greater access to credible green products that meet sustainable building standards in their region. UL will also add criteria for TABC’s Green Building Program to SPOT, so users are able to find products that contribute to credits within the building certification.
SPOT features more than 50,000 credible green products and facilitates in their selection for the design community, professional purchasers and others seeking sustainable products. Additionally, UL developed an add-in for AutoDesk® Revit™ users to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project. TABC certified products will be included in this add-in, providing unprecedented visibility into trusted green product information and selection.
“UL is pleased to partner with TABC to provide regionally relevant information and increased access to green building materials for architects and designers on UL’s SPOT digital platform,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager of UL Environment. “The addition of TABC’s certified products and building criteria is an important step in the evolution of SPOT to be a key resource for green building in Asia.”
Mr. Hsu, CEO of TABC, states: "By combining TABC and UL data on SPOT, we will forge a most fertile environment to add value through Legacy Development, while promoting a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, living quality and increased competitiveness in the "Internet of Things"-giving way to a better life through data.”
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.
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Unique among Design-Build NPO (non-profit organization), TABC, a Taiwan Architecture and Building Center works with a cross section experts from business, government, academic experts and the policy community. Founded by industry association and Taiwan central government, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in 1995, for more than 90 employers and 12,000 members, TABC has been established its knowledge tank and solutions across the features of green, smart, resiliency and sustainability in creating great places that not only enhance the quality of living, but also adapt in environmental impact if needed. With authorized building certification and collaborative leadership as the hallmark of TABC, empowering AEC industry to be green thinking as a contest of yielding radical innovations .TABC also plays the role as a leading strategic consulting, planning, architecture and life design firm that partners with cutting-edge technology and clients to achieve Urban Regeneration, Green Sustainability, Intelligent optimization, Fire Safety and Disaster prevention, High performance building material, and Building information modeling with data simulation. These expose to the issues driving change across a quality life for human being as top mission of this organization.
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