January 9, 2018
MARIETTA, GA., January 9, 2018 — UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced that The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI’s) Green Label Plus™ certified carpet, cushion and adhesive products will be added to SPOT™, UL’s web-based product sustainability information tool. The addition of Green Label Plus products will provide SPOT users with access to more than 600 additional flooring products that have low chemical emissions, enhancing their ability to identify healthier, more sustainable flooring that meets their project needs.
SPOT features more than 50,000 credible green products and facilitates 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. Green Label Plus certified products will be included in this add-in, providing unprecedented visibility into trusted green product information and selection.
“SPOT is an open, collaborative platform for the green building industry to access thousands of products with sustainable attributes,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment. “The addition of CRI Green Label Plus certified products is an important step in the evolution of SPOT to be the industry’s most credible resource for finding healthier, more sustainable products they trust.”
“For 25 years, CRI Green Label Plus has been a trusted certification program that demonstrates carpet products have low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds,” said Joe Yarbrough, president of The Carpet and Rug Institute. “The inclusion of Green Label Plus 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 BIM 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 http://www.ul.com/environment and connect with us via LinkedIn.
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 The Carpet and Rug Institute
CRI is the leading industry source for science-based information and insight on how carpet and rugs create a better environment - for living, working, learning and healing. CRI's mission is to serve the carpet industry and public by providing facts that help people make informed choices. Its best practices promote a balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility for the long term. CRI does this for its industry, yet it strives to be a model corporate citizen for all industries.
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