MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2012 – An array of 300+ ecolabels and assessment tools and an evolution of green codes and standards make it difficult for architects and designers to identify authentically sustainable products. At the upcoming 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco, UL Environment and a panel of experts will discuss ways to navigate the sustainable product landscape in order to meet evolving sustainable design standards.
“The sustainable product marketplace is flooded with environmental marketing claims and architects and designers need a way to confidently cut through the misleading clutter. UL Environment is committed to working with manufacturers and the design community to provide credible, third-party environmental certifications and validations to help identify environmentally preferable products,” says Sara Greenstein, president of UL Environment.
UL Environment’s director of public affairs, Mark Rossolo, is one of the experts participating in this 60-minute panel discussion, “Identifying Sustainable, Environmentally Preferable Products that Meet Evolving Sustainable Design Standards,” on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. PST, along with experts Elaine Aye, Principal at Green Building Services Inc. and Steve Baer, Senior Consultant at PE International.
Also at Greenbuild this year, UL Environment will feature its first sustainable product showcase in its booth featuring an array of certified building materials, finishes, furnishings, and cleaning/sanitary products. Participating manufacturers include: 3M, ASSA ABLOY, CertainTeed, Johnsonite, Knauf Insulation, Mohawk Group, Owens Corning, PPG Architectural Coatings, SCA, Sherwin-Williams, and Wilsonart representing the variety of sustainable products available to architects and designers and the strong commitment many manufacturers have to making more sustainable products.
In addition, UL’s Dr. Marilyn Black will be at the show serving as a subject matter expert at the Greenbuild Knowledge Bar on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 3-3:30 p.m. Participants in this small group discussion about “Advanced Healthy Interiors” will be able to ask questions of and engage in conversation with Dr. Black and other panelists: Tom Lent of Healthy Building Network and Kirsten Ritchie of Gensler.
The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo runs Nov. 14-16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. To attend or learn more about UL Environment’s presentation, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org. UL Environment will also be exhibiting at Greenbuild: visit us at booth #4263N.
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, organizational sustainability certification, and consulting. For more information, visit www.ul.com/environment.
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