MARIETTA, GA., March 28, 2018 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and Jinmao Green Building Technology Co., Ltd., a systems integrator focused on technological services, product sales, system integration and energy management, today announced an agreement to collaborate on initiatives to promote healthy building and indoor air quality testing and certification in China.
As part of the agreement, UL Environment, a division of UL, will work with Jinmao to develop a green building laboratory with volatile organic compounds (VOC) testing equipment and capabilities, enabling collaboration on initiatives that promote the development of new levels of safety, human health and well-being for buildings, furniture and building products in China.
Concern about the health and safety of building occupants is continuing to increase in China. It is estimated that Chinese people spend more than 80 percent of their time indoors1, and are exposed to a variety of indoor air pollutants such as VOCs and cooking and heating fuels. A 2017 study of air quality in both public spaces and homes in China found that VOCs, particularly formaldehyde2, are a major pollutant found in indoor air with the primary sources being room and wall decoration, panel furniture and wood flooring. Together with UL, Jinmao aims to find ways to reduce indoor air pollution in China through continued testing and research.
“Jinmao is committed to developing buildings that don’t have adverse effects on health, and one way to do that is by better understanding how products affect indoor air quality,” said MR Zong Li Gang, vice general manager of Jinmao Green Building Technology Co., Ltd. “By partnering with UL Environment, we are continuing our mission to transform the Chinese real estate market and provide more access to healthier, more sustainable buildings.”
“Jinmao is a leading voice in the advancement of sustainable building in China and we are excited to work with them on the development of this laboratory and initiatives that will promote healthier buildings and products in China,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment.
In addition to UL Environment and Jinmao’s collaboration on a green building laboratory, the companies will also work together to promote access to healthier products on SPOT®, UL’s sustainable product platform with more than 50,000 credible, sustainable products, and collaborate to find solutions indoor air pollution.
About UL Environment
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About China Jinmao Green Building
Facing strategic opportunities for the development of national energy transformation, Jinmao Green Building shoulders the responsibility of central enterprises, adhering to the creation of value, the core value pursuit of excellence concept, from the city to the family, the community, focusing on green energy and technology professional operation, the vision and forward thinking, attitude and quality of honesty. Jinmao is committed to providing city energy quality solutions “(wisdom energy) and “healthy residential solutions “(real estate technology), through investment, design, construction, operation of the whole process of professional services. Jinmao aims to enhance city energy efficiency, the optimization and upgrading of city energy supply solutions to each nuance, open new life experiences, the real practice of national innovation, harmony, green, open and shared development ideas, to become a leading regional energy integrated service provider and green real estate technology service provider.
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