USGBC, UL Partner on Building Materials Transparency
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have created a joint environmental product declaration (EDP) intended to increase transparency in building materials and products used in buildings, homes, schools, hospitals and other structures.
EPDs are a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system.
The join USGBC-UL EPD is the first initiative of a newly launched partnership between the two organizations that aims to improve the quality and performance of buildings. The partnership will roll out several targeted initiatives focused on increasing disclosure, awareness and transparency of building product composition and the manufacturing processes.
Also this week UL Environment launched its LEED toolkit, geared to support the architecture and design community in their product specification and selection processes.
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