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Green Seal Expands Standard for Paints, Coatings

Green Seal has expanded its GS-11 standard to cover most types of architectural coatings on the market today. The new edition of GS-11, a compilation of the previous edition of GS-11 and the GS-47 Standard for Stains and Finishes, includes floor coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and fire resistive coatings, … Read more »

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Insulation Materials Green Seal Standard Coming Soon

Green Seal is developing a new environmental leadership standard for architectural insulation materials, which will include the product categories of fiberglass, mineral wool, polystyrene and polyisocyanurate foam, polyurethane, cellulose, cotton/recycled denim, and possibly reflective insulation and radiant barriers. Green Seal has released a scoping document and is seeking public comment … Read more »

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Green Seal Proposes Environmental Innovation Standard

Green Seal, which certifies sustainable products and services, is accepting public comment on its proposed standard for environmental innovation. The proposed standard is intended to guide the creation of innovative products and technologies, and provide a basis for an independent certification or verification. The standard will be limited to commercially … Read more »

Bakery Square

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Google, GM LEED; e-Stewards, Green Seal

Historic Bakery Square (pictured), a former Pittsburgh Nabisco factory whose largest tenant is Google, has earned Platinum certification under the LEED for Core and Shell Rating System. PPG Industries said the certification was due in part to the building’s use of Solarban 60 solar control, low-emissivity glass, which PPG manufactures. … Read more »

History of Green Third-Party Certifications

Almost 25 years have passed since the concept of certifying manufactured goods as green first evolved.  This involves a variety of products, anything from window cleaners and paints to glues and adhesives. With so many in today’s green and environmental movement being in their twenties, it might be worthwhile for … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2/RIOS, CARB, Green Seal, Soil Carbon

 eRecyclingCorps, a provider of carrier-grade mobile device trade-in services, said that it has achieved Responsible Recycling (R2) and Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certifications for its Irving, Texas, headquarters. R2/RIOS indicates that eRC is operating at the highest industry standards for quality refurbishment, consumer data protection, environmental responsibility and employee … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: WindMade Expands, USGBC, Green Globes

The WindMade organisation will next year launch a consumer label for companies using any of a variety of renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and geothermal along with hydro power and biomass from approved certification schemes. The new label will be applicable to organizations, buildings, events and eventually products, and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: WindMade, FSC, Green Seal, ISO 50001

Medical technology company BD has received the WindMade label for the company’s global operations, certifying that 35 percent of BD’s total electricity consumption is from wind power. The label, which is backed by the UN Global Compact and conservation group WWF, requires participating companies to obtain at least 25 percent … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2 Relists Intercon, BS 8901, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, Green Seal, LEED

E-waste certifier R2 Solutions has relisted e-waste recycler Intercon Solutions Inc. in its membership directory after two successful audits from accredited certification bodies. The organization voted to delist the company in 2011 based on accusations from BAN – the administrators of the e-Stewards recycling certification – that Intercon was improperly sending hazardous … Read more »