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EHS

EHS Software Market a ‘Booming Growth Segment’

The global environment, health and safety software market will exceed $1.4 billion in 2020, up from $932 million in 2016, according to forecast by Verdantix. The market will grow at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years reflecting economic growth, industry dynamics, and private equity … Read more »

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Using Technology to Enable Next-Level EHS Performance

Technology can improve environment, health and safety performance — and yet 64 percent of survey respondents say they aren’t using EHS software, says LNS Research analyst Peter Bussey. Bussey presented new EHS research at Environmental Leader’s conference on Wednesday. The analyst firm surveyed more than 2,000 business leaders, including 300-plus … Read more »

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Sponsored Content: Q&A with a Leader – UL EHS Sustainability Team

Robert Polito will be a panelist at the Environmental Leader Conference on June 21-23 in Denver. His panel, ISO Standards and your Sustainability & EHS Programs, will be at 2 pm on June 23. We were able to catch up with him for a brief Q&A on his thoughts on the state of the industry … Read more »

UL Publishes Material-Agnostic Product Category Rule for Cladding

UL Environment has published a new material-agnostic product category rule (PCR) for cladding products. Using this PCR will allow manufacturers to cut through the clutter of the 14 different material-specific PCRs currently existing, UL says. The market demand for increased transparency and data in the building materials marketplace has been … Read more »

UL Environment Launches New Sustainability Advisory Services

UL Environment has redesigned its sustainability advisory offerings, delivered by the UL Environment Advisory Services team. UL’s new sustainability advisory services includes assisting clients with: Providing assurance for corporate-branded sustainability programs (e.g. waste diversion programs, environmental footprint). Promoting the integration of sustainable thinking into new product development processes through staff … Read more »

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Smart Buildings Reduce Owners’ Costs, Slash Resource Consumption

A UL study predicts disruption in the building market over the next five to 10 years as owners, operators and investors of buildings increasingly recognize the potential of innovation in building energy consumption, water usage and indoor air quality to positively impact their bottom lines. In the white paper, The … Read more »

UL Boosts Supply Chain Services

Safety science company Underwriters Laboratories today launched its Information & Insights division, created to meet the growing demands by businesses (and customers they serve) for more sustainably made products — including housewares, beauty supplies, cleaning products and consumer technologies from computers to smart devices — and sustainable supply chains. This … Read more »

Standards & Certification Briefing: CODA, EPEAT, Facts

CODA’s energy storage system – the CODA Core – has received ‘subject 1973’ safety standards certification from UL. The CODA 40kWh high-voltage system is the first commercial scale energy storage system specifically targeted for behind-the-meter use to be subjected to UL 1973 and pass. The Green Electronics Council expanded the EPEAT environmental … Read more »

UL Approves Isobutanol for UL 87A Pumps

Gevo has confirmed that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has approved the generic use of up to 16 percent isobutanol in UL 87A pumps by any manufacturer meeting ASTM specifications, providing all of the service stations across the country with the assurance that isobutanol blended gasoline will work in their current gasoline … Read more »

Consumers Doubt Manufacturers’ Environmental Commitments

Consumers Doubt Manufacturers’ Environmental Commitments

Some 61 percent of manufacturers say products’ environmental impacts are more important than the impact to human health while 61 percent of consumers say human heath impacts are more important, according to an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) study. This shows manufacturers and consumers are not aligned on the most important impact … Read more »

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 … Read more »