Finding Products that Qualify for LEED projects Just Got a Lot Easier

NEWS RELEASE

Greener Product LLC’s web based platform for LEED qualified products approves third party certifications (TPC)

CHARLESTON, SC – March 4, 2010 – Recently a BBMG Consumer report found that 77 percent of Americans agree they “can make a positive difference by purchasing products from socially or environmentally responsible companies and are actively seeking information to verify green claims”. The report further states that “consumers are most likely to turn to consumer reports (29%), certification seals or labels on products (28%) and the list of ingredients on products (27%) to determine if a product is green and does what it claims”.

According to Peter Rundle , Sustainability Manager, Greener Product LLC “ it is vital that architects and contractors are able to quickly and easily find sustainable and healthy building products that meet the sometimes complicated LEED rating system”. In many cases the LEED rating system requires that products have third party certifications (TPC) in order to meet these standards.

“We believe it is important that before any product is listed on the Greener Product web platform the respective environmental attributes have to be independently verified according to third party organizations or LEED supporting documentation. Furthermore it is essential that information is reliable, credibility and preferably based on testing results from internationally recognized certification organizations” concluded Rundle.

The Greener Product’s search tool, powered by the Greener Product proprietary software, is an online service that allows building product manufacturers to “tell their green story” directly to 100,000 LEED APs, 200,000 architects and 5,000 of the most influential architectural companies.

Recently approved testing and certification organizations

SGS InternationalSGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, and testing and certification company. With more than 48,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 100 offices and laboratories.

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification – The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

American Tree Farm System – Since 1941, ATFS has educated and recognized the commitment of private family forest landowners in the United States. Currently, ATFS has certified 24 million acres of privately owned forestland and over 90,000 family forest owners who are committed to excellence in forest stewardship, in 46 states

Canadian Standards Association – The Canadian Standards Association is a non-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. As a solutions-oriented organization, CSA works in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health, advancing the quality of life. helping to preserve the environment and facilitating trade.

Other approved testing and certification organizations

Forest Stewardship Council

Sustainable Forest Initiative

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)

Blue Angel –

Scientific Certification Systems

Composite Panel Association Testing and Certification Center

NSF International

Floor Score

Green Label

About Greener Product LLC

Greener Product has developed the world’s first online platform that creates a marketplace for the analysis of green building materials. Greener Product, LLC provides architects, builders and the public a quick and easy online platform for searching and evaluating “green” products according to the internationally recognized United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and the National Association of Home Builders rating standards.

For further information please contact;

Greener Product Media

info@greenerproduct.com

Tel:  (843) 576 0112

http://www.GreenerProduct.com

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