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Building Operating Management

Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systems

September 2014 - Green   Article Use Policy

How do individual product standards and certifications fit into the more holistic full-building green rating systems, like LEED?

They are perfect fits. Instead of manufacturers, builders, facility operators trying to understand pages upon pages of complex calculations and technical detail, the experts who develop the criteria within rating systems do the deciphering and reference the relevant standards or certifications. It is almost as if the development and certification organization has done the pre-sifting of products for you. 

Answers provided by Josh Jacobs, Technical Information and Public Affairs Manager, UL Environment.

Ask An Expert: Josh Jacobs, UL Environment

Part 1: Third-Party Green Certifications Still a Critical Part of Product Selection

Part 2: Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications

Part 3: Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systems

Part 4: Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications


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