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Certified Green Products Directory 2007





By BOM Editorial Staff   Green

The only constant is change, even for an industry that changes as slowly as the design and construction industry traditionally has. These days, however, as more facility executives, owners, designers and even developers are learning about environmentally responsible design strategies and products, the rate of change in how buildings are designed and constructed has accelerated. Green products are taking root as the norm, not as novelties, and more facility executives than ever before are using them to create efficient, sustainable buildings.

As the editors of Building Operating Management present this year’s issue of the Green Product Directory, we welcome some additional green certifications — including SCS Floorscore, SCS Sustainable Choice, SCS Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold, and EcoLogo. The certifications listed here are the most recognizable and widely consulted third-party certifications. Each certifying body’s Web site is included for facility executives interested in learning more about these certification bodies and the criteria of their standards.

The more the green building industry grows, the more green certifications will proliferate. That’s inherently a good thing. We hope you’ll use our directory as a resource for finding the certifications, and then the manufacturers with products that have gone through those certification processes, that are right for your projects.


ECOLOGO

A multi-attribute certification, EcoLogo certifies products in more than 20 building- and construction-related categories. Criteria include: aggressive rates of recycled content, reductions in a variety of undesirable chemicals, and the promotion of products that conserve resources. Products must also meet or exceed accepted industry performance and durability standards. www.environmentalchoice.com


BPB Canada Inc.
Benjamin Moore & Co. Limited
Bétonel Limitée
Can-Cell Industries Inc.
Castle Building Centres Groups Ltd.
Climatizer Insulation Inc.
DEMILEC Inc.
Dofasco Inc.
Dutab a Division of Adfast Corp.
Dénalt Paints
Eco Concepts Inc.
EnsynTechnologies Inc.
Fire Safety Technologies Ltd.
Floorworks
Hamilton Community Energy
Hymopack
ICI Paints Canada Inc.
InterfaceFLOR Commercial Canada
Ipex Inc.
Johns Manville Canada Inc.
K & M Bamboo Products Inc.
Markham District Energy
Micca Paints
Mirus International Inc.
Napier Environmental Technology
Plasti-Fab Ltd.
Powersmith International Corporation
Qwatro Corporation
RCAI - Reclamation Consulting and Applications Inc.
Renewal Carpet Tiles
Sico Inc.
Tandus Canada
Teknion Corporation
Thermo-Cell Industries Ltd.
Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.

ENERGY STAR

Roofing products are labeled as ENERGY STAR-compliant if they meet the ENERGY STAR standard for reflectance on initial installation and after three years of weathering. The standard differs for low- and steep-sloped roofs. Reflective roofs can save money on energy bills by reducing heat gain into a facility. www.energystar.gov


Ace Coating Company Inc.
AcryLabs
Acrymax Technologies Inc.
Acry-Tech Coatings Inc.
Advanced Coating Systems Inc.
AEP-SPAN
Akzo Nobel Coatings
ALCO/NVC Inc.
ALDO Products Company Inc.
American Building Components (ABC)
American Chemical Technologies Corp.
American Hydrotech Inc.
American Rooftile Coatings
American Weatherstar
Andek Corp.
Architectural Building Components
ATAS International Inc.
Barrett Co.
BASF Corp.
BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises
BaySystems North America LLC
Behlen Manufacturing Co.
Berridge Manufacturing Co.
BondCote Corp.
The Brewer Company
Butler Manufacturing Co.
Cameo Specialty Coatings Co.
Canadian General - Tower Limited
Capstone Manufacturing LLC
Carlisle SynTec Inc.
Ceco Building Systems
CENTRIA
Cerama-Tech International
CertainTeed Corp.
Classic Metal Roofing Systems
Conklin Co. Inc.
Cooley Inc.
Copper Sales Inc.
Cornerstone Building Products
Corrugated Industries of Florida Inc
Custom Metal Building Products
Custom Seal Inc.
Custom-Bilt Metals
Danosa
Decra Roofing Systems
Dimensional Metals Inc.
Diversified Products LLC
Drexel Metal Corp.
Dura Coat Products Inc.
Durachemie
Duro-Last Roofing Inc.
Ecology Roof Systems
Ecostar Science and Technology Inc.
Edco Products Inc.
Elastomeric Roofing Systems Inc.
Englert Inc.
Everlast Roofing Inc.
Fabral
Farrow Manufacturing Inc.
Firestone Building Products Company
Flex Coatings Inc.
Flex Membrane International
Foam Enterprises Inc.
GACO Western
GAF Materials Corporation
Gardner-Gibson
The Garland Company Inc.
General Coatings Inc.
GenFlex Roofing Systems
The Glidden Company DBA ICI Paints
Global Encasement Inc.
GMX Inc.
Green Products LLC
Hanson Roof Tile Inc.
Henry Co.
Hydroseal Polymers Inc.
Hydro-Stop Inc.
IB Roof Systems
Inland Coatings Corp.
Innovative Formulations
Insulated Panel Systems
Insulating Coatings Corp.
Isothermal Protective Coatings Inc.
Johns Manville Corp.
Karnak Corp.
Kirby Building Systems Inc.
KM Coatings Mfg. Inc.
Kryton International Inc.
KST Coatings Manufacturing Inc.
LANCO Manufacturing Corp.
LaPolla Industries Inc.
Lexcan Industrial Supply Ltd.
Life Paint Corp.
Liquid Plastics Inc.
Ludowici Roof Tile Inc.
M.C.A. Clay Roof Tile (Maruhachi Ceramics of America Inc.)
Malarkey Roofing Co.
MBTechnology
McElroy Metal Inc.
MEGA Industries Corp.
Menards/Midwest Manufacturing
Merchant and Evans Inc.
Metacrylics
Metal Building Components LP (MBCI)
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.
Metals USA Building Products
Metl-Span I Ltd.
MFM Building Products Corp.
Mueller Inc.
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc.
National Coatings Corp.
National Polymers Inc.
Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers Inc.
Neogard Corp.
Owens Corning
Pacific Metal Co.
Pacific Polymers International Inc.
Palmer Asphalt Co.
Patio Enclosures Inc.
Performance Roof Systems Inc.
Petersen Aluminum Corp.
Polarhide
Polimeros, Adhesivos, y Derivados S.A. de C.V.
Polyglass USA
Ponderosa Paint Co. Inc.
Proset Inc.
Pro-Tech Products Inc.
R.M. Lucas Co.
Reflektor Coatings of Canada
Republic Powdered Metals Inc.
Resin Technology Co.
RoofMart International Inc.
Royal Metal Building Components
Ryerson
S&S Steel Buildings Inc.
Sarnafil Inc.
Schulte Building Systems
Sealoflex Inc.
Seaman Corp.
Sheffield Metals International
Siplast Inc.
SOLEC - Solar Energy Corp.
Soprema
Southwest Metal Roofing Systems
Specialty Coatings Co.
SPM Thermo-Shield Inc.
Stevens Roofing Systems
Structural Elastomeric Products Inc.
Sun Tech Coating
Sunlife Systems
Sunward Corp.
Superior Products International II Inc.
SWD Urethane Co.
TAMKO Building Products Inc.
Tech Traders Inc.
Technical Roofing Solutions Inc.
Temp-Coat Brand Products LLC
Texas Refinery Corp.
Thermo Manufacturing Company LP
ThorWorks Industries Inc.
TKO Waterproof Coatings LLP
Topps Products Inc.
Trelleborg Building Systems
Tremco Inc.
Tropical Asphalt Products Corp.
Truco Inc.
U.S. Ply Inc.
UCSC
Uniflex
Union Corrugating Co.
United Coatings
Valspar Corp.
VP Building
W.P. Hickman Systems Inc.
WedgCor Inc. Steel Building Systems
Western Colloid SC Inc.
Wheeling Corrugating Co.
Whirlwind Building Systems


GREENGUARD

The Greenguard Environmental Institute certifies a variety of product types that exhibit low VOC emissions. The organization also certifies products at a more stringent emissions standard for use in schools, and has recently started a mold risk reduction program that certifies the design, construction and ongoing operations of facilities. www.greenguard.org


3form
3M Company
AIS
Alcan Composites USA
ANCO Products, Inc.
Arborite
Arch Wood Protection
Artco-Bell Corporation
ATCO Rubber Products
BASF
Benjamin Moore
Bernhardt Design
BioBased Insulation LLC
BonaKemi
Cambria
CertainTeed
Cosentino
Descor
Draper Inc.
DuPont
Dwyer Products
Eastman Chemical
Edelman Leather
EverTech LLC
Faus Group (DuPont)
Fixtures Furniture
Flexible Technologies
Formica Corporation
Freudenberg Building Systems
Freudenberg Nonwovens
Garrett Leather Corp.
Geiger International
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC
Global Contract
Global Total Office
Groupe Lacasse
Guardian Fiberglass
HAG
Harter
Haworth
HBF
Healthier Choice
Henkel Corporation
Herman Miller
Huber Wood
Humanscale

FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

The Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Chain of Custody certification means that manufacturers have used sustainable wood in their products. Chain of custody is the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. This means that products that carry this certification have been verified to include only wood FSC can trace back to an FSC-certified forest. For a complete list of certified companies, contact FSC through their Web site: www.fscus.org.

Industrial Insulation Group LLC
Inscape
ITW Plexus
ITW TACC
izzydesign
Johns Manville
JohnsonDiversey
Keilhauer
KI
Kimball Office
Knoll Inc.
KnollTextiles
Krug, Inc.
Lafayette Venetian Blind, Inc.
LANARK Wallcovering
Laticrete
LG Solid Source LLC
Lifekind Inc.
Loewenstein
Lonseal
M.L. Campbell
Maharam
Maxxon
Meganite Inc.
Milliken
National Office Furniture
Naturepedic
Neutral Posture
Nevamar
NGI Designer Glass
Okamura
OMNOVA Solutions
Organic Mattresses Inc.
Owens Corning
Panolam Industries
Phifer Inc.
PolyVision
Richlite Corporation
Richwood Industries
RJF International
Roxul Inc.
Samsung Staron
Sittris
Smith System Inc.
Special-Lite
Spinneybeck
Steelcase Inc.
Teknion
Trespa North America
Turnstone
USM Modular Furniture
Veritas
Virco
VS America
VT Industries
W.F. Taylor
Wilsonart International
Workstream
Zoom Seating


GREEN LABEL/GREEN LABEL PLUS

Green Label, administered by the Carpet and Rug Institute, is a certification for carpet, adhesives, cushions and vacuum cleaners that emit low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Green Label Plus is an enhancement to the Green Label certification that includes additional low-emitting requirements set forth by the California Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). www.carpet-rug.org


Green Label
Atlas Carpet Mills
Barrett Carpet Mills Inc.
Beaulieu of America
Bentley/Prince Street
Blue Ridge Commercial Carpet
C&A Floorcoverings Inc.
Camelot Carpet Mills
Clayton Miller Hospitality Carpets
Colin Campbell & Sons
Constantine
Couristan Inc.
Creston Carpet Mills LLC
Crossley Carpet Mills Ltd.
Dalian Jiamei Carpet Co. Ltd.
Fortune Contract
Glen Eden Wool Carpet
Gulistan Carpet Inc.
Innovative Carpets
Interface Flooring Systems
Invision Carpet Systems
J&J Commercial
Kraus Carpet Mills Ltd.
Lees Carpets by Mohawk Industries
Mannington Carpets Inc.
Masland Carpets/Dixie Homes Inc.
Milliken & Company
Mohawk Industries Inc.
Monterey Carpets Inc.
Northwest Carpets
Pacificrest Mills
Royalty Carpet Mills Inc.
Sacco Carpets
Shaw Industries Inc.
Tai Ping Carpets Americas Inc.
Venture Carpets Limited
Woolshire Carpet Mills Inc.
Worldbest Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd.

Green Label Plus
Atlas Carpet Mills Inc.
Beaulieu of America
Bentley Prince Street
Bloomsburg Carpet Industries
Blue Ridge Commercial Carpet
Burtco Enterprises Inc.
C&A Floorcoverings Inc.
Camelot Carpet Mills
Clayton Miller Hospitality Carpets
Colin Campbell & Sons
Constantine
Crossley Carpet Mills Ltd.
Fabrica
Fortune Contract Inc.
InterfaceFLOR Commercial
Invision Carpet Systems
J&J Commercial
J. Mish Inc.
Julie Industries Inc.
Kraus Carpet Mills Ltd.
Lees Carpets by Mohawk Industries
Mannington Carpets Inc.
Masland Carpets
Milliken and Company
Moda Carpet
Mohawk Industries Inc.
Monterey Carpets
The Natural Carpet Company
PacifiCrest Mills Inc.
Royalty Carpet Mills
Shaw Industries Inc.


GREEN SEAL

Green Seal is a non-profit organization that certifies everything from paints and coatings to cleaners. For paints and coatings (listed below) the organization’s standard is unique in that, in addition to VOC emissions criteria, it also includes performance criteria, so that buyers are assured of both an environmentally responsible paint and one that will meet industry standards for quality. www.greenseal.org


Benjamin Moore
Color Wheel Paint & Coatings
Cloverdale Paint
Dutch Boy
Frazee Paint
General Paint
HealthyHome.com
Kwal Paint
MAB Paints
MetroPaint
Miller Paint Co.
Olympic Paint and Stain
Parker Paint
PPG Architectural Finishes Inc.
Rodda Paint Company
Sico Inc.
Southern Diversified Products
V.ABC Paints Manufacturing (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
Vista Paint
YOLO Colorhouse


MBDC

The brainchild of sustainability experts William McDonough and Michael Braungart, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry Cradle-to-Cradle certification recognizes products that meet benchmarks for use of sustainable materials, design for material reuse, renewable energy and water use in the manufacturing process, and design for social responsibility. Using products with this certification can garner a LEED Innovation in Design point. www.mbdc.com/certified


Building Exteriors
American PolySteel
CENTRIA

Carpet Fiber
Solutia, Inc.

Concrete Additives
Hycrete Technologies LLC/

Fabric Coatings
Hi-Tex Inc.
Sanitized

Fabrics for Office Furniture
Craftex Mills Inc.
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Rohner Textil AG
Spectrum Yarns Inc.
Victor Innovatex Inc.

Floorcoverings
Las Vegas Rock
Shaw Industries Group Inc.

Office Seating
Haworth Inc.
Herman Miller Inc.
Keilhauer
Steelcase Inc.

Office Workstations
Details
Steelcase Inc.

Pipe & Coupling Products
Mission Rubber Company

Surface Coatings
Energy Barriers Inc.

Surfaces
Wallcoverings
Milliken & Co.

Window Shades
MechoShade Systems Inc.

SCS FLOORSCORE

In May 2005, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute, in conjuction with SCS, introduced the FloorScore program, a voluntary program that identifies flooring products that meet stringent indoor air quality requirements for low-emitting building materials. It certifies flooring products for compliance with the indoor air quality emission requirements of the California Section 01350 program. www.scscertified.com/iaq/floorscore.html


Altro Floors
Amtico
Armstrong World Industries
Congoleum Corporation
Johnsonite
Mannington Mills
Tarkett Inc.
Vinylasa (Losetas Asfaliticas, S. de R.L. de C.V)


SCS INDOOR ADVANTAGE / INDOOR ADVANTAGE GOLD

This certification applies to any non-flooring product generally used within an enclosed indoor environment, such as wall coverings, systems furniture, casework, and insulation. Products that meet the Gold certification comply with the California Section 01350 program. www.scscertified.com/iaq/indooradvantage.html

 


Allsteel Inc.
American Formulating and Manufacturing
Carnegie Fabrics
Crypton Inc.
Gunlocke
Haworth
The HON Co.
Metro
MP Global Products
Nurture
Steelcase Inc.
Trendway
turnstone
Windsor Mills


SCS SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

A science-based standard that certifies products manufactured in a sustainable manner, the assessment criteria for this green certification for carpet and rug products are stipulated in “NSF-140, Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard” and “California Gold Sustainable Carpet Standard, California Department of General Services.” Standards for other types of products will be developed soon. www.scscertified.com/sustainablechoice

 

Methodology

Manufacturers in each list were obtained from the certification bodies’ Web sites or by direct contact with a representative from the certification body. Manufacturers’ URLs were obtained via search engine when not provided on certification bodies’ Web sites.

Data are current as of Oct. 12, 2007. For most recent certification information, please check certification bodies’ Web sites.


Bentley Prince Street
C&A
FLOR
InterfaceFLOR Commercial
Mannington
Milliken Carpet
The Mohawk Group
Shaw Contract Group




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