UL Fights Greenwash
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: LEED 2009 ApprovedPt. 2: ASHRAE Offers New Operations CertificationPt. 3: Guidelines on Measurement and Verification PublishedPt. 4: Survey Shows Green Strategies Still a PriorityPt. 5: This Page
Two new programs to be launched in January 2009 by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) will test, validate and certify environmentally sustainable products. A validation program will audit and test environmental claims made about a product. A certification program will then go one step further and assess and certify products based on industry-accepted standards. Certified products would receive a UL listing or label. Products will be reassessed periodically to ensure that the validation or certification remains current.