The number of green product certifications is large and growing–perhaps 100 so far in the U.S. alone. This month’s EBN feature article provides guidance on the growing field of multi-attribute certifications. The editors of EBN and our GreenSpec Directory provide a lot more guidance like this in BuildingGreen’s new special report, “Green Building Product Certifications.”
This 87-page, no-nonsense guide enables designers, purchasers, and manufacturers to steer clear of irrelevant claims and focus on what is significant and relevant for each building product sector. It provides a bird’s-eye view of the certification world, distinguishes the key green certifications spanning multiple building product sectors, and provides a sector-by-sector look at finding the green certifications that can help you specify green on your projects.
- Green Building Controversy: Is The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Another Example of Greenwashing? (blhill.net)
- Sustainable Construction Litigation: Do performance standards have any teeth? (blhill.net)
- Atlanta Business News: LEED certification boosts cost of going green (blhill.net)