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Greener Product Certification Seal

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The Greener Product Certification Seal demonstrates that a product has been evaluated against the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB green building standards using internationally recognized third-party certification organizations, laboratory test results and/or other supporting documentation.

Products in twenty four building products categories are evaluated using seven environmental qualifiers namely energy (conservation and renewable), regionally produced materials, air quality, certified wood, recycled content, reused and renewable materials. Significant environmental impacts are considered and products are evaluated from raw materials extraction through manufacturing to use and disposal. Environmental claims are reviewed and verified through third-party certification and/or supporting documentation stating that products have been accepted for USGBC and/NAHB certified projects.

Manufacturers first complete an application form and once the information has been received products are evaluated against the aforementioned standards. Only once a product has been deemed to be in compliance will it be awarded the Seal.

Certified products are then listed and searchable on the Greener Products site.

Learn more: Greener Product Certification Seal websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Greener Product Certification Seal's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Greener Product

Member of

Other

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.

Member of: USGBC


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2011

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012