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LEED & NAHB Compliant Products Database Launched

Posted 3 January 2011 by Anastasia O'Rourke to Ecolabel News.

If your New Years resolution is to green your building and be recognized as such by LEED and/or NAHB; a new certification has been launched that can help get you part of the way there. The “Greener Product Certification Seal” covers LEED compliant products and NAHB approved products.

A product carrying the seal demonstrates that it 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.

Certified products are then listed online; and users can search by product category and environmental attributes (such as whether the material has recycled content, or low VOCs).

It is a great interface and useful service geared primarily towards a US audience. It will be interesting to see if it expands to other Green Building Councils and practitioners internationally.