Australia's Leading Building Material Ecolabel Coming to U.S.
Originally published by: PR Newswire — September 13, 2018
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Global GreenTag International - Australia's Most Trusted building sector ecolabel - is launching its innovative, award winning, globally recognized product certification standard and ecolabelling program in the USA at the end of 2018.
In the US, Global GreenTag (http://www.globalgreentag.com/) is already recognized by the International WELL(TM) Building Standard and also claims compliance with the US Green Building Council's LEED(R) v4 building program and tools. It was significantly the first company in the world to introduce an LCA based product rating ecolabel scheme that today certifies nearly 2000 products for approximately 200 companies with factories in over 22 countries many of which are USA manufactured or available.
"We are greatly looking forward to launching in the US, engaging more deeply with leaders in the sustainability field and contributing to the trajectory of greening the US built environment, says David Baggs, Global GreenTag's CEO and Program Director (http://www.globalgreentag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/180719_David-Baggs-Executive-Resume-4.pdf).
The Global GreenTag Product Certification scheme (http://www.globalgreentag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GreenTag-Summary-Leaflet.pdf) will bring some new services to the US market, says Baggs. It also delivers an innovative Product Health Declaration (PhD)(http://www.globalgreentag.com/get-certified/product-health-declaration-the-phd-tool/) that uniquely rates the healthiness of products in use with a HealthRATE(TM) Mark. The company also has developed an EN 15804 compliant Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)(http://www.globalgreentag.com/epd-program) Program that also will be able to give US made products a CarbonRATE(TM) Mark.
The strength of Global GreenTag, says Baggs, has always been its deep, multi-attribute, scientifically robust technical basis, which is embedded in world leading research and green building design to successfully create new benchmarks and uniquely useable metrics in green product certification.
"We are increasingly recognised as the single source certification solution for multi-national companies to meet the requirements of the major green project rating tools globally," David adds.
Global GreenTag will be launching its US site and array of advanced product certification services at the GREENBUILD International Conference and Expo in Chicago (November 14-16) as part of the Mindful Materials Pavilion in partnership with GIGA's innovative product data hub - Origin.com.