NORTHBROOK, IL – UL Environment Inc., a unit of Underwriters Laboratories, says it is among the first organizations whose services help building products qualify for the recently released Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit 43, Certified Products. Projects earn points that contribute to meeting the LEED requirements. Qualified products evaluated can contribute extra innovation points toward LEED certification, says UL Environment
The recently released pilot credit, which serves as a “trial run” credit before its formal adoption into the LEED rating system, rewards LEED projects for using products whose life cycles, ingredients, and other environmental attributes are high performing.
“This move toward increased performance, transparency, authenticity and third-party verification of manufacturers’ claims will help transform the market,” said Steve Wenc, president of UL Environment.
Among product types that qualify under the new pilot credit are doors, office furniture and panel systems, and flooring—all of which have a UL Environment or EcoLogo sustainability standard. UL says wwinging doors will also be eligible for pilot credit qualification with UL Environment’s recently announced UL ISR 102, which establishes sustainability certification criteria for doors that are meant to swing, hang or glide.
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