UL Environment to Help Architects & Designers Navigate Sustainable Design Standards at Greenbuild

  UL Environment to Help Architects & Designers Navigate Sustainable Design
                           Standards at Greenbuild

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MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2012

Expert Panel and Sustainable Products Wall to Demonstrate Ways to Identify
Products with Environmental Attributes and Meet Evolving Sustainable Design
Standards

MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --An array of 300+
ecolabels and assessment tools and an evolution of green codes and standards
make it difficult for architects and designers to identify authentically
sustainable products. At the upcoming 2012 Greenbuild conference in San
Francisco, UL Environment and a panel of experts will discuss ways to navigate
the sustainable product landscape in order to meet evolving sustainable design
standards.

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"The sustainable product marketplace is flooded with environmental marketing
claims and architects and designers need a way to confidently cut through the
misleading clutter. UL Environment is committed to working with manufacturers
and the design community to provide credible, third-party environmental
certifications and validations to help identify environmentally preferable
products," says Sara Greenstein, president of UL Environment.

UL Environment's director of public affairs, Mark Rossolo, is one of the
experts participating in this 60-minute panel discussion, "Identifying
Sustainable, Environmentally Preferable Products that Meet Evolving
Sustainable Design Standards," on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. PST, along
with experts Elaine Aye, Principal at Green Building Services Inc. and Steve
Baer, Senior Consultant at PE International.

Also at Greenbuild this year, UL Environment will feature its first
sustainable product showcase in its booth featuring an array of certified
building materials, finishes, furnishings, and cleaning/sanitary products.
Participating manufacturers include: 3M, ASSA ABLOY, CertainTeed, Johnsonite,
Knauf Insulation, Mohawk Group, Owens Corning, PPG Architectural Coatings,
SCA, Sherwin-Williams, and Wilsonart representing the variety of sustainable
products available to architects and designers and the strong commitment many
manufacturers have to making more sustainable products.

In addition, UL's Dr. Marilyn Black will be at the show serving as a subject
matter expert at the Greenbuild Knowledge Bar on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from
3-3:30 p.m. Participants in this small group discussion about "Advanced
Healthy Interiors" will be able to ask questions of and engage in conversation
with Dr. Black and other panelists: Tom Lent of Healthy Building Network and
Kirsten Ritchie of Gensler.

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo runs Nov. 14-16 at the
Moscone Center in San Francisco. To attend or learn more about UL
Environment's presentation, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org. UL Environment will
also be exhibiting at Greenbuild: visit us at booth #4263N.

About UL Environment

UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health,
and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally
preferable products, services, and organizations. We help companies achieve
their sustainability goals—and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers,
governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers
environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications,
environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product
emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and
consulting. For more information, visit www.ul.com/environment.

About UL

UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of
proven history. Employing nearly 9,000 professionals in 46 countries, UL is
evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units – Product
Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and Knowledge Services – to
meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public. For more
information on UL's family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing
and certification facilities, go to UL.com.

SOURCE UL Environment

Website: http://www.greenbuildexpo.org
Website: http://www.ul.com
Contact: Kate Rusnak, UL Environment, +1-613-229-3905 (cell),
Kate.rusnak@ul.com
 
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