Certifications & Labels Directory

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

ul_energy_efficiency_certificationAcronym: SFI
Established: 1/1/94
Keyword Search: Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forestry, Chain of custody, SFI, Wood
GBA Last Updated: 8/7/2013
System: Certification
Levels: Forest management, chain of custody, certified sourcing
Managing Organization: Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Primary Contact: Jason Metnick
Product Type: Certified material includes wood, paper, print & packaging products.
Third Party Certification: Yes
Version: SFI 2010-2014 Standard
Website: http://www.sfiprogram.org

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UL Energy Efficiency Certification

ul_energy_efficiency_certificationLabels and Certifications: UL Energy Efficiency Certification
Acronym: UL-EEC
Established: 1/1/10
Keyword Search: Energy, Efficiency, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical Systems, HVAC, Plumbing, UL Environment, Appliances, Building Products, Computer, Electronics, Heating, Cooling, Lighting, Fans
GBA Last Updated: 8/7/2013
System: Certification
Levels: Bronze, silver, gold, platinum
Managing Organization: UL Environment Inc.
Primary Contact: Julia Farber
Product Type: Building materials/ finished, janitorial/ sanitation, household cleaning, toys, mobile phones, office supplies
Third Party Certification: Yes

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UL Environment Product Certification

ul_environmental_claims_validationLabels and Certifications: UL Environment Product Certification
Acronym: UL-EPC
Established: 1/1/09
Keyword Search: Carpet, Flooring, Electroic equipment, Furniture, UL Environment, LEED
GBA Last Updated: 8/7/2013
LEED: Yes
System: Certification
Levels: Bronze, silver, gold, platinum
Managing Organization: UL Environment Inc.
Primary Contact: Julia Farber
Product Type: Building materials/ finished, janitorial/ sanitation, household cleaning, toys, mobile phones, office supplies 

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UL Environmental Claims Validation

Labels and Certifications: UL Environmental Claims Validation
Acronym: UL-ECV
Established: 1/1/2009
GBA Last Updated: 8/7/2013
LEED: Yes
System: Claim Verification
Managing Organization: UL Environment Inc.
Manufacturer Cost: Follow up audits happen annually
Primary Contact: ryan.j.houle@ul.com
Third Party Certification: Yes
Website: http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/industries/chemicals/packaging/environmentalclaimvalidation/

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USDA BioPreferred Label

USDA Biobased ProductEstablished: 1/1/11
Keyword Search: Chemistry, Material Claims, Biobased, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Construction materials, Road maintenance, Furnishings, Cleaning products
GBA Last Updated: 8/7/2013
System: Certification
Levels: Based off percentages
Managing Organization: United States Department of Agriculture
Primary Contact: BioPreferred@dm.usda.gov
Product Type: Construction & road maintenance, furnishings and cleaning products
Third Party Certification: Yes
Website: http://www.biopreferred.gov/Label_Application.aspx

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WaterSense

WaterSenseEstablished: 1/1/2006
ISO: IEC Guide 65
Keyword Search: WaterSense, U.S. EPA, water efficiency, showerheads, toilets, bathroom sink faucets, flushing urinal fixtures, urinal valves, plumbing
GBA Last Updated: 8/7/2013
LEED: Water Efficiency (WE)
System: Label
Managing Organization: Environmental Protection Agency-MAIN
Product Type: Showerheads, toilets, bathroom sink faucets and faucet accessories, flushing urinal fixtures, urinal valves
Third Party Certification: Yes
Website: http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/ 

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