The number of green product certifications is large and growing—perhaps 100 so far in the U.S. alone. This month’s
feature article provides guidance on the growing field of multi-attribute certifications. The editors of
Directory provide a lot more guidance like this in BuildingGreen’s new special report, “Green Building Product Certifications.”
This 87-page, no-nonsense guide enables designers, purchasers, and manufacturers to steer clear of irrelevant claims and focus on what is significant and relevant for each building product sector. It provides a bird’s-eye view of the certification world, distinguishes the key green certifications spanning multiple building product sectors, and provides a sector-by-sector look at finding the green certifications that can help you specify green on your projects.
The report has a list price of $79, but
subscribers can get it for $49. If the report doesn’t save you many hours of research, we’ll cheerfully refund its modest price. Visit BuildingGreen.com/certifications
to get your report. (EBN
subscribers who are logged in will automatically get the reduced price.)
Download the report and take the quiz to receive continuing education credit. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved this course for 6 HSW/SD Learning Units. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has approved the technical and instructional quality of this course for 6 GBCI CE hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between a standard and a certification.
- Describe "greenwashing" and list at least two ways to spot it.
- Explain why third-party certifications are the best bet for specifiers.
- List at least one certification that falls under each of the following types: second-party, third-party, ANSI-accredited.
To earn credit, download and read the report, then return here, make sure you are logged into your personal BuildingGreen account, and pass this quiz.
December 1, 2010
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