Feature Article

What Makes a Product Green?

Lots of manufacturers call their products "green," but are they? Here's our guide to the high-performance attributes that matter.

February 2, 2012

When BuildingGreen started publication in 1992, simply finding building products designed with environmental benefits in mind was a big challenge. We tackled that challenge in the late 1990s by developing GreenSpec, our guide to the best-of-the-best green building products, and throughout the 2000s we watched the explosion of manufacturing—and marketing—of “green” products. We’ve kept pace with environmental attributes of products in many ways.