News Analysis

Is That Drywall "Just"? New Label Aims for Social Equity

November 1, 2013

Programs like the Forest Stewardship Council include social justice in their certifications, but such assurances are not available for the vast majority of building materials, points out Lance Hosey, AIA, in a blog post. The new label “fills a big gap in the market by addressing any and all building products and materials through a simple reporting tool,” adds Hosey, who is chief sustainability officer at RTKL.

Although Just was initially designed to promote social equity in the green building community, any corporation or organization can participate.