Op-Ed

A New Edge in Specifying Green Building Products

Architects, designers, engineers and others who need an affordable, comprehensive, flexible tool for specifying green building products will benefit from the strategic partnership we announced in November. BuildingGreen will link our Web-based green products resource,

GreenSpec, with the Healthy Building Network’s Pharos Project to provide one trusted, authoritative, independent source for specifying green building products, information, and research.

GreenSpec provides a listing of approved products and guidance on how best to use those products in green buildings. Pharos scores products in specific categories based on what they’re made of, in a highly transparent, data-rich tool. Our customers have asked to see the capabilities of

GreenSpec and Pharos in one place, combining the in-depth research opportunities of Pharos with the direct advice offered by

GreenSpec, and we believe this strategic partnership is the best response to their needs. A new website, www.GreenSpecPharos.com, offers immediate access to

GreenSpec and Pharos from one location, along with updates on joint efforts. You can sign up for an online tour and free trials for both products. By mid-2011, we’ll offer joint memberships in the two sites.

We also formed a research collaboration with the goal of accelerating the pace of independent research on products and materials. We’re excited about the fruits of this partnership—stay tuned for more!

Published November 24, 2010

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