Intertek is now offering a free white paper called, “Green” Revolution: What does it mean to the building products industry? This paper covers the challenges manufacturers face when they make “green” claims about their products, and how to eliminate potential pitfalls in the process. The paper stems from increased public scrutiny in the wake of weakened or nonexistent standards within the blossoming green industry.
Intertek also has a new Environmental Certification program, which helps manufacturers validate green claims, such as amount of recycled content, solar reflectance, emissions, and energy efficiency in order to protect their brand and reputations. This lends a competitive advantage in the marketplace while greatly reducing in-house staff and cost because of the third-party consulting. It is perhaps more important than ever to verify the claims of products when incorporating them into a manufacturer’s offering and this new program has been designed to streamline the process.
The new program also seeks to bring clarity to the green revolution for building products manufacturers and create an eco-label that is meaningful, trustworthy and valuable to not only manufacturers of building materials, but also to purchasers and specifiers of these products, materials and assemblies. Essentially, it is akin to the Energy Star certification, which guarantees that a product actually does reduce energy consumption rather than just claiming so.
To download the white paper, click here.
Source: Press Release at RenewableEnergyWorld.com