How do products get listed in GreenSpec®?
GreenSpec editors conduct our own research based on GreenSpec's current topical focus, identify products, and vet them against GreenSpec’s criteria. GreenSpec is not an advertising-based publication and we do not charge for GreenSpec listings. Our editors have sole control of product selection and product descriptions. Our members appreciate that independence.
How GreenSpec Selects Products
GreenSpec’s basic criteria for evaluation are described in the Environmental Building News article “Building Materials: What Makes a Product Green?”. Key issues and more specific criteria for each product type are described within GreenSpec. Keep in mind that there often aren't black-and-white criteria for product inclusion in GreenSpec. Criteria are continually updated to reflect changes in manufacturing processes and available alternatives as well as new information on the life cycle impacts of materials. Each product is evaluated individually for a wide range of environmental qualities—and we strive to include only the best of the best.
How to Get Your Product Considered for GreenSpec
Manufacturers may use our online form to suggest products that they believe would be appropriate for GreenSpec. We greatly appreciate product suggestions, but due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee when or if product suggestions using this form will be reviewed. Products submitted through our online form will be considered only as they fit our research priorities and as time and resources allow. In filling out the form, include links to any supplementary technical and sales literature including MSD sheets, test data on VOC emissions or other environmental attributes, and any relevant certifications (Go to our GreenSpec Product Suggestion Form for more information).
If a sample would help us understand and evaluate your product, please do send one.
Samples may be sent to:
122 Birge Street, Suite 30
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Please do not call or email to check on the status of your product suggestion.
Remember, BuildingGreen does not charge for listings, nor do we accept advertising. Our editors have sole control of product selection and product descriptions. Our members appreciate that independence.