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The number of green product certifications is large and growing--perhaps 100 so far in the U.S. alone. This month's EBN feature article provides guidance on the growing field of multi-attribute certifications. The editors of EBN and our GreenSpec Directory provide a lot more guidance like this in BuildingGreen's new special report, "Green Building Product Certifications."

This 87-page, no-nonsense guide enables designers, purchasers, and manufacturers to steer clear of irrelevant claims and focus on what is significant and relevant for each building product sector. It provides a bird's-eye view of the certification world, distinguishes the key green certifications spanning multiple building product sectors, and provides a sector-by-sector look at finding the green certifications that can help you specify green on your projects.

The report has a list price of $79, but EBN and BuildingGreen Suite subscribers can get it for only $49. If the report doesn't save you many hours of research, we'll cheerfully refund its modest price. Visit BuildingGreen.com/certifications and enter coupon code EBNCERT to get your discounted report.

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1 As we all know, things keep c posted by Jennifer Atlee on 01/25/2011 at 11:42 am

As we all know, things keep changing. To ensure you have correct and current information, the blog entry linked to below is a report errata that covers all updates, corrections, and clarifications that we know of to date. If report readers learn of other updates, please let us and fellow readers know by commenting here. http://www.buildinggreen.com/live/index.cfm/2011/1/25/Green-Building-Pro...

2 Over the past few years many posted by tejinder@google.com on 02/09/2011 at 11:51 am

Over the past few years many independent green building products have emerged in addition to green products there are over 100 green building product certification systems in US alone. Green building products and sustainable building products are proliferating markets to take advantage of consumer appetite for green products. Green products are following a trajectory similar to the organic food movement where until the word ‘organic’ had a verifiable system of certification anything could and was organic. The guide helps green practitioners understand what certification is pertinent to a specific type of project and products that fall into that category. Given the noise around green products it is helpful for a guide to distil information in a non bias manner. I imagine there will be convergence in the market and certifications will go through their own evolution with some dying off but until then this guide is priceless.


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