• Case Studies

  • GREENGUARD Certification provides credible, scientifically-backed evidence to the marketplace that a product contributes to the creation of healthier indoor environments. To date, GREENGUARD Certification has been adopted as a criteria in over 350 sustainable building programs, procurement guidelines documents, and corporate bid specifications around the world--allowing GREENGUARD Certification to help manufacturers, architects, and designers fulfill sustainability goals.



    Lighting the Creative Spark: How Ingersoll Rand is Driving Sustainability in its Innovation Pipeline

    With the acquisition of Trane, a brand with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced controls, in 2008 Ingersoll Rand became a $17 billion giant in the climate solutions industry. Garnering a huge product portfolio and significant market share, the company realized its pivotal role in leading the industry as well as commercial and residential consumers toward improved energy efficiency.

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    GAF Tops Off Sustainability Program With Landfill Waste Diversion Claims Validation from UL

    With a strong commitment to corporate responsibility, GAF has always been a strong promoter in their industry when it comes to sustainability. This leading North American roofing manufacturer is proud to support sustainability in all areas of its business – from energy efficiency and materials maximization, to recycling and the installation process. GAF undertakes efforts company-wide to reduce their environmental footprint.

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    On the Road to Sustainability, Bridgestone Americas Marks Milestone with UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill Validation

    Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has a long history of demonstrated commitment to sustainability. The company has set a high standard for itself by investing in environmental initiatives and commitments including reducing environmental impact, reducing CO2 emissions and water and waste management.

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    Springs Creative Innovates Sleep Fire Protection—Consumers Sleep Soundly with GREENGUARD Gold Certified Firegard® Fabrics

    Springs Creative produces a full line of Firegard® fabrics to keep up with innovations in mattresses. While fire safety is of the utmost concern, many customers want to ensure their products are also healthier to sleep on. In fact, consumers have become increasingly concerned about the potential health effects of chemicals and fire retardants. That led Springs Creative to pursue GREENGUARD Gold Certification, a rigorous third-party testing program for low-emitting materials, for their Firegard products.

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    UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill Validation Shows that Apple Products Manufacturer, Mayer Bros., Is Green to the Core

    Mayer Brothers Apple Products is a manufacturer of brand name and private label food and beverage products including bottled water, fresh-pack apple cider, bulk juice, and hot filled beverages in a variety of packaging. Always raising the bar with progressive environmental standards, in 2006 Mayer Brothers initiated an aggressive program to recycle every waste item that was a byproduct of the manufacturing process.

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    Lifenest’s UL GREENGUARD Certification Lets Parents Sleep Soundly, Babies Sleep Safely

    When developing Lifenest®, a sleep product designed to help prevent Flat Head in newborns, the product engineers at Ubimed set out to meet a daunting list of performance, safety, and health requirements. UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification provides third party verification that Lifenest is a low-emitting product, letting babies and their parents sleep and breathe easier.

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    Florida Tile, Inc. and UL GREENGUARD Certification: Covering Indoor Air Quality One Tile at a Time

    Florida Tile, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of porcelain, ceramic, stone, metal and glass tiles, sought a credible, meaningful way to ensure that its products were low-emitting—and then communicate this sustainable attribute to architectural specifiers and others looking to fulfill low-emitting materials requirements.

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    Teknion: Seated at the Helm of Healthier Indoor Environments

    The year was 2002. The sustainable building and design movement was just beginning to gain momentum, and product manufacturers found themselves facing a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. Teknion—a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end office system and related furniture products—was one of the first to react, quickly recognizing the importance of creating healthier, more sustainable indoor environments for its customers.

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    UL GREENGUARD Certified Insulation: Enveloping Healthier Interiors

    It was the turn of the 21st century. The sustainable building movement was just beginning to garner national attention, and indoor air quality (IAQ) was becoming increasingly important to builders and end-users.

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    UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification Helps CB Richard Ellis Achieve Sustainability Goals

    When CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest real estate services firm with more than 2.2 billion square feet of managed institutional and corporate real estate, sought a cleaning system aligned with their corporate sustainability philosophy, they selected GREENGUARD Gold Certified Diversey Healthy High Performance Cleaning Program.

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    UL GREENGUARD Certified Mattresses Nurturing Naturepedic® From Its Infancy

    When Barry Cik launched Naturepedic®—a company specializing in the design and manufacture of organic, non-toxic mattresses for infants and children—he knew how critical it was to reduce babies’ exposure to chemicals and other indoor air pollutants. That’s why he turned to the UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification Program.

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