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    09/27/11: GREENGUARD Showcases Low-Emitting Products, Healthier Indoor Environments at Greenbuild 2011

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    GREENGUARD Showcases Low-Emitting Products, Healthier Indoor Environments at Greenbuild 2011

     

    (Atlanta, GA)—Products can make a room, but low-emitting products can make a room healthier. That’s the message the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute will deliver via its exhibitor’s booth at the 2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo next week.

    “The booth is designed to give show attendees a visually stimulating representation of how low-emitting materials, finishes, and furnishing come together to help create healthier indoor environments,” says Henning Bloech, executive director of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

    A departure from the wildly successful “built environment” theme of the last two years, this year’s GREENGUARD booth will use a creative combination of product samples and graphical imagery to communicate the health benefits of using GREENGUARD Certified products in offices, schools, and healthcare spaces. Products from participating manufacturers, including 3M, Executive Cabinetry, HP, Healthier Choice, Knauf, KI, Mondo, Owens Corning, Rubbermaid, Sherwin-Williams, Teknion, and Wilsonart, will be featured.

    “We are proud of each and every one of our nearly 400 participating manufacturers for the work they’ve done to help improve indoor air quality,” Bloech says. “So we’re proud to showcase some of those products at our booth.”

    Visitors to GREENGUARD’s booth can also take advantage of prominently-placed quick response (QR) codes, a more sustainable, digital alternative to printed informational handouts. When scanned with a smart phone, the QR codes will link visitors to GREENGUARD’s new mobile-friendly Product Guide—a tool that enables on-the-go architects, designers, and other specifiers to find certified low-emitting products at anytime, anywhere.
    In addition, the founder of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, Dr. Marilyn Black, will serve as a subject matter expert at the Greenbuild Knowledge Bar on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 2-4 p.m. There, visitors can meet with Dr. Black one-on-one and ask questions about indoor air quality and product emissions. The Greenbuild Knowledge Bar is located on Level 800 of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, just outside the South Exhibit Hall.

    The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo runs Oct. 4-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visitors may visit the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute at booth #3736S. For more information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org.

    About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)

    The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, part of the UL Global Network, aims to protect human health and enhance quality of life by improving indoor air quality and reducing chemical exposure. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and serves as a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org.

     

     

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