New Free Ebook on Green Product Selection and Improving Indoor Air

UL Environment and Green Builder Media release authoritative book on how to choose green products for residential home construction.
Jun 26, 2015 6:30 AM ET
Press Release

June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Available now for free download, The GREENGUARD Difference: Specifying the Right Products for Your Green Homes offers everything you need to know about what goes into certifying lower-emitting materials through UL Environment’s GREENGUARD program, and why these products should be in every home built today.

“A healthier, more sustainable home is sited, designed, built, and maintained to support the well-being of the people who live in it,” says Green Builder Editor in Chief, Matt Power. “After all, what is more important to home buyers than a superior quality of life?”

The goal of this book is to not just to educate builders and manufacturers about the importance of healthy, sustainable homes, but also to empower home owners to make the right choices when it comes to their homes and the health of their families. “People don’t always realize they’re not exposed to fresh air,” says Josh Jacobs, Technical Information and Public Affairs Manager, UL. “Houses are built with new products that can emit VOCs, and often people move right into them within a week of completion or less.”

The good news is that there is a wealth of information on how to build better homes, and there are thousands of third-party-certified low-emitting products that can help make indoor environments free from unnecessary chemicals and pollutants.

The book includes information on:

  • Why people should care about indoor air
  • Rising asthma rates
  • How low-emitting products are certified through UL Environment
  • How to build homes with better indoor environments
  • The future of IAQ in home building
  • Links to resources including an interactive graphic with tips on how to improve a home’s indoor air.

Click HERE to download this important resource today!

Green Builder Media is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably. 

UL Environment advances global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. The organization helps companies achieve their sustainability goals—and helps purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and consulting.