Green Seal: A Green Building and Eco-Friendly Product Certification Program

By shakir_williams on 09/12/2017

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What is Green Seal?

Green Seal Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability by encouraging organizations to be more eco-friendly. When products and services are awarded Green Seal certification, they are backed with a “greener” reputation. The green seal provides economic benefits, and healthier & safer products, services, and buildings for their consumers. The Green Seal label on a cleaning product, for example, lets consumers know exactly how their product protects human health and the environment. On the other hand, a Green Seal certified building implies that it meets all green quality standards in the construction industry, such as air quality, energy efficiency, lowered carbon emissions, and waste reduction.

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What does green seal mean? 

This certification label provides consumers with a familiar symbol that represents safety and quality. It offers consumers with a code of standard that insures that their products, services, buildings, and homes are all following green practices

From where you eat, to places you sleep, to where you work, to what you use, Green Seal makes sure that they are all safe for your health and the health of the environment.

Green Seal Buildings & Institutions 

Green Seal Inc. helps companies and organizations improve their building practices to be more green and sustainable. 

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What is the International Green Construction code? 

IGCC LogoThis is a mandatory set of requirements to help reduce the negative impact of buildings on the natural environment. Each building must improve their building practices in the following categories:

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The parameters for getting your building certified, are as follows: energy use, recycled content, air quality, water use, carbon emissions, and waste disposal.  

Green Seal Product & Services

green seal logoAs the demand for greener products grows in the market, consumers are actively seeking products and services that follow green practices. Many building rating systems like LEED, Green Globes, and Energy Star, recognize Green Seal products. Due to the increased demand, green product certifications continue to rise. Learn about some more product certifications.

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Green Seal was the first program to limit volatile organic compounds in colorants added to paint, and the first program to prohibit asthma-causing agents in cleaning products.

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