Sustainability


Green Links

 

Green Seal™
www.greenseal.org
Green Seal™ is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services. Founded in 1989, Green Seal™ provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Their industry knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users alike make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.

 

Design for the Environment (DfE)
www.epa.gov/dfe
The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program is a voluntary partnership program that works directly with industry to integrate health and environmental considerations into business decisions. EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program seeks to promote the use of institutional cleaners and maintenance products with improved environmental and human health characteristics.

 

Carpet & Rug Institute
www.carpet-rug.org
Recognizing the need to identify superior cleaning equipment, the Carpet & Rug Institute introduced its Green Label Testing Program for vacuum cleaners in 2000. To qualify for the Green Label, vacuums must go through a stringent testing process that measures three key performance factors: soil removal, dust containment, and carpet appearance retention.

 

EcoLogo
www.ecologo.org
Launched by the Canadian federal government in 1988, EcoLogo has grown to serve buyers and sellers of green products throughout the United States and Canada, and around the world. EcoLogo is North America’s oldest and most widely recognized & respected certification of environmental leadership. By setting standards and certifying products in more than 120 categories, EcoLogo helps you identify, trust, buy, and sell environmentally preferable (“green”) goods and services.

 

USGBC
www.usgbc.org
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The USGBC’s core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

 

LEED
www.usgbc.org/leed
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System is owned and managed by the USGBC. LEED promotes a whole building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED provides a road map for measuring and documenting success for every building type and phase of a building lifecycle.

 

Nattura
www.natturaproducts.com
Nattura is the only brand with products certified by Green Seal™, EcoLogo or in partnership with DfE. Nattura is the brand choice in renowned universities, wholesome food grocers, restaurants, and leading hospitality chains across the United States.