Green Seal


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Green Seal

An independent, nonprofit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion. It is also a certification for construction products such as windows, paints, and adhesives, attesting that the products were manufactured and can be used with minimal impact on the environment.
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Beyond the chemical makeup and product-specific guidelines set, Green Seal also includes requirements for health, packaging and consumer education.
Given the high consumer demand for safer cleaning products, the Green Seal certification shows Oxymagic's commitment to providing a safer carpet and upholstery cleaning method," said Tom DiMaio, CEO of Northeast Oxymagic Development Corp.
The new Green Seal standard offers greater flexibility for the assessment of VOCs and aligns with VOC limits set by the current California Air Resources Board.
The certification means that Green Seal has verified that the lodge's environmental programs have been effectively implemented.
For example, Green Seal GS-37 products, which are used for general cleaning purposes, bathrooms, glass, carpet care and other hard surface care, have a prohibition on ingredients known to cause allergic-type asthma, tighter restrictions on ingredients that can cause indoor air pollution and strengthened limits on chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin.
Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, a hotel property of US-based hospitality company, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), has been awarded a Green Seal Certification.
However Leed references Green Seal for some paints and coatings and Green Seal references the American SCAQMD for further restrictions on VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are present in most conventional paint types, while all environmental standards outlaw certain chemicals which have been found harmful to human health.
With Green Seal certification, it's not just the company saying "Buy our product, it's green.
In October 2008, fayor Richard Daley recognized the efforts of 25 hotels striving for Green Seal certification, an environmental lodging standard with requirements in such eco-friendly activities as waste minimization, energy efficiency and water conservation.
Additional topics include the requirements for Green Seal certification, green raw materials, programs to implement green technology and the potential for green coatings.
The 274-room hotel has applied for Green Seal certification - proof that the business has met a series of standards for environmental responsibility.
Terry Gillis of Recovery One and Greg Wirsen of Green Seal Environmental will be on hand to discuss the many issues facing this particular market segment.