Environmental rating system

Environmental rating system

Design and management systems that provide a framework for identifying, setting, and reporting environmental design and performance objectives for buildings; this system provides industry with mechanisms for industry- wide improvement and internal benchmarking while also providing a rating system through which to communicate the environmental performance characteristics of buildings to the community.
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"We are pleased that BREEAM, an environmental rating system recognized globally, has named FloorScore as an accepted certification program," said Dean Thompson, RFCI president.
No other lifecycle or environmental rating system for single-ply roofing requires the level of organizational commitment that NSF/ANSI 347 does.
The new energy-efficient building has been designed to meet the world-leading environmental rating system for buildings.
EPEAT's environmental rating system is used as a purchasing requirement by eight national governments, including the United States Federal government, and thousands of other purchasers worldwide to obtain products that meet strict environmental criteria that support more effective recycling, reduced energy consumption, longer product life and reduced toxicity.
The developer will aim for the building to be rated as "excellent" under the Breeam environmental rating system, to ensure its performance matches Admiral's own commitments to corporate social responsibility and good environmental management.
EPDs are a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system, and provide a credit achievement path in LEED v4, the newest version of USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental rating system. The joint USGBC-UL EPOs are a solution to increase transparency in building materials and products that are being used in buildings, homes, schools, hospitals and other structures.
Underwriters Laboratories said that it also assists manufacturers with registering products to the central EPEAT registry, as a global Product Registration Entity (or PRE) for EPEAT, a North American environmental rating system for electronics, adding that UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organisations.
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), a unit of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) (TYO: 8316), has created an environmental rating system for buildings, which will be applied to decide terms on loans to their owners, according to The Nikkei.
The company said that the target of the design is to create energy-efficient buildings that fulfil the requirements for certification in accordance with LEED Platinum, the international environmental rating system's highest level.
Although Green Star, Australia's national environmental rating system for buildings, is watching with interest they are yet to include this eco-friendly paint.
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