Looking for healthier, more sustainable carpet products? UL Environment has made them easier to find, on its online database

by Brianna Crandall — February 7, 2018 — UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), recently announced that The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI’s) Green Label Plus-certified carpet, cushion and adhesive products will be added to SPOT, UL’s Web-based product sustainability information tool. The addition of Green Label Plus products will provide SPOT users with access to more than 600 additional flooring products that have low chemical emissions, enhancing their ability to identify healthier, more sustainable flooring that meets their project needs.

SPOT features more than 50,000 credible green products and facilitates their selection for the design community, professional purchasers and others seeking sustainable products. Additionally, UL developed an add-in SPOT app for AutoDesk Revit for users to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project. Green Label Plus certified products will be included in this SPOT app, providing unprecedented visibility into trusted green product information and selection.

Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment, explained:

SPOT is an open, collaborative platform for the green building industry to access thousands of products with sustainable attributes. The addition of CRI Green Label Plus certified products is an important step in the evolution of SPOT to be the industry’s most credible resource for finding healthier, more sustainable products they trust.

Joe Yarbrough, president of The Carpet and Rug Institute, remarked:

For 25 years, CRI Green Label Plus has been a trusted certification program that demonstrates carpet products have low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds. The inclusion of Green Label Plus products in SPOT enables our manufacturers to have more exposure for their products on a trusted product platform and helps architects, designers and specifiers access this information during the BIM process.

The SPOT database is powered by UL, a leading safety science company and developer of globally recognized sustainability standards with a 120+ year history. In addition to the SPOT add-in for Revit, UL is developing tools such as expanded listings to enhance the ability to find and select healthier, more sustainable products.

To learn more about SPOT or the SPOT app for AutoDesk Revit, visit the UL or AutoDesk Web site. For more information about Green Label Plus certification, visit the CRI Web site.

UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organizations.