Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Scientific Certification Systems will add information on more than 2000 green building products to ecoScorecard’s web-based green building tool, the organizations announced today. This collaboration strengthens ecoScorecard’s ability to deliver calculations and documentation for the ever–changing “green” landscape at no cost to architects and designers.
Designers, builders, contractors and remodelers will now have access to a wide range of information about how products from almost 3000 SCS-certified manufacturers meet LEED and other ratings systems’ requirements. ecoScorecard users simply plug products into their online project tracker and the tool provides meaningful information about credits for green building rating systems.
SCS certifies the broadest array of green building products of any certifier, making this partnership a boon to ecoScorecard users. SCS certified products are found in most green building projects, earning LEED and other credits through Forest Stewardship Council, environmentally preferable products, indoor air quality, recycled content, and levelâ¢ furniture sustainability certification.
“Specifiers who choose SCS certified products will soon have ecoScorecard enabled data that supports their documentation needs,” explained Martin Flaherty, president of ecoScorecard.
“This collaboration enhances the value of SCS certification for our clients and shares the outstanding performance of their products with building designers and other specifiers looking for green building components,” explained Michael Wolfe, Director of Business Development, SCS. “ecoScorecard is an excellent platform to deliver SCS certification data to those users.”
About ecoScorecard Introduced in 2007, ecoScorecard provides product specifiers with the ability to search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics. The program does the calculations necessary for rating systems such as LEED, GGHC Labs 21, CHPS, and the NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines. The tool also produces the product documentation necessary for inclusion in the submission process. http://www.ecoscorecard.com
About Scientific Certification Systems: Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is a global leader in independent environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity certification. For more than 25 years, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs in pursuit of the highest level of environmental performance and social accountability. Many certifications are based on innovative life cycle assessment methodology. SCS certifications recognize accomplishments in greenhouse gas inventories and offsets, agricultural production, food processing and handling, forestry, fisheries, flowers and plants, energy, green building, product manufacturing and corporate social responsibility. http://www.SCScertified.com
Rebecca Graham, SCS rgraham(at)scscertified(dot)com 510.452.8020
Reva Revis, ecoScorecard reva(at)ecoscorecard(dot)com 312.929.5025