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Green Seal Seeking Stakeholders for New Architectural Insulation Materials Standard

Washington, D.C.,Green Seal, the nation's first independent nonprofit certifier of sustainable products and services, is developing a new environmental leadership standard for Architectural Insulation Materials, GS-54, and invites all those interested in participating to register as stakeholders at collaborase.com/gs-54-development.

Only those registered will be allowed to submit comments when the proposed standard will be published in early February.  Registrants will receive notification of the opening of the comment period, as well as updates and news about progress of the standard.

Green Seal is looking for suggestions and comments from a diverse group of stakeholders including manufacturers, facility managers, consumer groups, health and environmental groups and other interested parties.

The new standard is being developed to help purchasers identify and choose insulation products that are environmentally preferable, and to guide manufacturers in the design of these products. The standard will also be the basis for determining which products in this category may be certified by Green Seal.

The standard will establish requirements for performance and protection of health and the environment. Green Seal will be seeking comments on its market review and proposed standard to ensure that the requirements provide an accurate reflection of the environmental leadership products that are available in today’s insulation market.

Registrants will be notified via email as to the start of the official comment period. All comments received during this commenting period commencing in February will be reviewed and considered for the final version of the standard. A response to all comments received will be published on Green Seal’s website, and the final standard will be published in subsequent weeks.

Visit www.greenseal.org for more information on the Architectural Insulation Materials Standard in development.

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