WELCOME to Global GreenTag USA
Global GreenTag International is now live in the USA. We are launching our new North American operations at the GREENBUILD International Conference and Expo in Chicago this week (November 14-16) with a new globalgreentag.us website, GreenTag's array of advanced product certification services (including the unveiling of a brand new service) and the official launch of Global GreenTag certified products on two major global construction industry data hubs.
"It is a perfect time for GreenTag to be opening in the US," says David Baggs, Global GreenTag's CEO and Program Director.
"We are positioned at the GREENBUILD expo as part of the Mindful Materials Pavilion, we have taken part already in a public workshop, teaming up with GIGA's innovative product data hub - ORIGIN.build to launch our full API enabled directory of certified green building materials and products on the platform for use by US and global built environment professionals and to work with ecomedes to officially launch the entrance of GreenTag certified products available in the US on ecomedes.com - the largest database of curated building product information needed for US Federal and State green building compliance.
Global GreenTag is already recognized in the US by the International WELL™ Building Standard and is compliant with the US Green Building Council's LEED® v4 building rating program. The USGBC and IWBI agreed 'WELL and LEED Crosswalk' document provides the guidance professionals need to understand the inter-relationships between these important rating tools and in effect, Global GreenTag as well.
David Baggs is joined in Chicago at GREENBUILD this week with Mary-Lou Kelly, Managing Director of Global GreenTag International and Brett Hazlett, GreenTag's Global Certification Strategist.
"GreenTag has come a long way since launching Global GreenTag Certification just a few years ago," says David.
"We were the first company in the world to introduce an LCA based product rating ecolabel scheme that today certifies nearly 2000 products for approximately 200 companies with factories in over 22 countries, many of which are USA manufactured or available. We are also the only 'One-Stop' rating system globally for the major green building rating tools including WELL, LEED and Green Star".
For the US market, GreenTag is offering some new services, including the Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration™ (GreenTag PhD™ ) that uniquely rates the healthiness of products in use with an 'In-use healthiness' HealthRATE™ Mark. Global GreenTag's EN 15804 compliant </b> Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program</b> will also be launched to additionally give US made products a CarbonRATE™ Mark.
"We look forward to engaging more deeply with leaders in the sustainability field and contributing to the trajectory of greening the US and world-wide built environment," David adds.
"The strength of Global GreenTag has always been its deep, multi-attribute, scientifically robust technical basis, which is embedded in world leading research and green design. We have been described by product manufacturers in a number of countries as having the most meaningful sustainability scorecard in the world, and our Standard demands that product claims be proven beyond any doubt, and that's very important to us. Which is why our Standard continues to evolve, to meet the needs of progressive manufacturers developing new benchmarks in green product design, both significantly healthier and beyond business as usual products." He said.
If you would like to enquire further about Global GreenTag International opening in North America, please email: or phone: +61 07 3399 9686.
More about Global GreenTag International
Global GreenTag International simplifies the selection of sustainable products for the green building, interiors and infrastructure sectors, using Global GreenTagCertTM one of the most scientifically advanced certification systems and standards in the world.
With Headquarters in Australia, Global GreenTag International currently has wholly owned companies in South Africa and Malaysia, Licensee sales and marketing operations in China, and a pending PhD only Licensee in the UK and EU.
Global GreenTag Certificates, PhDs and EPDs are also recognized with in major international green building, interior, infrastructure and design, as-built and performance rating tools. These include Green Star® , BREEAM International , Green Mark International , Infrastructure Sustainability rating tool and several country based programs including LOTUS (Vietnam) and MyHIJAU (Malaysia). GreenTag EPDs and PhDs are also LEED v4.0 compliant.
The Global GreenTag certification process assesses and ranks products through leading Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based product ecolabelling, rating, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Product Health Declaration (PhD) programs.
In fact, Global GreenTagCertTM was the first certification standard in the world to implement unique 'Beyond LCA' life cycle product assessment (LCA), a first ever 'Net Positive' benefit analysis, and more recently also HealthRATE™, CarbonRATE™ Marks together with Best Environmental Practice PVC assessments to deepen the certification and rating of green building, interiors, infrastructure, personal, cleaning and consumables products for both B2B and B2C sectors.
Subsequently, Global GreenTag certification has become one of the most trusted marks behind some of world's most iconic brands who are all working to reverse their manufacturing impacts on the environment and human health. Brands including Interface, Polyflor, Mohawk, Karndean, Herman Miller, Knauf, Kingspan, AMF, Armstrong, Tarkett, Vertilux, Verosol, DuPont, CSR, Boral USG, Herman Miller, Porcelanosa, and many more.
Global GreenTag International continuously extends boundaries of product certification as an externally certified ISO 9001 organisation, ISO 17065 compliant conformance assessment body and ISO 14024 compliant ecolabelling program
Its Global GreenTagCertTM certification standard is also recognised by leading green building programs – Green Star® NZ, Australia and Africa, WELLTM Building Standard, Vietnam Green building Council's LOTUS® tool, 'IS' (Infrastructure, Sustainability, Australia and NZ), Malaysia's MyHIJAU labelling program, EnviroDevelopment™ and compliant with relevant USBGC LEED v4 Materials credits.
Global GreenTag has also attracted many industry awards that recognise its contribution to green product certification. In 2015 and 2016 and just recently in 2018, Australia's 'Architecture and Design' and 'Infolink' readers voted Global GreenTag as one of Australia's Top 100 Most Trusted Brands. In the 2018 poll, GreenTag also certifies products for 26% of the Top 100 companies, including for the Top 5 companies ... which also includes for the second year running - first place overall for GreenTag manufacturer –Weathertex.
In 2013 Global GreenTag was honored to receive, the construction sector Banksia Award, Australia's Premier Sustainability awards.
Global GreenTagCertTM operates under the following international standards:
- Externally certified to ISO 9001 for Quality Management
- Externally verified as compliant to:
- ISO 14024 for Type 1 (Third Party) Ecolabels and
- ISO 17065 for Conformance Assessment Bodies
- Certification is compliant to ISO 14040 & ISO 14044 for LCA
- ISO 14067 for Greenhouse Gas calculation
- ISO 14025 for Environmental Product Declarations and
- ISO 21930 and EN 15804 for specific need EPDs
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), US Trade Marks & Patents Office, Canadian IP Office Approved Certification Mark, Trade Marks Madrid Protocol and EU Common Mark Registered.
See also: www.globalgreentag.com, www.globalgreentag.cn, www.globalgreentag.co.za/
More about David Baggs
CEO of Global GreenTag International and Program Director of Global GreenTagCertTM , David Baggs has led Global GreenTag to become one of the most advanced product certification services and marks in the world for the sustainable building industries; including being named one of the Top 100 Most Trusted Building Sector Brands in Australia..
David Baggs is also a multi-award winning green building architect and renowned for being the materials, energy and sustainability consultant for the build of the Sydney 2000 green Olympics and many other benchmark green building projects since. His experience in the green building sector spans 40 years and he was voted one of Australia's Top 50 Green Leaders and one of the Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally in a six continent poll. David is also an Exemplar Global Lead Auditor and a Past President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society.<small>
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